Clara Maïda

about the author

Clara Maïda is a French composer who has lived both in Paris and in Berlin since she was the guest of the Artists-in-Berlin programme of the DAAD. She has studied music and psychology and attended the composition courses of H. Lachenmann, P. Manoury, T. Murail, G. Grisey, and M. Stroppa at the Acanthes Centre and at the Paris Superior Conservatory of Music. She has received several international awards and grants such as the Berlin Senat and Paris Hors Les Murs grants, the Stuttgart and Berlin-Rheinsberger composition first prizes (Germany), an honorary mention at Prix Ars Electronica (Austria), as well as many commissions from institutions and festivals in France and Germany. Her pieces have been performed by numerous contemporary music ensembles around the world and broadcast on radio in several countries. She has given lectures in different institutions in Europe, New York, and Australia and two CDs of her works have been released (DAAD/Edition RZ, Berlin; Metamkine Label/Marseille GMEM).

info & contact


Independent composer, Paris, FR, and Berlin, DE


clara.maida [AT]



Compositions by Pascale Criton and Clara Maïda
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: Clara Maïda, Deborah Walker, Pascale Criton

For a Nanomusic: “Sound Desiring Machines” and Multiple Time
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: abstract machine, aion, capture, de/re-territorialisation, machinic unconscious, noise, repetition, stratum