Pia Palme was born in Vienna, where she lives.
Pia Palme is known for her versatile musical life and her pursuit of the new in more alternative contexts. As a composer Palme sketches out well-conceived concepts, collaborates in interdisciplinary works, or works especially for the venue itself. Her music often combines mechanical and electronic sources of sound and involves careful working with space as an element of composition. Her vocal pieces draw on social contexts and re-compose a fractured sense of identity. She installs improvisation as part of her compositional plan, and is known for using audio scores to extend conventional performance techniques.