Author: pierre

Deep Time, Fruitmarket’s festival of new music, returns to the Warehouse 27-30 November 2024 for the second year celebrating artists from the Fruitmarket’s archive ­– Jean-Michel Basquiat and John Cage.

Elaine Mitchener – Solo Throat

Otoroku DL/LP

Daniel Glassman

“unknown tongue” might be the most impressive piece of all. Multitracking her vocals, she conjures up a drama of communication beyond language: her two characters seem to meet, argue, scheme, get frustrated, hit an impasse, muddle through, and finally begin to play and harmonise with each other.

Elaine Mitchener: Solar Throat

Vanessa Ague

Mitchener’s greatest strength on the album is her ability to say a lot with very little. She reminds us that poetry is not just words, it is something to feel deep within the body.

Elaine Mitchener delivers poetry and free jazz in a riotous London show

Mike Hobart

“The first night of performance artist/vocalist Elaine Mitchener’s two-day Cafe Oto residency delivered articulate spoken-word, shapeshifting sonics and intense free jazz.”

British Vocalist Elaine Mitchener Busts it Wide Open on Solo Throat

Peter Margasak

“I wasn’t prepared for the remarkable focus, ingenuity, and invention behind her incredible new album Solo Throat (Otoroku), in which her vast oeuvre of extended techniques, literary inspiration, and improvisational thinking come together into something far more profound and jaw-dropping than the sum of its parts.”

For five days in May, Elaine Mitchener (DAAD fellow 2022-23) transforms the daadgalerie into an interdisciplinary salon, a meeting zone, a testing ground, an open space for exchange and experiment.

First solo release from Elaine Mitchener: Solo Throat draws on the work of African-American and African-Caribbean poets Kamau Brathwaite, Aimé Césaire, Una Marson and N. H. Pritchard as source material

Cafe Oto hosts a two-day residency with Elaine Mitchener, to mark the release of her first ever solo LP, Solo Throat, released on Otoroku. This special two-day residency centres on

Elaine curates Politics of the Voice for Courtisane Festival 2024. The voice is soul. Voice is noise. It’s what makes us unique as individuals but also powerful as a community.