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

ART ZOYD STUDIOS
Centre of  Musical Creation
Valenciennes ( FR)

Residency from DECEMBER 14 to 18, 2020

Composer-in-residence for the composition of Ipso primero for electronics (1st part of Lostery 3, a sound and visual installation). 3rd period of residency. Realization of the  visual installation: Clara MAÏDA.

Lostery 3  ©  Clara Maïda

A visual installation

Lostery 3 - Installation sonore et visuelle de Clara Maïda
Ipso primero
1st part of Lostery 3
A work for electronics
and a visual installation
(2020-21 - work in progress)

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

SOON

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
SOUTHBANK CENTRE
NEW SOUNDS

FEBRUARY 27, 2021, London (UK)

British new performance of
..., das spinnt...
for amplified string quartet.


RECENTLY

CÉSARÉ
National Centre of  Musical Creation
Reims (FR)

Residency from
SEPTEMBER 28 to OCTOBER 2, 2020

Composer-in-residence for the composition of Ipso primero for electronics (1st part of Lostery 3). 2nd period of residency.

INTER ARTS CENTER

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020, Malmö (SE)

Swedish premiere of
Later jester
for contrabass clarinet and electronics.
Theo NABICHT.

BKA THEATER

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020, Berlin (DE)

German new performance of
Later jester
for contrabass clarinet and electronics.
Theo NABICHT.

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.

FUTURS COMPOSÉS

JULY 2019, Paris (FR)

French selection of ..., das spinnt... for amplified string quartet (commissioned by the FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE and ARDITTI QUARTET, 2013).

FORMA FESTIVAL

JULY 27, 2019, Moscow (RU)

Russian premiere of
Later jester
for contrabass clarinet and electronics.
Theo NABICHT.

IRCAM 
Colloquium:
Spectralisms 2019

JUNE 14, 2019, Paris (FR)

Clara MAÏDA's presentation
"For a 'Nanospectral' Approach to Music Composition".

HEROINES OF SOUND
Publication

JUNE 2019, Berlin (DE)

Publication of Clara MAÏDA's chapter "Towards a Sound 'Nanorevolution' and 'Artivism'" in the book Heroines of Sound. Feminismus und Gender in Elektronischer Musik, Sabine Sanio, Bettina Wackernagel, Hg./eds, Hofheim: Wolke Verlag.

CDMC - Publication

MARCH 2019, Paris (FR)

Compositrices, l'égalité en acte
L. Marcel-Berlioz, O. Corlaix, B. Gallet (ed.)
Article by J. Amblard: "Clara Maïda".

Two drawings of Clara MAÏDA are presented on the CDMC's website:
Mutatis mutandis and Lostery 3.

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