Transfering Airwaves Into Music - Theremin with electronic beats
Theremin with dancefloor beats
Transfering Airwaves into Music
Donna Mayaliterally holds the music in her hands. Depending on her movements sometimes herTheremin– 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.
Inspired by the pioneers of electronic musiclike Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and Pauline Oliveros, Donna Maya connects the theremin with state-of-the-art technologies. She explores the potential of the oldest electronic instrument that is still available – invented in 1920 – and combines it with nowadays music making approaches. This results in accompanying layers of sounds out of samples she recorded in the streets of Berlin to create beats that move the dance-floor.
Donna Mayaalso composed for philharmonic orchestra and DJ as well as making music for soundtracks like the movie „kurz und schmerzlos“ by Fatih Akim.
„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
Donna Maya was invited to play at
Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich)
Berlin Atonal (Berlin)
Love Is Winning
Natalie Beridze / TBA
Remixes by Donna Maya, Lightning Jules, Nikakoi, Thomas Fehlmann EP, Monika Enterprise, Oct. 2016
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
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)