New East Digital Archive

Watch Maria Teriaeva perform her first album live on a rare Buchla Easel

2 January 2018

Electro artist ​Maria Teriaeva kickstarted her music career by playing guitar for Russia’s hottest indie bands. The release of her first solo album, Focus, finally saw her claim the centre-stage — as well as a unique musical identity.

Teriaeva’s sound centres on a rare electronic instrument: the Buchla Easel. In her latest video release, filmed during a performance at Moscow’s Scriabin House in September, the machine works alongside traditional instruments — the trumpet, the saxophone and the cello — to build multi-layered tracks, combined with surreal, flowing visuals from Ilya Kolesnikov.

Check out our full interview with Maria Teriaeva as part of The Calvert Journal’s New East 100 here.