Short Circuit Festival
Mira Calix and Simon Fisher Turner collaboration
The Roundhouse, Camden
Short Circuit presents Mute is a 2 day incident which will feature performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present and future alongside DJs, talks, workshops, screenings and installations. A celebration of Mute’s unique and influential work as a label and publisher, the occasion will see all of the Roundhouse's public spaces open together for the first time.
Mira Calix is published by Mute Song, and is collaborating with fellow published artist, Simon Fischer Turner to create a new performance piece specifically for this celebration of the cult label. 'Dead Men Can't Run' a new work for electronics, piano, cello, and dance will premiere at this years festival.
Mira Calix, Anna Meredith accompanied by members of the Aurora Orchestra
De la Warr Pavilion
Originally commissioned by Faster Than Sound, composers Mira Calix and Anna Meredith have created new works guided by eminent neuroscientist Professor Vincent Walsh. Mira and Anna were inspired by the rich scientific workings of the brain, in particular the phenomena of the Small World Network (more popularly known as six degrees of separation). The composers are joined by Loop.pH, a design and research studio set up by Rachel Wingfield with Mathias Gmachl, who will have created a reactive visual installation to accompany the music. The project premiered at Faster Than Sound in Aldeburgh last autumn and will tour the U.K. this year. To watch the artist residency go to