Author: pierre

We’re in the business of the new.

DevilishlyGrand

Elaine Mitchener creates in order to challenge – others and herself. She’s not looking for the comfort zone. We talked about necessary questions and uncomfortable answers.”

13 April 2021

Wigmore Hall, London Online event - 13:00 Elaine Mitchener vocalist; Gordon Mackay violin; Mira Benjamin violin; Bridget Carey viola; Anton Lukoszevieze cello; Neil Charles double bass   Archie Shepp, Benjamin Patterson, Charles Mingus and

Black Top Presents: Hamid Drake/Elaine Mitchener/William Parker/Orphy Robinson/ Pat Thomas

Some Good News
Otoroku 2xCD/DL

“The work of this unique group shows how free improv can incorporate various genre musics, merging them into a miraculously coherent yet spontaneous whole.”

Rum Music For February Reviewed

Jennifer Lucy Allan

“Put The Brakes On’ is a suite of imaginary spaces, the galactic Black Top electronics swirl in while Mitchener putters and yelps like a meteor shower, as Drake, Parker and Thomas’ driving rhythm section erupts.”

Elaine creates a new radio piece commissioned by Sons d'hiver. The Party’s Over invokes the voices of Angela Davis, Claudia Jones, James Baldwin, David Lammy