Montreuil - France

Artist and composer, Valérie Vivancos aka Ocean Viva Silver sailed the Anglo-Saxon artistic and musical undercurrents (Liverpool, Manchester, London, San Francisco, NYC) for 11 years before settling in Paris. Her artistic practice revolves around composition, performance scores, situations and writing protocols that interweave life and fiction and trigger 'curious' experiences. She studied Fine Arts in London and San Francisco (Chelsea, SFAI), English and Sociology in Paris (Sorbonne) and was taught sound arts and electroacoustic composition by Hayley Newman, Laétitia Sonami, Christian Zanesi and Robert Hampson.

She is co-founder of projects focused on experimental music/sound and art including the duo OttoannA and the Double Entendre editions (With Rodolphe Alexis) and often collaborates with other artists (Limpe Fuchs, Jos Smolders, Carl Stone...). Based in Paris since 2002, she has been working with the GRM, Collectif MU, Fair_Play network and various other sonic research organisations. She also writes and translates poetic, literary and theoretical texts (Pompidou Centre, Editions Mego, Ina-GRM, Robot Records, MU asso, Shelter Press ).

She has run sound/art workshops in Brazil, invited people to sleep in an underground bunker in Denmark, performed spatialised music in a Planetarium, on a boat sailing the Danube, Improvised a performance with sounding objects in Hong Kong, created soundtracks for answering machines or cctvs, been commissioned for art, electroacoustic and radio pieces.

Her work has been featured in international art centers (Palais de Tokyo, Gaîté Lyrique, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Overgaden gallery, ICA, Barbican Centre, Mudam, Parque das Ruinas, Black Box Theater HK, Musée Réatu...) ; music venues and festivals (Présences Électronique, Présences, Poitiers Planétarium, European Sound Delta, Futura, The Dark Outside, Nuit Blanche, Sonic Dreams, JRM, Le Mans Sonore...) as well as radios (France Culture, France Musique, Rte Lyric, Phaune, Radia Network, Kunstradio, Resonnance FM, Jet FM, Panik, RTBF, Tesla FM, TTnode...). She has received institutional awards, residencies and commissions (GRM, Radio France, France Musique, France Culture, Scam, Gulliver, RTBF, EMS).

She has released 3 albumsEcholalia on Mare/Moto 2014 - The Sleep in Opera ‎on The Sublunar Society 2016 - Îpe on Industrial Coast 2020.

A new record is planned in 2022 on Tsuku Boshi.



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