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Mira Calix & the Calix Ensemble

Mantis & Bee

Fri 6 Mar 2020
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

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 & time:Fri 6 Mar 2020 – 8pm
Venue:Hall Two
Price:Savers £9.50*
+ £3 booking fee.

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