Industrialising Intimacy

A moving, immersive, intimate music theatre experience.

  • Original idea, interpretation and vocal improvisation by Elaine Mitchener
  • Direction and choreography by Dam Van Huynh
  • Original music composed by David Toop, George Lewis and Elaine Mitchener
  • Lighting by Antony Hateley

“Mitchener is a genre-crossing virtuoso”– Financial Times

Industrialising Intimacy is the brainchild of established vocal artist Elaine Mitchener in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Dam Van Huynh, pioneer of computer music – composer George Lewis and renowned sound artist, writer and musician David Toop.

Industrialising Intimacy is the fruit of this unique collaboration, using vocal improvisation, movement and sound to create an original work of contemporary music theatre. Wavering between observer and partaker, the audience is invited to share Mitchener’s exploration of the many facets of intimacy. The performer investigates the loss of privacy in our society versus the strength of true intimacy in the search for one’s centeredness.

Vocal artist Elaine Mitchener’s unique approach draws you into a world which promises to intrigue and bemuse the listener. At home in jazz, gospel, free improvisation, experimental and contemporary dance/new music, she has worked with many of the best known names in contemporary music and arts, a diverse range from Irvine Arditti, Heiner Goebbels to director Deborah Warner, Goldie and Christian Marclay.

Supported by Sound and Music and using public funding by Arts Council England. With further support from OCM and Centre 151.

Previous dates:

1 June 2015 – Ovada Gallery, Oxford
29 November 2015 – Brighton Dome, UK
3 December 2015 – Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
18 February 2016 – Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
14 May 2016 – Rich Mix, UK
9 June 2016 – The Old Fire Station, Oxford – UK