Veronika Mayer is a freelance composer, musician and sound artist living in Vienna. Her works include instrumental and electroacoustic compositions, sound installations and performances with live electronics. She is active as an electronic improviser, performing solo and in different collaborations, as well as with visual artists.
Pure sounds, natural phenomena and material are the basis for her work, always emphasizing barely perceptible elements, resulting in a reduced but form of essential and very clear structures, following the characteristics and inner behavior of the sound itself. In her electronic performances and instrumental works she explores the continuous evolution and expansion of single grains of sound. Focusing on the striking results of very smooth and minimal changes in sound modulation, she observes the slightest differences and variations during these processes of manipulation.
Veronika Mayer studied electroacoustic music, composition and classical piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She is a member of the Austrian network snim – spontaneous network for improvised music.
Her works have been presented at various festivals for contemporary and experimental music and soundart in Austria, Argentina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Mexico. She has received commissions by Wien Modern, Jeunesse Wien, ÖGZM, Ensemble Reconsil, Ensemble Platypus, Hörstadt, e_may, The International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition, among others.