Mira Calix, Electronic Musician and Sound Artist, Dies Aged 51

Female electronic musician

As a producer, she released numerous albums of material and experimented with installations, sculptures and scores for Shakespeare plays

Mira Calix, the electronic producer celebrated for her complex, highly imaginative music and sound art, has died aged 51.

Her label, Warp Records, announced the news. No cause of death was given.

The statement posted on Twitter said in part: “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 … she pushed the boundaries between electronic music, classical music and art in a truly unique way.”

Born Chantal Passamonte in South Africa in 1970, Calix moved to London in 1991 to pursue a career in music, first working as a publicist for Warp alongside promoting club nights and DJing, before releasing her music with the label.