artist: mira calix
presented by: Oxford Contemporary Music and the Mayor Of London
premiere: Fairlop Waters June 2012 as part of Secrets: Hidden London which a project commissioned by the Mayor Of London for the London 2012 Festival – the Cultural Olympiad
partners: Mayor Of London, Oxford Contemporary Music, Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road Group, Vision Culture and Leisure
instrumentation: voice and field recordings
Mira Calix’s Nothing Is Set In Stone is a reactive musical sculpture made of gneiss stones.
The monolithic installation will be situated at Fairlop Waters, a nature reserve in the borough of Redbridge between June 21st and October 2012. This interactive sculptural song invites the public to contemplate the modulations within nature and the ephemeral quality of music.
Mira Calix’s Nothing Is Set In Stone is presented by the Mayor Of London and Oxford Contemporary Music in partnership with the Natural History Museum, The Exhibition Road Group and Redbridge Vision and Leisure. The project is part of Secrets Hidden London, initiated by the Mayor of London, a a series of six extraordinary site-specific collaborations taking place in a range of unusual locations across the capital in summer 2012.
Nothing Is Set In Stone is also part of the London 2012 Festival, a UK-wide festival from 21 June to 9 September featuring leading artists from around the world – for more information visit: www.festival.london2012.com
BBC News – Nothing is Set In Stone
The Creators Project
Nothing Is Set In Stone – the making of from mira calix on Vimeo.