New commissions open at Somerset House and Tower Of London

Mira Calix 

New commissions open at Somerset House and Tower Of London


Artist and composer Mira Calix has unveiled two new works this week in London.

Following recent work for Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Galleries and The Royal Shakespeare company, the two commissions see Mira delve further into sound sculpture and visual art.

Commissioned to mark 100 years since the end of World War One, Mira has created a new choral work to accompany ‘Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers’ – an installation filling the moat at Tower of London with 10,000 flames. 

Mira's composition entitled ‘One Lighted Look For Me’ is available to download below.

Across town, new video work titled, ‘if or unless?’ is open at Somerset House, informed by the depiction of musical notation in Charles M. Schulz’s influential Peanuts comic strips. 

Filmed in August 2018, musicians and dancers perform Mira's musical and choreographed score by moving through the gallery, the musical consequences of their actions and positions intervening in the physical and sonic landscapes.

The piece appears as part of the wider group show ‘Good Grief, Charlie Brown’ which features work from Fiona Banner, KAWS, Ken Kagami, Mel Brimfield and more.