Digital Composer Mira Calix has Died, Aged 51

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South African-British musician Chantal Francesca Passamonte was recognized professionally as Mira Calix. In 1991, she arrived in London to pursue her music profession, in line with The Guardian.

Calix started as a promoter and DJ whereas doing publicity for impartial British report label Warp Data, earlier than signing with them as one in every of their first feminine artists.

Since her 2000 debut and self-produced digital album one on one, she started involving classical orchestration in her music. 

An experimental musician and sound artist, she collaborated with a variety of worldwide musicians, dancers, and artists, and within the classical discipline, with the London Sinfonietta, Ligeti Quartet, and Opera North

She was commissioned by and showcased internationally at The Royal Shakespeare Firm, Carriageworks, MONA, Performa, the Barbican, Artwork Basel, Lincoln Middle, the Coventry Biennial, Shakespeares Globe, Melbourne Recital Middle, Sonar, Latitude Competition, Edinburgh Competition, and Manchester Worldwide competition, amongst others.

In 2009, Calix obtained accolades from the Royal Philharmonic Society and The Ivors Academy for her sound work My Secret Coronary heart, which was staged at London’s Royal Competition Corridor in 2008. She later created the sound sculpture Nothing is Set in Stone for the Cultural Olympiad – which ran alongside the 2012 London Olympics.

Calix not too long ago premiered a brand new work commissioned by the Royal Northern Sinfonia and had opened a collaborative set up at London’s Francis Crick Institute gallery which can run till Spring 2022. 

“Horrible information to listen to about Chantal aka Mira Calix passing away,” wrote digital duo, Orbital, on Fb. “I knew her from again within the early 90s doing gigs collectively…she had an ideal angle to creativity. I’ll miss the sharp, inquisitive, heat, pleasant person who she was.”

Our condolences to Mira Calix’s household, mates, and colleagues. 




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