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.
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
A visual installation
1st part of Lostery 3
A work for electronics
and a visual installation
(2021-22 - 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), at CÉSARÉ (National Centre of Musical Creation, Reims) and at the Electronic Studio of the Berlin TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT.
Next presentations at SOUND ERRANT Gallery (Berlin, DE) and FARaway festival (Reims, FR).
From SEPTEMBER 9 to 17, 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
(an electroacoustic work)
APRIL 2, 2022, London (UK)
British new performance of
..., das spinnt...
for amplified string quartet.
WOMEN IN MUSIC BREAKFAST
APRIL 1, 2022, London (UK)
Invited to participate in
the networking events' talk
AUGUST 28, 2021, Bonn (DE)
World premiere of Fiori fuori for solo Soprano (commissioned by the BERLINER KÜNSTLERPROGRAMM of the DAAD, 2021).
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).
OSTRAVA DAYS 2021
AUGUST 20, 2021, Ostrava (CZ)
Czech premiere of
for solo contrabass clarinet and electronics (commission: INA-GRM, Paris, FR, 2012).
National Centre of Musical Creation
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
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).
PHILHARMONIE/CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE
BIENNALE DE QUATUORS À CORDES
JANUARY 14, 2020, Paris (FR)
French premiere of ..., das spinnt...
for amplified string quartet.