Viktor Benev is a Bulgarian musician, composer and record producer. He was born in Sofia and moved definitively in Paris in 2012 where he currently resides and works predominantly in the field of electroacoustic music.
Through his multi-instrumental practice, the usage of sound synthesis and field recordings, he composes works, which are a display of his eclectic vision, transcending the traditional boundaries of musical genre. Acoustic instruments are intertwined with deep atmospheric and almost cinematic elements. Field recordings from a variety of geographic locations complement the dramaturgical and compositional structure of his creations, thus forming what he relates to as "sonic fiction".
For Benev being a musician isn't possessing a mere virtuosic instrumental technique, it is first and foremost, an obligation to be constantly aware of the world around. It is as much learning all the theoretical aspects of music, as it is navigating the obtained knowledge through a prism of personal sensibility. A life-long journey of recurring self-questioning in the pursuit of understanding the complex language of music and ultimately forming simple, yet meaningful works.