mira calix at Performa 11 – new york
Performa 11 Biennial
SIR Stage 37
Mira Calix has created a new piece for the Visiting Tarab commission at this years Performa 11 Biennial. Curated by Tarek Atoui invited musicians and sound artists from different origins and practices to Beirut to explore the world’s largest and most extensive collection of Classical Arab music. This private collection, owned by Lebanese collector Kamal Kassar, is comprised of old 78 rpm shellac discs and studio tapes ranging from 1903 to 1950, largely covering the Arab renaissance period that started early in the 19th century and continued through the 1930s.
The result of this research will be the performance in New York City and will feature the artist as well as Mira Calix, Anti-Pop Consortium, Uriel Barthelemi, John Butcher, DJ Spooky, Lukas Ligeti, Robert Lowe, Raz Mesinai, Ikue Mori, Sara Parkins, Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp and Zafer Tawil.