Maria I. J. Reich
IMPROVISER · COMPOSER · AUTHOR
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4 Stücke für Streichquartett erschienen beim Verlag Neue Musik.
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May 2023 "Interdependenzen", my solo debut album will be released by Relative Pitch Records in 2024. Looking forward! Thank you Musikfonds for the support of the process.
February 2023 Happy to work on new string & wind arrangements for singers as Line Gøttsche and Masha The Rich Man these weeks.
December 2022 Thankful to receive a new scholarship by Musikfonds to work on solo improvisations during the next six months. Working title: "Interdependenzen".
October 2022 I had the pleasure to write comissioned poetry and lyrics for Ula Martyn-Ellis and for the release of Martin Grünewald`s piano album.
September 2022 I am in Roma, Italy, now for seven weeks. Also, Ensemble Reflektor invited me to write some music for them. Looking forward! Get in touch if you are in Rome! Very thankful for my summer collaborations with many wonderful musicians such as Laura Totenhagen, Eve Risser, Julia Kadel, Cymin Samawatie, Julia Hülsmann, Kathrin Pechlof, and many more.
June 2022 I got invited to the Female Film Composer Class of Soundtrack Cologne. Looking forward to meet and connect!
June 2022 Trickster Orchestra received the TONALI award. Thank you!
May 2022 We went to the studio with Moritz Baumgärtner & Mark Pringle. Stay tuned!
April 27th 2022 Trickster Orchestra just received the Deutscher Jazzpreis in the category "Großes Ensemble des Jahres" (Large Ensemble of the year).
April 19th 2022 Ambiguity Unfolding, Au Fond, Delaylay and Resolve are out today on Verlag Neue Musik. More infos here.
April 17th 2022 Happy to receive a new scholarship by Deutscher Musikrat for continuing to work on my compositions for strings for the following months.
Febuary 10th 2022 My works for string quartet will be published at Verlag Neue Musik. Looking forward to the print edition!
Febuary 1st 2022 Very happy to receive funding by Musikfonds for my Duo collaboration with Jonas Urbat. Looking forward to creating new music!
January 7th 2022 Petter Eldh invited me to be part of Koma Saxo´s new album, it will be out on We Jazz Records, 18 March 2022. Looking forward!
October 8th 2021 Jonas Urbat and me just released our first single together: "It Is Time". It is based on a poem by Paul Celan, translated by Michael Hamburger. Great mix by Nanni Johansson and mastering by Frida Johansson. Now on all digital platforms.
August 22nd 2021 Very happy to receive funding by Musikfonds for my Duo collaboration with Mark Pringle (piano).
June 28th 2021 There is a release date for my poetry collection Kompost: It will be out on July 11th 2021! Looking very much forward.
June 8th 2021 I will give an improvisation workshop for Bundesjugendorchester (national youth orchestra of Germany) in July 2021. Looking forward!
May 21st 2021 Release Day of Fabia Mantwill´s debut album EM.PERIENCE at xjazz music. I led the viola section and played solos on the tracks Kumbukumbu and Festival at High Noon.
May 21st 2021 Release Day of Lander´s Single "Daily Life". I added strings to it. Available on all digital platforms now.
May 19th 2021 I just got invited as part of the staff for Open Jazz Jam Summer Camp happening at Aarlborg (DK) from the 26th until 29th of July in 2021. Looking forward!
More infos on the camp here
May 14th 2021 You can check out the commissioned text for the DSO Berlin concert now online.
May 1st 2021 I am invited as a guest professor for the improvisation workshop hosted by Ring für Gruppenimprovisation at exploratorium Berlin. It will take place from May 21st in the evening until noon of May 23rd. You can still apply until May 15th! More infos here.
April 8th 2021 I am starting another online seminar about improvisation in the classical concert. You can still apply until April 30th via my contact formula. For more infos please read here.
March 20th 2021 Working on a new commissioned text for DSO Berlin as my writer´s alter ego Rhea Niema, a monologue about the universe... It is part of their program "planet rotation" and will be premiered on May 22nd in a streamed concert.
February 4th 2021 I´ve just had a nice Kick-Off for my Online Seminar about Klassik & Improvisation. Improvisation always played a major role also in classical music but was forgotten as a valuable art form in the concert context. I´ve done research on this topic for over 7 years now and I still discover so many interesting perspectives on it.
If you are interested in joining the next seminar, drop me a line. There will be seminars in English, German and Spanish in the future.
January 20th 2021 I just finished the production Moon Music at Neuköllner Oper Berlin for which I wrote a monologue for the moon, arranged music and played the viola and the electric bass.
January 15th 2021 Happy New Year Everyone! The video about the Historical Windmill in Potsdam Sanssouci that I composed and recorded part of the music for is now online (see Media). Nicolas Haumann shot a beautiful short film about it. Thank you to Jonas Urbat and his Sound.WERK for inviting me.
December 16th 2020 I just received my copy of "Classical Concert Studies - A Companion to Contemporary Research and Performance", Edited by Martin Tröndle with my chapter on The Forgotten Art of Improvisation in the Classical Concert. Thank you, Routledge!
December 12th 2020 So relieved and happy about a scholarship that I received today by the Senate Berlin to continue working on my compositions for string quartet until the end of May 2021. I will keep you posted.
November 2020 I will publish my first collection of poems. 77 poems that I wrote within the last 18 years, limited edition of 111 pieces worldwide. In the editing process now and sooo much looking forward!
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