Producer and songwriter Mira Calix has died

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Acclaimed producer, songwriter and multidisciplinary artist Mira Calix has died, her label Warp Records has confirmed. She was 52 years old.

In a statement, Warp said: “We are devastated to learn of the passing of our dear Mira Calix (née Chantal Passamonte).

“Mira was not only an extremely talented artist and songwriter, she was also a beautiful, caring person who touched the lives of all who had the honor of working with her.”

The statement continued: “Mira has been an important part of the Warp family and history, as one of the first female artists to sign to the label and release six ‘one on one’ albums in 2000 to “absent origin” in 2021.

“We are so proud of his immense creative output; her artwork, videos and music faithfully reflected 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. »

Born as Chantal Passamonte in Durban, South Africa in 1970, Calix worked as a publicist for Warp in the 1990s before the release of her debut album “One On One”. First an electronic producer, she then integrated classical composition and multidisciplinary art into her ambitious work.

His death drew tributes from across the industry. Warp artist Onehotrix Point Never said: “She was so talented and honestly one of the funniest people I’ve ever met”, while BBC 6 Music DJ Maryanne Hobbs described the news as ” heartbreaking”, remembering Calix as “an ingenious and pioneering artist”. . .

Musician Gwenno described the news as “a terrible loss of incredible talent”, while composer Daniel Pemberton wrote a lengthy tribute, calling her “an incredible artist who had a huge impact on me personally from a way she probably never knew”. You can see them, along with other tributes, below.

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