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Mira Calix nominated for British Composer Award

Mira Calix has been nominated for a 2011 British Composer Award as one of the composers of Fables - A Film Opera. The piece was originally commissioned by Streetwise Opera, and is a collection of four seven minute long operas. Calix composed the music for The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Emily Hall composed for The Nightingale And The Rose, Orlando Gough for Hey! Come On Out!, and Andy Mellon with Paul Sartin for The Hartlepool Monkey. The complete work is listed in the Outreach category.

Mira Calix won the 2009 Community or Educational Project Composer Award for her work My Secret Heart. The ceremony takes place on 30 November and will be announced on BBC Radio 3. Fables - A Film Opera is currently on tour. Watch the trailer below.