One of the music artists commissioned by The Dock in 2020 Maija Sofia is an artist from Galway who works through music, text, performance, and archival research. She visited us in December to record an exclusive concert of her new music that we are very happy to share with you here.
Maija's debut album 'Bath Time', a collection of songs exploring female experiences and shadow histories throughout art, literature and folklore was released in November 2019 through Trapped Animal Records and was nominated for the RTE Choice Award Irish Album of the Year. It centred on electric guitar and voice with additional harp, analogue synth and more experimental instrumentation and was described in the Sunday Times as "quietly breathtaking [...] the arrival of a unique new voice."
In 2020 she has performed in the National Concert Hall, Vicar Street and for Other Voices' online Courage series.