alliances and arenas
A workshop focusing and reflecting on site specific sound, music creation and collaboration. Contemplating the predicaments of executing form and function with restrictive resources. Considering the possibilities of approach to spacial stimulation and how to express that space to a wider audience. What does it mean to truly collaborate? Discussing coalitions and the mechanics of working on multi-disciplinary commissions in specific response to spacial imperatives.
-> Deadline for applying is 18.1. 2011 (Email to fhalbig(at)hfg-karlsruhe.de)
A promoter, DJ and formerly a publicist at Warp Records, Mira Calix was signed to her own Warp contract in 1996 to record abstract ambience that relies on a wide variety of sound sources, organic or otherwise. Born and raised in South Africa, she moved to London in 1991 and began working at the Ambient Soho store on Berwick St., while DJing and throwing parties with her flatmate, Solid Steel mixer Strictly Kev. She began working at Warp, and recorded a single ("Llanga," featuring a Gescom co-production credit) and an EP (Pin Skeeling) before making her full-length debut with 2000's One on One. The fruits of her first Peel Session appeared later that year, and second LP Skimskitta followed in early 2003. Calix has often teamed up with Andrea Parker and Mark Clifford (ex-Seefeel) for productions. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide