For recent texts and essays, also look at my research project website:


My blog for the artistic research project On the Fragility of Sounds
at the KUG University of Music and performing Arts Graz
funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund AR537

a composer’s diary [selfethnographic]


An essay written for the essay volume of Wien Modern, published in November 2020:
Komponieren im Anthropozän. Ein persönlicher Text zu Wechselwirkung.

Download pdf here >>>


Performing a feminist utopia: Music theatre as democratic practice >>>

Originally presented at the
Music and Democracy: Beyond Metaphors and Idealisation Study Days
Convenors: Igor Contreras Zubillaga and Robert Adligton
University of Huddersfield, UK, 20-21 June 2019
Authors: Dr. Pia Palme and Christina Lessiak, MA
Revision: Molly McDolan


Interview with Thomas Heher  >>>

Christina Lessiak and Pia Palme talk with Thomas Heher, founder and director of Waves Vienna festival, about the situation of women in music business and the initiative Keychange.


My blog about a month-long residency at a tiny Finnish island
in cooperation with the festival Wien Modern 2018
featuring texts, poems, performances, sounds, pictures, videos

Embedded Remote Security Blog


An interview

“Im Zweifelsfall mehr reden als weniger”
Die Composer-Performerin Pia Palme im Gespäch mit Peter Motzkus

appeared in Seiltanz. Beiträge zur Musik der Gegenwart. Herausgeber Stefan Drees, Gordon Kampe, Peter Motzkus. Ausgabe 17, Oktober 2018.
ISSN 2191-0499


My publication


Pia Palme 2017

is published in
FKW // Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur Issue 63, December 2017

Read the article here: Notationen aus Zorn:Palme FKW

Link to journal >>>


My score AX.WHO. (2009) was featured in the

The Wire 399/ May 2017

in their series The inner sleeve,
presented and discussed by Electric Indigo.


My doctoral portfolio and thesis (doctor of philosophy)

The noise of mind: A feminist practice in composition

Pia Palme 2017
University of Huddersfield

My thesis can be read here >>> Thesis_Palme_2017


An article about my realisation of Éliane Radigue’s OCCAM XVIII for contrabass recorder solo, and about the composer’s method of oral score transmission

Read pdf here >>> Notes on Radigue (Palme 2017)


A comprehensive article about my work
by musicologist Dr. Susanne Kogler

“A Nomad of Sound”: The Austrian-born Composer, Interpreter, and Performer Pia Palme

Author: Dr. Susanne Kogler

published in Musicologica Austriaca

Link to article >>>


A brief investigation (unpublished)

Exploring the Male Ear

Pia Palme and f:p 2016/17

Read the sketch here >>>



Muster des Zorns.
Hintergründe und Entstehungsprozesse meiner Kompositionen für Stimme.

Link zum Artikel als pdf >>>

Gehalten am 21.11.2015 beim
„Vergiß das populare nicht“. Das Universum Stimme in der Neuen Musik.

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Musikalische Stilforschung sowie dem Institut Antonio Salieri (Gesang in der Musikpädagogik) der mdw Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.



Drawing on Paper, from Mind to Voice

Pia Palme 2015

About the background and concept of my piece SETZUNG 1.1

published in
CERENEM Ricercata Journal /Issue #5 /spring 2015 University of Huddersfield

Read the article here >>>



The Politics of Resonance

Pia Palme 2015

Divergence Press Issue #4/ spring 2015
University of Huddersfield Cerenem

Read the article here >>>



LIP OF THE REAL version II: Composing the noise of mind

Pia Palme 2014

published in
CERENEM Ricercata Journal /Issue #4

University of Huddersfield

Read the article here >>> CeReNeM_Journal_Palme

Complete journal online under


Blog Tehran

über meine Artist-Residency
in Tehran im Mai 2013

Blog über Erlebnisse und Musik, Fotos.
Link zum Blog    >>> more


Extended portrait

published by Online-magazine of June 2013,
including a statement by Liza Lim, biographical material,
and a review of ABSTRIAL.
Read as pdf    >>> Portrait Pia Palme


A text score and text about a listening station
for a soundwalk, Schaeffer-style >>>



Philosophische Brocken
Natascha Gruver im Gespräch mit Pia Palme

Audiofile can be downloaded at the
Philosophische Audiothek”


Andreas Felber about Pia Palme:


Der Standard, 16. Mai 2011    >>> link zum Text


This is a text about a concept I used for the compositions CANTU FOLIATO and BARE BRANCHES:

>>> Using Audioscores:
a concept for a piece for vocal ensemble/choir
(Pia Palme 2011)