Electronic musician and visual artist Mira Calix – née Chantal Passamonte – has died at the age of 52.
News of the South African-British artist’s death was announced on Monday (March 28) by her record label, Warp Records.
Calix was the first artist to sign to the label. She released six albums with Warp beginning in 2000 with One to one and her finale absent origin in 2021.
In a statement, Warp Records wrote, “We are devastated to learn of the passing of our dear Mira Calix.”
It continues, “Mira was not only an extremely talented artist and composer, she was also a beautiful, caring person who touched the lives of all who had the honor of working with her.”
They went on to praise her work, saying she “shifted the boundaries between electronic music, classical music and art in a truly unique way”.
“We are so proud of their immense creative output; Her artwork, videos and music truly reflect what an innovative, groundbreaking and beautiful soul she was,” they added.
“She will be terribly missed by all of the label’s staff and artists.”
Further details about her death have not yet been released.
absent origin has been branded as “a polyphony of predominantly diverse female voices held together by pulsating baselines”.
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