Maya Verlaak

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Performancekunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

During the process of composing a new piece Maya distances herself from the conventional sound-focussed compositional process. She applies a ‘Hexe’ attitude: taking a critical approach by analysing the context and re-evaluating the situation. This process creates a distance from the subject because she is standing near the fence so to speak, observing the situation from the periphery. Working from such a distance often results in the creation of humour in the final realisation of a composition. Because of this specific compositional method, Maya also often re-writes her pieces when they are taken-up by different performers and/or instruments and/or performed in a different environment and therefore forces her to re-evaluate the connection between her musical concepts and their means of execution. Maya is currently also curating (in collaboration with Richard Stenton and Zachaeus Dawson) 'Post Paradise', a monthly concert series for New Music in Birmingham, UK. Programming local composers and guests from around the UK and abroad.

Werk

Sand Songs
Titel Sand Songs
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Beach, Light, Horns, holes, Audience participation installation
Techniek installation
Formaat
Darmstadt Hugging Music
Titel Darmstadt Hugging Music
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Hugging composers at the Darmstadt summer course
Techniek performance
Formaat
Process
Titel Process
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving sound vibrations moving the to be performed musical notes to different positions
Techniek performance, lecture
Formaat
A Hard Days Night
Titel A Hard Days Night
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Performance with sign, pop band and audience participation
Techniek performance
Formaat
Memory Studies
Titel Memory Studies
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving In collaboration with Robert Blatt, video work at Miami beach + performance with the video.
Techniek performance, video
Formaat
Hexenhaus
Titel Hexenhaus
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving audience participation installation
Techniek performance, installation
Formaat
Memory Studies (II)
Titel Memory Studies (II)
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving In collaboration with Robert Blatt, video work at Scheveningen beach + performance with the video.
Techniek performance, video
Formaat
KlangfarbenTanz
Titel KlangfarbenTanz
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving in collaboration with Karin de Fleyt, solo flute and installation
Techniek performance, installation
Formaat
Clavecin Oculaire (II)
Titel Clavecin Oculaire (II)
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Newton 7 colors as 7 musical pitches. Performing from musical score, 'playing' the notes by drinking the colors.
Techniek performance
Formaat
Tape Piece
Titel Tape Piece
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving in collaboration with Andy Ingamells, two performers wrapping each other in tape and free themselves again.
Techniek performance
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

During the process of composing a new piece Maya distances herself from the conventional sound-focussed compositional process. She applies a ‘Hexe’ attitude: taking a critical approach by analysing the context and re-evaluating the situation. This process creates a distance from the subject because she is standing near the fence so to speak, observing the situation from the periphery. Working from such a distance often results in the creation of humour in the final realisation of a composition. Because of this specific compositional method, Maya also often re-writes her pieces when they are taken-up by different performers and/or instruments and/or performed in a different environment and therefore forces her to re-evaluate the connection between her musical concepts and their means of execution. Maya is currently also curating (in collaboration with Richard Stenton and Zachaeus Dawson) 'Post Paradise', a monthly concert series for New Music in Birmingham, UK. Programming local composers and guests from around the UK and abroad.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters M.G.L
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband Acid Police Noise Ensemble & Post Paradise
Website maya.ricercata.org

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten compositie 2008-2013 J
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten compositie 2013-2015 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Muziekacademie Gent compositie en piano 1998-2008
Birmingham City University PhD Compositie 2015-2018

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
Animusic Portugal Organologie 12/2015
BCMG/ UK Workshop with Birmingham contemporary music group 03/2014
Davide Tidoni/IT Bisenzio/Presegno 02/08-10/08/13'
Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music 08/2016
Opera 2day/NL Willy Verkuil 12/2014-06/2015
Postgraduate Certificate onderzoek in de kunsten 09/2015-02/2016
Royal Conservatoire Den Haag/NL Research concerts 09/2014-06/2015
Royal Musical Association Music and/as Process Conference, Bath Spa University 07/2016
SOUND&MUSIC/UK London Sinfonietta 09/2014-06/2015

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Post Paradise
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Acid Police Noise Ensemble

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Studio Loos, Den Haag touring exhibition: 'Memory Studies' DUO
2016 iii initiative, Den Haag New work at Zandmotor: Sand Songs GROEP
2016 Studio Loos, Den Haag Performance of my work: 'Dance' SOLO
2016 Korzo Theater, Den Haag New work at the 'Tweede Haagse School', Dag in de Branding festival SOLO
2015 Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht: Gaudeamus festival New European Ensemble (NL) performs my work SOLO
2014 Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht: Gaudeamus festival Ensemble Klang( NL) performs my work SOLO
2013 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Doelen Rotterdam "Cyclophony" performance in Rijksmuseumtunnel GROEP
2013 Quartair Gallery, Den Haag, NL Den Haag-Halberstadt; installation/video DUO
2012 Museum: Lakenhal, Leiden, NL Video performance, 'Whisper' GROEP
2012 Vrije Academie, Den Haag, NL Vrije Academie Residency with Acid Police GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2016 Post Paradise Post Paradise concert series curator
2015 Dag in de Branding Dick Raaijmakers: Nachtmuziek Onderzoek/Performance

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2017 Residency with Divertimento Ensemble, Piacenza, IT
2017 Residency with IEMA, ensemble Modern, Frankfurt
2014 SOUND&Music London
2013 Birmingham Conservatoire, England

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2017 IEMA Ensemble Modern Frankfurt,Germany New work for IEMA N
2017 Divertimento Ensemble Piacenza, Italy New work for Divertimento Ensemble N
2016 X.Y ensemble London, UK New work for X.Y ensemble J
2016 Birmingham City University Birmingham, UK New work about the demolishing of the Adrian Boult hall J
2016 Hessian Theatre Academy Frankfurt, Germany New work at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm J
2016 Dag in de Branding Den Haag, NL New work about the Tweede Haagse School J
2015 Gijsbert Kok, Stad Carillonist, Den Haag, NL New work for Carillon J
2015 New European Ensemble Den Haag, NL New work for New European Ensemble J
2014 Ensemble Klang Den Haag,NL New work for Ensemble Klang J
2014 SOUND&MUSIC London, UK New work for London Sinfonietta J

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2016 Audio DH iii, Den Haag Sonic Manifestations by 250 artists from Den Haag
2015 Haags Beiaardboek 5, New Catch 2015 Stichting Carillon Den Haag boek
2014 Next Wave NMC recordings, London, UK cd
2014 Frontiers festival BBC radio4, UK interview
2013 Live at Delta Acid Police Noise Ensemble, Den Haag cd
2012 Eavesdropping Matteo Marangoni, Den Haag Publication for Eavesdropping exhibition, curated by Matteo Marangoni
2012 SYNPROJECT Israël Art and music initiative, Synzine#3:ALMOSTNONOTES, a collection of graphic and text scores from a variety of international composers.
2011 Extraordinary Renditions, Acid Police Noise Ensemble: http://zeromoon.com/releases/acid-police-noise-ensemble-extraordinary-renditions-zero127/ Zero Moon, USA Netlabel, cd

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2015 Birmingham City University, UK Phd beurs

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Curator of Post Paradise Concertseries 2016 2017
Dag in de Branding advisor, Dick Raaijmakers Nachtmuziek 2014 2015
Organisation Research series at Royal Conservatoire Den Haag 2014 2015
Curator of houseconcerts, Birmingham, UK 2013 2014