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"Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser tied the all-familiar scene of the unspoken and unquestioned dynmics of rehearsal space together with great ease. It was showing rather than telling, an invitation with enormous amounts of vulnerability and transparency, within the parameters of a skilled performance."

Opera Now Magazine's Review of PLASTIC BODIES, 2023


Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser (they/them) is a performer, improviser and composer and researcher specialising in performing and composing new works for piano (solo

and chamber), live electronics and multi-disciplinary ensembles. Their PhD research at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance explores how we can create and use queer processes in experimental music, with a focus on electroacoustic music and improvisation. Notable performances, compositions and broadcasts include Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2023, BBC Radio 3’s Freeness: Circular Wanderings (‘Harbringers of Change’-  Florence Anna Maunders, Lara Jones, Amy Bryce), Cafe Oto (One Orchestra New performance) Sound and Music podcast: Queerness, A Kinder Society - Stiftung Kunst und Musik für Dresden), Made at the Red House residency with Wild Plum Arts (PLASTIC BODIES), Residency and performance with experimental duo flxnflx with Kirkos Ensemble’s Unit 44 (Dublin), solo and chamber recitals at Bishopsgate Institute, Kyriakides Steinway gallery (Nicosia), Greyfriars Kirk (Edinburgh) Sounds like THIS festival, performance and curatorial work with Daylight Music and Common Ground: an experimental music and film series co-created by Maya-Leigh, Hannah Shilvock and Catherine Valve. Maya-Leigh is also a Britten Pears Young Artist (2020). Recordings of their work can be heard on Bandcamp and Spotify.

‘The impact is astonishing, like…Cathy Berberian with an axe to grind’ 

Flora Wilson on PLASTIC BODIES, Times Literary Supplement


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