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Transfering Airwaves into Music


Donna Maya
literally holds the music in her hands. Depending on her movements sometimes her theremin – the only instrument that is played without any physical contact – sounds like a human voice while in the next moment it is growling and creating noisy textures.

Focused on exploring groove and sound, Donna Maya combines the theremin with nowadays music making technologies. She explores the potential of the oldest electronic instrument still available, but already invented in 1920. Donna Maya accompanies her playing with vivid layers of samples mainly recorded in the streets of Berlin and moving beats that often have a reggae vibe.

Donna Maya also composed for philharmonic orchestra and DJ as well as making music for soundtracks like the movie „kurz und schmerzlos“ by Fatih Akim.

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Press

„The music part of the night was kicked-off by Donna Maya, a Berlin-based musician and the first Abelton certified trainer. She got the crowd moving with her live show, performing a variety of tracks that ranged from dub-step, reggae to tech-house that all-in-all produced a very danceable electronic sound.“
DJ Broadcast

Live

Donna Maya was invited to play at

  • Sonar (Barcelona)
  • Transmediale (Berlin)
  • Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich)
  • Berlin Atonal (Berlin)

NEWS

 Love Is Winning

Natalie Beridze / TBA

Remixes by Donna Maya, Lightning Jules, Nikakoi, Thomas Fehlmann
EP, Monika Enterprise, Oct. 2016

Download @ Bandcamp
Download @ Beatport

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Releases

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Love Is Winning

Natalie Beridze / TBA
Remixes by Donna Maya, Lightning Jules, Nikakoi, Thomas Fehlmann
EP, Monika Enterprise, 2016
Download @ Bandcamp
Download @ Beatport

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Nomads In Sound Volume 3

East–West Future Dub & Dubstep
V.A. mit Uzul (FRA), Késhava (EE), Mutamassik (ITA/US) PhOniAndFlOrE (FRA), Bass Trolls (SWE), Donna Maya (GER), Apurva (IN), Bass-Ul-Ulema Sound (BA), Hab (SWE) und Ombudsman (SWE)
Album, Meerkat Recordings, 2012

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Delias Darling

A radio piece made by female:pressure artists for RadialX 2010
V.A. mit Caro Snatch (Manchester; UK), Elecric Indigo (Wien; A), Manami N (Berlin; D), Xyramat (Hamburg; D), Scifi Sol (Portland; USA), Gavannas (Stockholm; S), Strict Status (Manchester; UK) and Dona Maya (Berlin; D)

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Foreshadows

Donna Maya (DJ Da Cut) + Video from Ella Esque
female:pressure DVD 1, V.A.
open:sounds, 2008,
Free Video

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Antiaircraft Remix

Ostinato/ DJ Da Cut / baze.djunkii: Antiarcraft Remix
EP, Rudel Records, 2008

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Redefined

Cut’n’Lupuz: Redefined
EP, Rudel Records, 2006

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Die Maske

Die Patinnen Teil II
EP, Bruchstuecke Nr.11, 2003

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Bis auf weiteres eine Demonstration

V.A.
CD, ZickZack, 2002

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Operation Pudel

V.A.
LP,  L´AGE D´OR, 2001

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Murder Beats Vol. 1

Die Patinnen Teil II
LP/ CD, Disko Grönland, 1998

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BOOKING

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Agency:
brilliant sound
Agent: Annette Fuss
Phone:  (040) 5543 9892
Booking-Email: net(at)brilliant-visions.de

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