Music Program
 

Friday, September 30, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 general, $10 members/students/seniors

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Magda Mayas / Tony Buck Duo

 

This concert is made possible through the generous support of Robert D. Bielecki.

Magda Mayas Magda Mayas (piano)
Tony Buck (drums, percussion)

Magda Mayas is a pianist living in Berlin. Developing a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using preparations and objects, she explores textural, linear and fast moving sound collage. Alongside the piano, Mayas has recently been performing on a Clavinet/Pianet, an electric piano from the 60s with strings and metal chimes, where she engages with noise and more visceral sound material, equally extending the instrumental sound palette using extended techniques and devices. Magda Mayas has performed and toured in Europe, the USA, Australia and Lebanon with many leading figures in improvisation such as John Butcher, Peter Evans, Annette Krebs, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Johannes Bauer, Christoph Kurzmann, Thomas Lehn and Tristan Honsinger.

Tony Buck Born in Sydney in 1962, Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia's most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. He has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects. Apart from the well-known and highly acclaimed The Necks, he is probably best known as leader of hardcore/improv band PERIL, with Otomo Yoshihide and Kato Hideki. Early in his musical life, after having graduated from the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, he became very involved in the jazz scene in Australia, often touring with visiting international artists such as Vincent Herring, Clifford Jordan, Mickey Tucker, Branford Marsalis and Ernie Watts, as well as Australians Mark Simmonds, Paul Grabowsky, The catholics, Sandy Evans and Dale Barlow. Tony has played, toured or recorded with, among others, Jon Rose, Nicolas Collins, Tenko, John Zorn, Tom Cora, Phil Minton, Haino, Switchbox, The Machine for Making Sense, Ne Zhdall, The EX, Peter Brötzmann, Hans Reichel, The Little Red Spiders, Subrito Roy Chowdury, Clifford Jordan, Kletka Red, Han Bennink, Shelley Hirsch, Wayne Horvitz, Palinckx, and Ground Zero.