BLOG:: Kinetic Sound: Interview with Mira Calix

Oct 29, 2014 5:16AM

Chantal Passamonte, aka Mira Calix, is an award-winning British-based artist who makes “weird stuff,” as described in her own words. Previously active as a DJ, Calix is now a musician, composer (both of electronic and conventional pieces) and sound artist, who creates immersive installations as well as site-specific and performative works, and has a string of albums to her name.

She is signed to Warp Records, a near-legendary label in the United Kingdom, which has released five of her albums. Her music has been commissioned by several prestigious arts institutions, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the British Film Institute, for whom she created a new score for Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film Champagne (1928). She has also scored and composed for the San Francisco-based string ensemble Kronos Quartet, as well as performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras at concert halls around the globe.