Victoria Hume: Women Make Music
Victoria will be touring Delirium Part II in venues across Durham, London and Bristol in summer 2017. This is her second work focused on delirium, or hospital-induced psychosis. The first, also supported by Women Make Music, was shortlisted for the inaugural Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize in 2014, and performed everywhere from the Green Man Festival to the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Trainee Liaison Psychiatry conference.
The Delirium project represents a unique approach to creative research, which sets out to communicate the full weight of the human experience of delirium – a phenomenon often dismissed as a side-effect of care – challenging both our preconceptions of the experience itself, and health research paradigms. The piece is being written as part of a composition masters at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and in collaboration with a Joburg teaching hospital. It will be based on interviews with people who have experienced delirium, and staff
who care for them.
Victoria is a musician and teacher from Dorset – currently based in Johannesburg. Her last EP, Closing, was released on the Lost Map label in January 2016, with lots of play on BBC6 Music early this year, and a live session for Marc Riley. Lauren Laverne called it “gloriously unclassifiable”.
She is currently working on new music and animation for The Isle Is Full of Noises – a piece based on the experience of voice-hearing, commissioned by Hearing the Voice at Durham University for exhibition at Durham’s Palace Green this November.