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Mira Calix & the Calix Ensemble

March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


The Kalahari’s San people tell of a bee that carried a mantis across a river. The exhausted bee leaves the mantis on a floating flower, planting a seed in its body. According to their folklore, it is from this seed that the first human is born.

Mira Calix presents an evening of her music composed and re-arranged for string quartet, electronics and field recordings. Drawing on her 2003 work nunu, originally composed for the London Sinfonietta and a gathering of live insects, the programme places this work in the context of her wider interdisciplinary practice, which incorporates sonic organic materials with classical instrumentation, dance, and visual elements.

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90 York Way
London, N1 9AG
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Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England
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