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Mira Calix & the Calix Ensemble

Mantis & Bee

Fri 6 Mar
Contemporary

Mira Calix & the Calix Ensemble

Mantis & Bee

Mira Calix looking for cowslips
mc syndrome
he fell amongst roses mercury
narcissus
with five Unwrapped interludes
Charmian Bedford soprano
Darragh Morgan violin 1
Thomas Kemp violin 2
Rosie Ventris viola
Deirdre Cooper cello
Mary Dullea piano

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.

Date & start time:Fri 6 Mar – 8pm
Venue:Hall Two

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