Maike Watson (née Gevers) is an experienced Cape Town based multi-genre Composer, Music Producer, Orchestrator, Sound Designer and Performer. Growing up playing more than 11 instruments, Watson has performed alongside bands and individuals like Flat Stanley and Vanessa Mae as well as the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra both locally and abroad, including the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York.
Since obtaining a B.Sc in Mathematics and Music in 2009 and M.Mus in 2013 she has worked on various media projects, from full length feature films to smartphone apps. She also works as a freelance sound designer for Ableton and shares music tips on her YouTube channel.
Her works as a composer have been extensively performed and broadcast around the world. In 2017, Watson was commissioned to write a unique African Christmas Carol set to a poem by Margaret Kollmer. Other notable performances include her work representing South African Contemporary Classical Music at the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) Festival in Vancouver in 2017 and at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, China in 2018.
She freelances for different production studios on projects such as feature films, games, trailers, adverts and other promotional media, and has her own studio space in Woodstock, Cape Town.
When Watson is not writing music, she enjoys time with her husband and can occasionally be found frolicking in the forest.
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