Maria Teriaeva is a Moscow-based musician and composer of Siberian origin. She uses the modular synthesiser as the basis of her music, combining it with acoustic instruments and vocals. Maria Teriaeva first played guitar in a number of acclaimed indie pop and shoegaze bands in Russia, before releasing a number of instrumental EPs under the pseudonym Dub I Prosto Derevo (Oak and Just a Tree).
Keen to make music independently and fascinated by sound, she turned to the Music Easel, a modular synthesiser created by Don Buchla in 1972. An instrument designed for electronic music performances that also functions as a portable music studio. Maria Teriaeva is also a member of Keen, a company that produces innovative instruments for sound and music. With her research into new instruments and modules, her music oscillates between dream pop, ambient and electronica.