Clara Maïda

Clara Maïda's portrait

Clara Maïda is a French composer
(contemporary/experimental musical creation, instrumental and electronic music).
She lives both in Paris and Berlin.

She studied music composition, classical piano and psychology.

She was selected by the BERLINER KÜNSTLERPROGRAMM of the DAAD in 2007 for a one-year stay in Berlin in 2007-08. Her project Shel(l)ter was premiered during ULTRASCHALL festival (CLARA MAÏDA - PORTRAIT-CONCERT of the DAAD) in 2010 in Berlin (DE).
Laureate of various international awards and grants, she has been keeping up with her transversal research at the intersection of composition, psychoanalysis, Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy, and nanosciences.
She names her music  a "nanomusic".

Her RESEARCH INTERESTS are:
Music/Psychic Unconscious. Musical Structure//Neuronal Network. Sound Rhizomes. Elastic and Metamorphic Space/Time. Sound Body/Imaginary Body. Music/Architecture. Suburban Spaces. Sound and Noise. Urban and Machinic Sounds. Sound Hybridization/Electronics. Music/Nanophononics.

You can know more about CLARA MAÏDA and her RESEARCH LINES, listen to her MUSICAL WORKS, read her ARTICLES and the PRESS REVIEWS about her music, discover her VISUAL REALIZATIONS, CONTACT her and follow her on SOUNDCLOUD.

You can order her CD's on the page DISCOGRAPHY.

Le Portrait Contemporain
Clara Maïda's Portrait 2018  

Alla breve
Clara Maïda's Portrait 2016


BabelScores
Interview 2018


Art Zoyd
Interview 2014


CURRENT NEWS

 FRANCO EVANGELISTI COMPOSITION CONTEST

NOVEMBER 2022 (IT)

The piece Later jester for contrabass clarinet and electronics is FINALIST at the composition contest.
Concert on December 18, 2022 at

LA PELANDA - MATTATOIO DI ROMA (Rome, IT)

BUNDES REGIERUNG FÜR KULTUR UND MEDIEN

JULY 2022 (DE)

LAUREATE OF THE COMPOSITION GRANT OF THE BUNDES REGIERUNG FÜR KULTUR UND MEDIEN.
Invited
for a 3-month stay in 2023 at the DEUTSCHES STUDIENZENTRUM IN VENEDIG (Venice, IT)

Lostery 3  ©  Clara Maïda
An audiovisual installation

Lostery 3 - Installation sonore et visuelle de Clara Maïda

Ipso primero was commissioned by the French MINISTRY OF CULTURE/CÉSARÉ and ART ZOYD.
Composer-in-residence at CÉSARÉ  (National Centre of Musical Creation, Reims), ART ZOYD STUDIOS (Centre of Musical Creation, Valenciennes), and the Electronic Studio of the Berlin TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT.

KNM BERLIN ENSEMBLE
Concerts series LA STRADA - POP UP
Theo NABICHT

SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, Berlin (DE)

New performance of
Later jester
for solo contrabass clarinet and electronics
(commission: INA-GRM Paris 2012)

SOON

FARAWAY FESTIVAL 2023 
CÉSARÉ/CNCM, Reims (FR)

From FEBRUARY 3 to 5, 2023
Reims (FR)

Concert/Exhibition of  Lostery 2 & 3
(a sound and visual installation )

FEBRUARY 2, 2023
Opening of the exhibition and world premiere of Ipso primero
(6-channel electroacoustic work)


RECENTLY

THE MONTH OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
ERRANT SOUND
(Sound Art Gallery)

From SEPTEMBER 9 to 18, 2022 Berlin (DE)
Exhibition of Lostery 3
(a sound and visual installation)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
Opening of the exhibition and
world premiere of Ipso primero
(6-channel electroacoustic work)
Clara MAÏDA in conversation with Andreas ENGSTRÖM (POSITIONEN review, Berlin, DE)

ARDITTI QUARTET
SOUTHBANK CENTRE

APRIL 2, 2022, London (UK)

New performance of
..., das spinnt...
for amplified string quartet (commission: FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE/ARDITTI QUARTET 2013)

FRAUENMUSEUM
THE GARDEN OF WOMEN COMPOSERS
(GISELA WEIMANN's installation)

AUGUST 28, 2021, Bonn (DE)

World premiere of Fiori fuori for solo Soprano (commission: BERLINER KÜNSTLERPROGRAMM of the DAAD 2021).

FRANCE MUSIQUE
LA MATINALE

AUGUST 26, 2021, Paris (FR)

Radio broadcast of
Shel(l)ter - später... ( ) ...Winter
for 6 instruments and electronics (commission: FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE/GMEM 2009)

CÉSARÉ
National Centre of  Musical Creation
Reims (FR)

Residency from
FEBRUARY 8 to 12, 2021

Composer-in-residence for the composition of Ipso primero for electronics (1st part of Lostery 3). 3rd period of residency

LEUVEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication

FEBRUARY 2021, Leuven (BE)

Publication of Clara MAÏDA's chapter: "Abstract Cartographies and Assemblages of Minimal Sound Units: A 'Body-Organon'?"  in the book Machinic Assemblages of Desire, Deleuze and Artistic Research 3, Paulo de ASSIS and Paolo GIUDICI (ed.), Leuven University Press (pages 93-106).

ARDITTI QUARTET
PHILHARMONIE/CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE

BIENNALE DE QUATUORS À CORDES

JANUARY 14, 2020, Paris (FR)

French premiere of ..., das spinnt...
for amplified string quartet

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