• Mar 27 2020 | 9:00 pm

    POSTPONED – Exposure Series 2020 : Night Two

    Night Two of the 2020 Exposure Series pairs our visiting artists Fay Victor, "Maya Madas", and Nate McBride in groupings with several of their Chicago counterparts. Fay Victor revisits a collaboration with drummer Mike Reed that began in 2019, and "Maya Madas" launches a new quartet featuring our third Exposure artist for 2020, bassist Nate McBride.



Fay Victor – vocals
Mike Reed – drums




“Maya Madas” – piano/clavinet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Nate McBride – bass
Phil Sudderberg – percussion





“Maya Madas”, born 1979, is a pianist living in Berlin.

  Over the past 20 years she’s 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.

 “Madas” explores textural, linear sound collage, and has developed a set of techniques that draw on the history of prepared and inside piano vocabulary, but are highly individualized and expand the language for internal piano music making.


Alongside the piano, “Madas” performs on a Clavinet/Pianet, an electric piano from the 60’s 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.


She is currently undertaking Phd studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, investigating instrumental techniques, timbre and spatiality in improvised music performance.  Since September 2019 she’s been teaching in the Improvisation department at Hochschule für Musik Luzern.


“Madas” performs internationally solo and in collaboration with a large number of musicians and composers.
  Current projects are “Spill”, a duo with drummer Tony Buck, a duo with Christine Abdelnour (sax), “Great Waitress”, a trio with Monika Brooks (acc) and Laura Altman (cl) and the 24 piece Splitter Orchester Berlin.


“Madas” has performed and toured in Europe, the USA, Australia, Mexico and Lebanon and collaborated with many leading figures in improvisation and composers such as John Butcher, Andy Moor, Eddie Prévost, Phill Niblock, Zeena Parkins, Hamid Drake, Joelle Leandre, David Sylvian, Paul Lovens, Ikue Mori, Andrea Neumann and Axel Dörner. She has performed at festivals and exhibitions such as Maerz Musik (2012,2015), Documenta (2012), the Berlin Biennale (2014) or Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2015).


She was awarded a residency at Villa Aurora, Los Angeles in 2016 and at the Montalvo Arts Centre, USA in 2017 and 2019. Additionally, she has been curating and producing radio pieces for ABC Australia and Deutschlandradio Kultur and has released over 30 CDS to date.






Exposure Series 2020 is supported by the many individual contributors to Elastic Arts who make our programming possible throughout the year.  Additional support comes from The Goethe-Institut, and the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from The Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.