Maya Dunietz is a composer, performer and sound artist. She investigates the interconnections between music, visual art, performance, technological research and philosophy. Her works are commissioned by renowned performers and ensembles and she has created site-specific sound performance works for institutions such as Palais de Tokyo Paris, Arnolfini Gallery Bristol, Reykjavik Arts festival and many more. Dunietz also performs regularly around the world on piano, performing the music of Emahoy Tsegué and other composers, as well as regular free improvisation concerts and collaborations. In 2015, Dunietz was a guest professor at CalArts in LA as part of the Schusterman residence program and in 2017, she was a guest artist at the Cité internationale des arts.
Dunietz is one of the leading voices on the Israeli alternative scene, capable of freely improvising on piano and many other instruments, playing in art-rock outfits, and singing and leading choirs. She is also gifted with a sharp sense of dadaist humor.
Sound Requires A Medium centers on a room-wide installation comprising 10,000 intertwined earbuds. Visitors walk through the labyrinthine structure to take in the dynamic sounds emanating from the earbuds that come together to create a rich and blossoming soundscape, physically pulsating from the sheer quantity of musical sources. The exhibition also includes a series of musical…Read More
The 17 old roaring pianos are positioned in small groups to create five zones of intense multi-sensual experience. The complex soundscape explores the universe of beatings, creating a psycho-acoustic phenomena in which one can listen to sounds that exist in between other sounds, vibrations that exist all the time in the universe but usually remain…Read More
Kabab is a performance in which the audience is not only watching, but performs. It is not possible to spectate this performative event, but only to experience it through personal involvement. A phonetic vocal piece, Kabab is written on huge cardboards. The artist holds the boards in front of the audience on stage and the…Read More
The 18 Song-Cycle is a composition based on texts by contemporary poets and writers from the middle east. It is a deep exploration of the Arabic language sound and spectral essence. The piece is composed using a combination of Arabic and western tunings, played on old authentic instruments and contemporary western instruments. The choir’s work focuses on…Read More
In 2013, Maya Dunietz initiated and directed a unique tribute project to Emahoy Tsegué Mariam Guebrou in the framework of the Jerusalem Season of Culture. It included the first-ever publication of Guebrou’s piano pieces in a music sheets book and a series of concerts performed by Dunietz and international musicians, presenting Emahoy’s abundance of celebrated…Read More