Mira Calix releases her new album, her 6th or Warp Records, absent origin – 5th November 2021
Mira Calix is an award-winning artist and composer based in the United Kingdom. Music and sound, which she considers a sculptural material, are at the centre of her practice. Her work explores the manipulation of the material into visible, physical forms through multi-disciplinary installations, sculpture, video and performance works. Calix’s practice is fluid allowing research, site, and subject to influence a shifting choice of materials and mediums.
Calix has been commissioned by, and exhibited and performed works in many leading cultural institutions internationally including; The Royal Shakespeare Company, Carriageworks, MONA, Performa, the Barbican, Art Basel, Lincoln Center, the Coventry Biennial, Shakespeares Globe, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sonar, Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Manchester International festival and the London Olympics amongst others
Since her debut self-produced, predominantly electronic album on Warp Records, one on one in 2000, (Calix prefers uncapitalised titles) she has expanded her musical practice to include written scores for classical orchestration, working with the London Sinfonietta, Ligeti Quartet, Bang On A Can, Alarm Will Sound, Opera North and others. Alongside her djing and producing solo works, she is a keen collaborator, frequently working with a wide range of global musicians, dancers and artists as well forerunners in other disciplines – science, technology, architecture, theatre and film.