BBC feature MRI-inspired Brainwaves project, My Secret Heart at Roundhouse & UVA Coachella  documentary

Mira Calix 

BBC feature MRI-inspired Brainwaves project, My Secret Heart at Roundhouse & UVA Coachella documentary

07/07/2011
Mira's latest project, Brainwaves, has been featured on the BBC News website. Along with composer Anna Meredith, Mira created pieces inspired by her experiences of MRI scanning machines.

There's also a special 'My Secret Heart' show at London's Roundhouse later this month.

Mira has also recently collaborated with United Visual Artists to design the transforming main-stage at Coachella.

Watch/follow links to learn more about these projects below.

Faster Than Sound: Brainwaves
(Mira Calix and Anna Meredith with members of the Aurora Orchestra)

See Brainwaves featured on the BBC News website

Brainwaves opens up a unique channel of communication between the worlds of art and science. Composers Mira Calix and Anna Meredith worked in collaboration with neuroscientist Professor Vincent Walsh during a Faster Than Sound Residency, creating individual and collaborative pieces for instrumentation and electronics. Visual artists Loop Ph have created an installation environment for the players to perform within a surround sound structure. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the technology's development, the evening is inspired by the sounds and the physical presence of an MRI scanner.

You can watch a behind the scenes video here.


26th August 2011
My Secret Heart
Ron Arad's Curtain Call
The Roundhouse, London
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As part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad has invited his favourite artists, musicians and friends to create unique work for his 360° interactive installation.

Arad’s constant experimentation with materials and his radical approach to form and structure have put him at the forefront of contemporary design. For Curtain Call, he’s responded to the Roundhouse’s spectacular Main Space by creating a curtain made of 5,600 silicon rods, suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring - a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction.

My Secret Heart, for which Mira Calix won the British Composers Award in 2009 will be performed on the 26th of August as part of the MLF program. The hour long, surround sound piece with visuals by Flat-E and Memo Akten was commissioned by Streetwise Opera and features a 100 strong Choir. The piece is based on Allegri's 17th century seminal work Misere Mei Deus.

other artists featured during the month of performances at curtain call: Christian Marclay, Javier Mariscal, SDNA, David Shrigley,Hussein Chalayan, Steve Israelis


The Orchestrion

(Mira Calix and United Visual Artists)

Mira Calix and United Visual Artists, commissioned by The Creators Project, collborated to develop The Orchestrion at Coachella Festival.

Watch the making-of documentary: