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Mira Calix (1970 - 2022)

28 Mar 2022

The entire team at Rewire is shocked and devastated by the news today that Mira Calix has passed away. The South-African born and British-based artist was due to perform her new show origins - movement is freedom at Rewire 2022 on Saturday 9th April. Above all else we want to send strength and love to Mira’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. 

Warp Records, with whom Mira released her latest album absent origin amongst other releases, released this statement:

“We are devastated to learn about the death of our dear Mira Calix (born Chantal Passamonte).

Mira was not only a hugely talented artist and composer, she was also a beautiful, caring human who touched the lives of everyone who had the honour of working with her.

Mira has been a huge part of Warp’s family and history, as one of the first female artists signed to the label and releasing six albums from 'one on one' in 2000 to 'a̶b̶s̶e̶n̶t̶ origin' in 2021.

We are so proud of her immense creative output; her artwork, videos and music were a true reflection of what an innovative, pioneering and wonderful soul she was.

She pushed the boundaries between electronic music, classical music and art in a truly unique way. She will be terribly missed by everyone at the label, staff and artists alike.”