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Pianist Magda Mayas (1979) was taught the pianist trade by the masterly improvisers Misha Mengelberg and George Graewe, and has become renowned in recent years within the international improvisatory sphere. Mayas works predominantly in Berlin, which has witnessed a heterogeneous evolution of electro-acoustic improvisation, giving birth to sound-pruned aesthetics named ‘the Berlin reductionism’ in the past decade. Mayas is a member of the Phono Phono trio, the Mayas/ Nutters/ Olsen/ Galvez quartet and the larger N-collective ensemble. She is also performs duets with the Australian percussionist Tony Buck (The Necks), the Australian sound artist Anthea Caddy, as well as saxophone player Christine Sehnaoui. Read more on Last.fm . User-cont...
Born in 1962, she grew up in Switzerland. She studied with Miroslav Vitous at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston from 1981 to 1983.
She moved to Sweden in 1983, where she again studied from 1988 to 1993 at the Göteborg Conservatory of Music, where she also achieved a Soloist Diploma 2004 to 2006.
She has been free-lancing on the jazz and improvisation scene in Sweden for many years with a number of groups.
She started doing solo perfomances in 1992, often working with dancers. She founded, together with dancer Anna Westberg, the festival Dance’n Bass in May 2008.
Her first solo recording was released in 2007 and she also released a recording with the trio Acoustic Electronics with Charlotte Hug, viola, ...