Maria ChavezPeru/USAMusic2016
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Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chávez is mainly known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist & DJ.
Influenced by contemporary art, her work expands outside of the sound world, straddling different disciplines of interest. Currently she is a research fellow for the Sound Practice Research (SPR) department at Goldsmith’s University of London until 2017.

 

She was recently awarded the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble commission 2015, which had its world debut at the Brooklyn Museum & the Morgan Library. She has been an artist in residence with INKONST Arts in Malmö, Sweden, Klangraum Residency, Austria, EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, Sweden and the Kitchen in NYC where she presented her large scale multi-channel sound installation, Sound Bleed @ the Kitchen. This year Maria will present new works for the Cervantes Institute in NYC, the Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas and the CEC ArtsLink Back Room residency in St. Petersburg, Russia.