Tam Thi Pham is a Vietnamese multimedia composer, improviser and performer. She completed her Bachelor of Musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, a course in New Compositional Techniques at the University of Music and Theater Hamburg in the class of Prof. Helmut W. Erdmann. She is currently doing her Master in Multimedia Composition at the University of Music and Theater Hamburg with Prof. Dr. Georg Hajdu, Prof. Dr. Gordon Kampe, Prof. Alexander Schubert
Ms. Pham participated many different professional courses on improvisation, contemporary music and composition organized by the Domdom – The Hub For Experimental Music & Art. In 2016 she was awarded a 3-month artist scholarship from the Goethe Institute for German language and music courses in Hamburg, Germany. She was the founder of DomDom – Contemporary and Experimental Music club.
Her works are a journey of exploring individuality in an attempt to connect with the surrounding social environment. She is trying to build a way of expression in which music and performance are two indivisible parts.
Tam Thi Pham plays electronic music, objects and Dan Bau (traditional Vietnamese instruments). She especially enjoys working with choreographers and dancers both as improviser and as a composer. Besides her activities as a composer and a performer, she was also very active as an organizer of various discussions on contemporary music and art and concerts in Hanoi and Hamburg. She has also been participating at festivals in Vietnam, Germany, Japan and Serbia such as: “Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival”, Hanoi, 2014; “Hanoi New Music Festival”, Hanoi, 2013 and 2018; “Beyond Sound” – a series of concerts of experimental music, Heritage space, Hanoi; 2016, 2017 and 2018; “Dance and music camp” with composer Heine Goebbels, Hanoi; “New Music Festival”, Lüneburg, 2016, 2018 and 2019; “Blurred edges” festival, Hamburg, 2019, 2021; “41. International study week for contemporary music”, Hamburg, 2019 ; “next_generation 8.0” festival, Karlsruhe, 2019; “Dance fest” Hanoi, 2019“46.New Music Festival-Portrait Concert: Tam Thi Pham” at HfMT, Hamburg, 2020; Misch Masch festival, NPO Dance Box, 2021; Exhibition “Zemljišta: situacije i dokumenta” (EN: “Grounds: situations and documents) at Gallery ”Jovan Popović” in Opovo, Serbia, 2021; “here&there” in reconnect – program of Goethe Institute in Hanoi, 2021.
Residency: 2018; FAMLAB Residency 2018 (a programme under the British Council’s Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth Project). Guess artist in TPAM festival, Japan, 2020 organized by Japan foundation.
The “Lost” – one of Ms. Pham’s improvisation music works, has been chosen to be a part of the “Synthesis Album Vol. 1”. This album has been published by the Urban Art Berlin and it collected sound works from female composers all over the world who professionally work in the sonic field. Ms. Pham’s piece titled “Sadness with the sea” has been on the album “Emergence” which was released by the British label Flaming Pines.