Maria Chavez is mainly recognized in the art community as an improviser, sound artist and curator. Her sound installations, visual objects and live turntable performances focus on the relationship of chance, the values of accidents and it's unique, complicated possibilities with sound emitting machinery like the turntable. Currently, Chavez has been awarded the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble commission to present a new sound piece in 2015 at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She recently returned from a 3 month solo European tour, presenting her work in different museums, arts spaces and performance venues in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria and the U.K.