DONNA MAYAS MUSIC
Donna Maya live @ Marry Klein Global
Donna Maya was invited to perform at Marry Klein Global presented by female:pressure 2021, that highlighted a selection of cutting edge sounds from outstanding artists of the electronic music landscape worldwide. Donna Mayas stunning audio-visuell performance is a result from her journey to Detroit. Taking Detroit as a perfect example for what capitalism does to a social environment when cultural values where given up, she explored various sites that wrote industrial history and captured their sounds. Donna Maya transformed them into dense, artificial sound sculptures combined with electronic beats and a slightly dystopian vibe: Pure underground techno with theremin!
Nomads In Sound 04
Digital release: Meerkat Recordings, 11. Nov. 2021, vinyl release: Febr. 2022
DEGEM CD 20 im hier und jetzt oder nie
DEGEM CD 20 im hier und jetzt oder nie – curated by Anne Wellmer
The past few years have shown the whole world how little certainty there is that our familiar realities remain true and real. Around the world, autocrats are democratically elected who, once in power, undermine the separation of powers and democratic structures in their countries. With the rapidly accelerating climate crisis, weather extremes are multiplying and habitats and biodiversity are shrinking. We are in the midst of a pandemic.
Some are shouting that something must change, and quickly, if we are to save the world from extinction. Others are afraid that something could change and take refuge in conspiracy theories and fake news. What is important and necessary now? To protect the existing? To go in new directions? To reflect? To fight? Is there still a way out of polarisation?
im hier und jetzt oder nie (in the here and now or never) is a good example of how different perspectives can complement each other to create something new in the interplay of completely opposing forces. The twelve compositions on the CD together form a kind of musical suite that seems to end in a question that remains unanswered. With contributions from Christian M. Fischer, Maria Pelekanou, Donna Maya, Antje Vowinckel, Karl F. Gerber, Elisabeth Schimana, Klarenz Barlow, Clemens von Reusner, Sabine Schäfer, Javier Alejandro Garavaglia, Solidarity Noise Project and Niayesh Ebrahimi.
3 CD release, Edition DEGEM, 2021
Release date: Oct. 2021
People Mover Remixed
The Detroit People Mover is an elevated train that operates on a single track encircling Downtown Detroit. It is winding through glass palaces and ruins, crossing empty spaces before hiding inside commercial buildings where the train station are located in. The train ride provides many perspectives where the city might develop in the future.
The original track „People Mover“ from Donna Mayas album Lost Spaces → Detroit questioned how we value culture in a time during and after crisis. Detroit city stands as a symbol for that. Donna Mayas track got remixed by 11 illustrious female producers: Acid Maria, C00lm8, Caro C, CURL GURL, Gavanna, Gudrun Gut, KALEISS, Lena Renz, Mila Chiral, Monibi and Sonae. The result is a wide variety of remixes, from techno to samba beats, from electronic dancehall to voodoo drums.
Digital release, Sound Sister Record, 20201, Distribution: wordandsound
Release date: August 27, 2021
„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 …“
Live concert history
Donna Maya was invited to play at
- Marry Klein Global festival (Harry Klein, Munich)
- Heroines of Sound festival (unitedwestream/ ARTE concert, Berlin)
- Sea Watch soli tour (Germany)
- Sonar (Barcelona)
- Transmediale (Berlin)
- Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich)
- Berlin Atonal (Berlin)
- female:pressure Perspectives Festival (Berlin)
- Sonoras III festival (Valencia)
- Khidi (Tiflis)
- „Lost Spaces -> Detroit“, audio-visual performance and vinyl/ digital album release
- Soundtrack contribution for „kurz und schmerzlos“ by Fatih Akin
- „Blickfang/Blickfänger“, poetry-dance-performance with Anja Weber and Anne Duden, drei D poesie Festival, Uferstudios, Berlin
- „Hear We Are“, concert for 3D electronic music, Berlin
- Official jingle „AfD wegbassen“, Berlin
- „Crossfade“ & „Philharmonic Phunk“, compositions for Kammerphilharmonie and dj, Hannover
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