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Budapest, Hungary

MA’AM (Anna Makay, Budapest, Hungary) is a vocalist, composer and electronic musician whose pieces are focusing on ancient languages in a digital environment. She works in the field of vocal improvisation, sound poetry, abstract electronics, avant-garde, noise and experimental.

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Anna first debuted with her joint project with Márton Csernovszky called ooo & MA’AM, which has become an integral part of the Hungarian experimental scene. MA’AM’s solo album, Murmur was released by EXILES at the end of 2018. MA’IWA, her duo project with AIWA (Lajos Nádházi) was selected by Shape Platform in ‘20.

MA’AM works on theatre and dance performances as well, she composed the sounds of Blackheads with Hungarian contemporary dancer, Viktor Szeri. She created Meghíztam a sötétben, mondjuk nem with Lili Raubinek (theatre and dance performer) for the OFF-Biennále Budapest. MA’AM performed at the Berliner Input Impro at CHB, at the Budapest/Cologne Summer LAB, at UH Fest in Budapest and also at Kolorádó festival.

She works together with artists of the Hungarian experimental and improvisational, alternative and electronic music scene. She managed Ableton and songwriting workshops at LAB/ON in Cologne, she has been teaching since then. She’s also a co-founder of AZVLM, a creative collective with the aim to support young artists. Besides a lot of different umbrella activities, She produces a radio show as well at Lahmacun radio.