Pianist Magda Mayas and cellist Anthea Caddy, both currently based in Berlin, Germany, showcase their respective recent works. In exploring the textural, percussive, and abstract/ambient possibilities of the acoustic piano – solo and prepared – as well as in other keyboard instruments, Magda Mayas is a leading innovator, marking her astonishing virtuoso technique in the realm of sound collages and visceral noise experiments. With her unique quadraphonic setup and often performing in near-pitch darkness, Anthea Caddy’s performances immerses the audience within the sonic intricacies of the cello, meshing the individual sounds into a larger multidimensional spatial environment.
Magda Mayas’ appearance is supported by High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD.
Magda Mayas has performed and toured in Europe, the USA, Australia and Lebanon, and has collaborated with many leading figures in improvisation and composers such as John Butcher, Peter Evans, Annette Krebs, Phill Niblock, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Thomas Lehn, and Tristan Honsinger.
Anthea Caddy lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Melbourne, Australia. She has performed and exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Europe, notably at Bludenzer Tage (Austria), Liquid Architecture National Festival (Australia), Leipzig Museum of Modern Art, Reina Sofia Center of Contemporary Art (Madrid), Issue Project Room (New York), Goethe Institut (Boston), Project Space Gallery (Melbourne), Wroclaw Museum of Contemporary Art (Poland), Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Tesla Centre of Media Arts and Radial System V (Berlin).