photo by Cristina Marx



Objects of interest, interpreting Tina Douglas' scores on Room40


solo LP "Terrain" on Gaffer records


Solo "Heartland" on Another Timbre



photo by Alexander Gumz




Duo with Tony Buck


 20 year anniversary tour and new recording coming up!!


Spill Spill is the Berlin-based duo of Magda Mayas on piano and clavinet and Tony Buck on drums/percussion, formed in 2002. They have, to date released 4 albums as the duo, and have collaborated with John Butcher as the group Vellum on the UnSounds label release Plume as well as with American bassist Damon Smith on the CD Spill Plus (on the Nuscope label).



 photo by Peter Gannushkin


Duo with Christine Abdelnour, sax

Having released three CDs on unsound, Olofbright, and sofa records, Christine and Magda have been playing together since 2009.





photo by Peter Gannushkin





Christine Abdelnour (sax)

Anthea Caddy (cello)

Angharad Davies (violin)

Rhodri Davies (harp)

Magda Mayas (piano)

Zeena Parkins (harp)

Aimée Theriot (cello)

Michael Thieke (clarinet)

Debut album Confluence out on relative pitch records!

Ritual Mechanics coming up end of may 2024 on relative pitch records!


"The ensemble is all powerhouse performers but, like a stream is one stream with one name below the confluence, though they may lend their distinctive voices, this is a singularly cohesive unit that subsumes individual style."



photo by Cristina Marx


Jane in Ether


Biliana Voutchkova - violin / voice

Miako Klein - recorders / Paetzold

Magda Mayas - piano

The Berlin trio, founded in 2019, is comprised of recorder player Miako Klein, pianist Magda Mayas and violinist Biliana Voutchkova. The three musicians are
internationally renowned for their live shows and numerous recorded works in the fields of improvisation, contemporary music, and performance. Originating from independent musical backgrounds, genres, and styles, the trio concentrates on developing real time compositions exploring the dynamic and tonal possibilities of
their respective instruments extending them unconventionally. The primary focus of the trio resides in the variety of timbres that arise from the combination of instruments as they overlap or coexist side by side, on patiently creating fragile textures which hover on the edge of audibility only to spontaneously shift direction creating a dynamic space for dense clusters of noise or the sonic suspension of minimal tonal soundscapes. The trio released their debut album on the British label Confront Recordings, launched at a live concert at HKW Berlin on August 13th, 2021.


photo by Tony Elieh


Das B.

Mazen Kerbaj: trumpet
Magda Mayas: piano
Mike Majkowski: double-bass
Tony Buck: drums


Das B. was formed in Berlin in 2015, bringing together four musicians who have all developed highly personalised and refined approaches to their instruments. Having collaborated in various constellations before, as a quartet they create a canopy-like sound world, unfolding naturally and flowing organically.

"Atonal dance music for the brain.” - Holger Pauler / Jazzthetik
"the microscopically operating "B" Quartet… a piece of magic." - Guy Peters / Enola

Their debut album Canopy was released in 2020.





photo by Tony Elieh






Magda Mayas piano,objects

Raed Yassin double bass,objects
Ute Wassermann voice,bird whistles and objects



Thuluth (arabic for one third) is an ensemble based in Berlin. All three musicians create rich hyper-sonorities by extending their instruments and the human voice with objects and the use of various microphones. The group’s sound is very committed to blending timbres and textures and sustaining them in an almost ritualistic performance while maintaining a dynamic and vivid approach.

They first played together at Iirtijal festival in Beirut 2016, however, the group members have collaborated in different contexts for many years prior to that.

Their debut One third of the sun will be released in summer 2024 on Al Maslakh.




Laura Altman, clarinet

Monica Brooks, accordion

Magda Mayas, piano



Great Waitress was formed in 2009, curated as a first time collaboration at the The NOW now Festival in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Since then the trio has released three albums, and performed many events in Australia and across Europe including the NOW now Festival 2011, Sound Out Festival (2011), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf Austria, 2011), Music Unlimited 26 (Wels Austria, 2012) and All Ears Festival (Oslo, Norway 2014).

Their new CD "back, before" ( SPltrec 2022), the LP “Hue” (Another Dark Age), and two CD releases “Flock” (Creative Sources, 2014) and “Lucid” (Splitrec, 2011) are available to order online

Past Projects







A band revolving around the writing, drumming and guitar of Tony Buck, with core line-up of Magda Mayas on organ and piano, James Welburn on bass, and Brendan Dougherty playing drums.

cover photo by Peter Gannushkin