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Maria Faust "Machina"

Maria Faust, the 39-year-old Estonian composer, saxophonist, bandleader, and resident of Denmark, has already made remarkable musical waves that have sent her and her bands on trips to concert halls and music festivals around the world.
Maria Faust grew up under the Communist regime in Estonia, where she was classically educated, and yet gladly compares her music school to a “barracks for child soldiers.” At the conservatory there, she didn’t feel that there was room for her, musically. Mozart was supposed to sound like Mozart, and Bach like Bach, which left her yearning for something different. In Tallinn, jazz and improvisational music took hold of her, but in order to develop further, she had to leave the country. With the help of the Danish Cultural Institute, Maria Faust came to the Southern Danish Music Conservatory. Even in her new surroundings, she felt did not fit into the world of jazz. “I am a child of communism! I did not swing. I marched! So, I finally just ...

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Line up:
  • Maria Faust
  • Ned Ferm
  • Ida Nørholm
  • Jacob Anderskov
  • Nils Bo Davidsen
  • Adam Pultz Melbye

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