The Elephant In The Room: 3 Commissions
by Mira Calix
Released: Oct 2008
Label: Warp Records
Warp's resident conceptualist, producer/composer Mira Calix uses the stuff of everyday life as her inspiration and source material: car horns, insect flutter, the ambient buzz of wide-open, rural spaces. She mixes these with vintage synthesizers and odd electronic gizmos as well as piano, cello and other acoustic instruments. The Elephant in the Room: 3 Commissions collects work commissioned for gallery installations and contemporary opera, but don't let that scare you off: heard at home, these quiet, patient soundscapes subtly color everything around you.