Monday 22 July 2019, 7.30pm
Pianist Maya Dunietz performs the piano pieces of the legendary Ethiopian composer Emahoy Tsegue Mariam Guebrou.
In 2013, Dunietz initiated and directed a unique tribute to Emahoy Tsegue Mariam Guebrou in the framework of the Jerusalem Season of Culture, which included the first ever publication of Guebrou's piano pieces in a music sheet book, and a series of concerts performed by Dunietz and international musicians, ranging from the Ethiopian Church Choir to pop star Ester Rada and Ethiopian diva Hiwot Mekonen, presenting Emahoy's abundance of celebrated compositions, created over 95 years of life (and still counting...).
Maya Dunietz is a pianist, composer, improviser and singer, born in Israel in 1981. Her work ranges between solo performances, composing for various ensembles around the world, writing for theater, creating sound installations, building strange electronic instruments and singing in various styles, among them heavy metal, kleizmer and contemporary classical music. In the year 2010 her collaborations included arrangements for the new album of "Cheveu", singing with "Oy Division", performing at the Irwin exhibition – (Israel digital arts center) and playing with Eddie Prevost, John Butcher, Susan Alcorn, Heddy Boubacker, Steve Noble and John Edwards, to name a few.
“Maya Dunietz is one of the most gifted and resourceful musicians on the Israeli alternative music scene. She plays with local alternative bands including HaBiluim and Midnight Peacocks, takes part in John Zorn's Cobra musical game, leads the avant Givo'l choir, jams in New York with such forward-thinking musicians as trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum, harpist Zeena Parkins and guitarist Mary Halverson and, in Europe, with Na Maquina Quartet, featuring drummer Steve Noble and bass player Marcio Mattos.” – All About Jazz