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Transfering airwaves into music

Donna Maya explores the potential of the theremin and connects it to vivid multi-layers of sound samples, grooving bass lines and distinct rhythms. Her music navigates between noisy textures, tonal progressions and narrative phrases, continuously interacting together and constantly moved by the beat.

Donna Maya literally holds the music in her hands. The theremin that is played without any physical contact produces sounds that depends on her movements. Sometimes it sounds like a human voice while in the next moment it is growling and creating noisy textures.

Donna Maya also composed for philharmonic orchestra and DJ as well as making music for soundtracks like the movie „kurz und schmerzlos“ by Fatih Akin.