Hada Benedito Mateo

Hada Benedito Mateo studied piano performance at the Joaquín Rodrigo Conservatory in Valencia, Spain. Since 2009 she lives and works in Berlin, and is internationally active in the field of improvised and contemporary music.

 

As a performer she is mainly active in the free improvisation scene and playing live soundtrack on silent films. In her performances she uses the piano, the prepared piano, an electro-acoustic bicycle set, objects and voice.

 

During a year-long residency in India (2018-2019), she began a close collaboration with musician and curator Seljuk Rustum, organizing and performing in musical and multidisciplinary productions, and performing with independent Indian artists, as well as from the US and Japan. After returning to Berlin, they began a collaboration with the renowned New York poet and musician Louise Landes-Levi.

 

She is also currently preparing various projects with musician:s Lorena Izquierdo, Ganesh Anandan, Isabel Rößler, and with dancer-performer Estela Lloves.

 

She has directed the BSO since 2012, developing multidisciplinary site-specific projects, collaborating with the Swedish Soundpainting Orchestra and Jennifer Rahfeld, video artist Andreas Karaoulanis, sound painters Walter Thompson, Benjamin Nid, Sabine Vögel, among others.

 

Since 2020 she has been realizing music projects with and for children, and organizing experimental child-friendly events (Spielplatz!).