Residency Dates
  • Apr 4th 2019 to May 9th 2019
  • Oct 16th 2017 to Nov 14th 2017

Mayas is a pianist living
in Berlin. Her musical vocabulary utilizes both the inside as well as the
exterior parts of the piano. With preparations and objects, she creates
textural, linear, and fast moving sound collage. Alongside the piano, she
has performed on a Clavinet/Pianet: an electric piano from the 60s with strings
and metal chimes. She performs internationally solo and in collaboration with a
large number of musicians and composers. Current projects are Spill,
a duo with drummer Tony Buck; a duo with Christine Abdelnour (sax); and Great
, a trio with Monika Brooks (acc) and Laura Altman (cl). She is currently pursuing PhD studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and
investigating extended instrumental techniques, spectral music, and
psychoacoustics in an improvised music context. Since 2013, she has been
producing radio pieces for ABC Australia and Deutschlandradio Kultur, and has
released 20 CDs to date. She has performed and toured in Europe, the
United States, Australia, Mexico, and Lebanon, and collaborated with many
leading figures in improvisation and composers such as John Butcher, Andy Moor,
and Axel Dörner, among others. She has performed at festivals and exhibitions
such as MaerzMusik (2012, 2015), dOCUMENTA (2012), and
the Berlin Biennale (2014). Read more at magdamayas.jimdo.com.