Pia Palme

Pia Palme is a composer, performer, curator and artistic researcher based in Vienna. In her multidisciplinary works, she incorporates the state of the earth and society and creates compositional ecologies. From 2019-2022, Palme conceived and led the internationally acclaimed PEEK FWF project “On the fragility of sounds” at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz to explore music theater and composition from the position of the activity of the artist, with a feminist background. The resulting album “Fragility of Sounds” (various artists, Ventil Records Vienna) was listed by The Wire Magazine as number 11 of the fifty top albums of 2022. Furthermore, the book “Sounding Fragilities. An Anthology” about contemporary music and music theater was published (Wolke Verlag, 2022).

Palme also teaches, curates and publishes, and continues to appear as a performer with bass recorders. In 2014, she collaborated with composer Éliane Radigue on two pieces for the OCCAM series, with bass recorder solo and bass recorder and harp with Rhodri Davies. For her groundbreaking body of work Palme has received the Outstanding Artist Award of the Republic of Austria, scholarships for composition from the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna, from Sound and Music UK, the Ernst-von-Siemens Foundation and the Kone Foundation Finland, among others. Invitations as Artist in Residence have taken her to Tehran, Iran to the Teahouse Residence of the Austrian Embassy, to the Q-o2 Workspace Brussels, to the Banff Center of the Arts, Canada or to the Saari Residence in Turku, Finland.

Participation in IMA projects
The Womb Manifesto / The Art Of Reproduction - Decision
IMA.15 The Gala - The Video Book
Art’s Birthday 2014
IMA.05 a Festival