Maya Shenfield © Omri Livne
Foggy Notion: Maya Shenfeld
The music of Berlin composer Maya Shenfeld is as powerfully evocative as it is strikingly intimate. Through her masterful sound design and visionary approach to composition, Shenfeld has established herself as one of the most vital voices on the Berlin new music scene. Her work straddles boundaries between electronic synthesis and organic sound, drawing equally on the classical tradition and the experimental underground. Every aspect of her work, from site-specific sound installations to works for new music ensembles to guitar playing in punk bands, combines astute technical skill with an authentic, tangible expression of soul. Shenfeld's debut solo album, In Free Fall, combines the grand vision of orchestral music with the granularity and intimacy of deep listening, exploring the tension between immaculately structured compositional architecture and the sheer joy of noise, grain, and feedback.