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Boris endorses abstract electronica | Arts News

Boris endorses abstract electronica

Unlikely electronica fan Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week celebrated the work of South African born experimental musician Mira Calix aka Chantal Passamonte, who has created an "Olympic sound sculpture work" made of stone being exhibited at Fairlop Waters nature reserve in the London borough of Redbridge.

"With this musical sculpture Mira Calix has managed to wrest not blood, but music from a stone," said Johnson, "putting the music into rock and creating an exciting new cultural attraction." Mira Calix described the piece, which was created in collaboration with mineralogists from the Natural History museum as "a piece of music as an object, a song you can stand in the shadows of”

Mira Calix will perform a related piece at the Science Museum on 22nd June, and take part in a lunch time panel discussion on June 23rd with the mineralogists from the museum, a Fairlop representative and the architect / engineer talking about the making of the Olympic sound sculpture work at the main lecture theatre at the V&A.

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This is very unique and original expression of...art? Or is it music? I think it's both in this case...as a former musician I really admire this idea

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This is very unique and original expression of...art? Or is it music? I think it's both in this case...as a former musician I really admire this idea

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