Mira Calix, real name Chantal Passamonte, is an artist signed to Warp Records, who specializes in mixing her intimate vocals with jittering beats and experimental electronic textures.As a live performer and DJ, she has supported and toured with a broad range of acts, including Radiohead, Plaid, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Aphex Twin.
The first Mira Calix release was the Pin Skeeling single in 1998 on the Warp label, with her debut album, One on One, released by Warp on March 6, 2000.In 2003 another full length album, Skimskitta, appeared, and in that same year she collaborated with the London Sinfonietta, performing her piece Nunu at the Royal Festival Hall in London. The performance, titled Warp Works and 20th Century Masters, included live insects on stage, and was later released on the 3 Commissions EP. This record also included the original version, which had been commissioned by the Geneva Natural History Museum.2007 saw the release of the third full length Mira Calix album, Eyes Set Against the Sun, again on Warp Records.In 2004 she formed Alexander's Annexe - a band/ensemble with pianist Sarah Nicolls and sound designer David Sheppard. Their debut performance was at the Ravello Festival in Italy, followed by performances at the Aldeburgh Festival and Parco della Musica in Rome. Alexander's Annexe released the album, Push Door To Exit, on Warp in November 2006.
- Pin Skeeling (1998)
- Peel Session TX 09/03/00 (2000)
- Prickle (2001)
- Nunu (2003)
- 3 Commissions EP (2004)
- One on One (2000)
- Skimskitta (2003)
- Eyes Set Against the Sun (2007)
Other than her releases on Warp, she has also composed music for the following:
- The circus production Lactic Acid, by The Generating Company.
- A video installation with Felice Limosana; Final Touch.
- A sound installation for the Barbican Gallery; Le Jardin d'Barbican.
- A soundtrack to accompany an exhibition by the origami artist Michael Jackson.
- Music for the National Theatre production of Free by Simon Bowen.
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