22–24 July 2019
Very pleased to welcome pianist, composer, improviser and singer, Maya Dunietz to OTO for a three-day residency spanning performances of work by Alvin Lucier, Dieter Schnebel and Ethiopian composer Emahoy Tsegue Mariam Guebrou, to a night of improvised music alongside Yoni Silver and Tom White.
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