Mira Calix is an award winning artist, composer and performer based in the United Kingdom. Music and sound have always been at the centre of her practice, which she continues to integrate with visual media and technological innovation to create multi-disciplinary installations and performance works.
Mira has recently returned from China where she opened the Moving Museum 35, a temporary and site specific sound art installation, where a museum is situated in the architecture of a bus and open to the general public. This project was created in collaboration with students based at Nanjing University Of the Arts, and was supported by the British Council, PRS Foundation and JCDecaux and was part of the UK in China cultural exchange program.
Mira Calix is currently working on a new commission for the renowned American ensemble; Alarm Will Sound, which will premier in New York spring 2016 and directing a new performance by Solomon’s Knot Consort for this year’s Aldeburgh Festival.
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Mira has been commissioned by many leading international cultural institutions, festivals and ensembles including the London Sinfonietta, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Melbourne Recital Centre, Performa, National Portrait Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Manchester International Festival and The Mayor Of London.
She has been the recipient of several awards, in 2009 she won a British Composer Award for her composition; My Secret Heart. The installation, commissioned by Streetwise Opera, and featuring the voices of a 100 strong choir, toured extensively internationally and was also the recipient of a Royal Philharmonic Society Award and finalist for The National Lottery Arts Award 2010. Chorus, a collaborative work with United Visual Artists received an Award of Distinction in the Interactive Category at Prix Ars Electronica 2010. There relationship has continued over the years, most recently with Momentum an installation for the Barbican Curve Gallery in London, which opened in February 2014. In 2011 Mira was once again nominated for a British Composer’s award, for her film opera – Fables – The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
She has collaborated with musicians and other artists from across the spectrum, including Conrad Shawcross, Chris Milk and United Visual Artists to create both permanent and temporary installations in the United Kingdom and internationally.
In 2015 Mira Calix premiered Inside There Falls, a mixed media installation at Carriagworks, in Australia as part of the Sydney Festival. The artwork is a multi -sensory installation of paper, sound and movement created by Mira and features durational performances by members of Sydney Dance Company.
The Music Hackspace programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.