Maz is a musician and interdisciplinary artist from North East England. After receiving training in music, dance and theatre (among a variety of other things!) from a young age (as a Classical pianist at Centre for Advanced Training at Sage Gateshead, at STAGE School of Performing Arts and Newcastle's School of Rock and Pop) she went on to complete a BA in Music (Hons) at Newcastle University graduating in 2018.
After always being drawn to the visual arts and always seeking to find ways to combine music and arts to complete and fulfil the desires of her work she began to experiment with and develop practices in performance art (in performing, directing, writing and producing), installation and sound art.
Currently studying on the MA in Creative Arts Practice at Culture Lab, Newcastle University she aspires to work and travel internationally.
2019 Songwriter/Musician in Residence, Generator: Production Skills Residency with Nadine Shah, Paul Gregory (Producer: Bella Union, Editors, Mastersystem), Mark Broughton (James Bay, Take That, The Unthanks) and Liam Gaughan (Mix Engineer – Joy Atlas, Gilded Thieves, Ditte Elly, Blast Studios, Newcastle.
2018 Artist in Residence, 'Work in Progress' with Anna Meredith (Brighter Sound, Both Sides Now and Generator), Eleanor Meredith and Jack Ross in collaboration with Hexagon Sessions, The Great Exhibition of the North, Commercial Union House, Newcastle.
2018 Songwriter in Residence, Generator: 'WeCreate' Artist Development Course with Cath Stephens and Liz Corney (Cornshed Sisters), Loft Studios, Newcastle.
2017 Actor in Residence, Actors Audition Preparation Programme with Theatre Director Liz Carruthers, Royal Conservatoire, Scotland.
2016 Composer in Residence, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, Composition Week with special guest James MacMillan
2016 Actor in Residence, Northern Stage Young Company Actors Training Week.
2016 Artist in Residence, Room to Play Artist Development Residency - for exhibition at Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh.
Exhibitions and Awards:
2021 Curatorspace Artist Bursary
2020 Ars Electronica Global Gallery
2020 Jellyphishing, Star and Shadow Cinema
2020 Museum of Textures, MonkFish Productions
Education and Training:
In Progress - MA in Creative Arts Practice, Newcastle University
2016-2018 BA (Hons) in Music, Newcastle University
2013-2015 Graduate Diploma in Music, The University of Edinburgh
2011-2013 Centre for Advanced Training, Sage Gateshead
2009-2011 School of Rock and Pop, Newcastle
2006-2012 STAGE School of Performing Arts.
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