A French composer born January 2, 1963 in Saint-Malo.
A pianist by training, Clara Maïda studied composition at the Marseilles Conservatory and at the Centre Acanthes, notably with Tristan Murail, Philippe Manoury, Gérard Grisey and Helmut Lachenmann. She also studied electro-acoustic music, computer music and classical Indian music. The co-founder of a collective of composers and performers of contemporary music, INSIEME, she was also the founder and artistic head of the INJI collective. A composer of instrumental, mixed and electronic music, Clara Maïda is particularly attuned to the worlds of Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Ferneyhough and also to industrial music, to the sounds of the city and indeed to the approach of the philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida. With a degree in psychology, she explores in her works the structural and formal influence of psychoanalytical and physiological concepts, together with those relating to the nano-sciences. Aural diversity, originality and expressive intensity are the characteristics of her compositions, and these include: Anania Iniji (2000), Repeats, defeats (2003), Mutatis mutandis (2008), Kinê-Diffr(a)ct (2008), the cycles Psyché-Cité/Transversales (2005-2007) and Shel(l)ter (2009-2010).