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Objects Of Interest

by Magda Mayas & Tina Douglas

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Matte laminated and embossed CD with insert card plus extensive book featuring an in conversation between Magda Mayas and Tina Douglas, plus scores, documentation and photographs.

    Includes digital pre-order of Objects Of Interest. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 5, 2021
    item ships out on or around November 5, 2021
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      $20 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Objects Of Interest. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases November 5, 2021

      $9 USD  or more

     

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about

From Magda Mayas
Tina and I met around 10 years ago in Melbourne through mutual musician friends.

Tina has heard me perform in various context and I have visited her studio and seen her perform on multiple occasions. There was an immediate personal and aesthetic connection and conversations over the years revealed shared ways of working - a collaboration seemed natural and exciting.

We are both drawn to improvisational and intuitive processes and we both use individualised objects or tools to create and develop close relationships with these. For me, it’s a symbiotic process: the objects generate ideas, they afford and limit what I do and structure a piece in a fundamental way. Tina’s scores are very sculptural and tactile - the piano and my objects and preparations in them likewise feel sculptural, tactile, embodied -objects, materials and relationships crossing over.

When I started recording music to respond to Tina’s scores, I had a wish to slowing things down, to expose a certain fragility or imperfection and to let one melody or one chord or one little noise be enough. With the piano you can have such an orchestral approach, and I often do that, but with this collaboration I didn’t feel like I wanted this kind of complexity.

There is a certain fragility that I like about the project and the scores: the fact that they are thin paper scores and I transported them from Australia to Berlin, the cut-outs… it’s all very fragile and beautiful and I kind of felt that I wanted to allow the music to be like that too.

credits

releases November 5, 2021

Tina Douglas: scores, 2019 -2020

Magda Mayas: piano, clavinet, rhodes, objects

Recorded in Berlin January 2021
Tony Buck: Recording and Mixing
Lawrence English: Mastering 

Cover photos: Tina Douglas & Tony Buck

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Magda Mayas Berlin, Germany

Magda Mayas is a pianist and composer/performer living in Berlin. Over the past 20 years she developed a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using amplification, preparations and objects that become extensions of the instrument itself.
Mayas performs internationally solo and in collaboration with a large number of musicians and composers.
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