New commission for Donaueschinger Musiktage 2020

Elaine Mitchener brings together five works by five composers for voice, electronics and ensemble to create On Being Human as Praxis based on the work of feminist cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter commissioned / produced by Donaueschinger Musiktage.

Inspired by Wynter’s insights on how race, location, and time together inform what it means to be human, vocal-movement artist Elaine Mitchener has invited five composers to creatively respond to Wynter’s startling reconceptualization of the human and her attempts to rehistoricize humanness as praxis. For this journey Mitchener’s long-term collaborator, Vietnamese American choreographer Dam Van Huynh, will direct her with members of his dance company and the ensemble Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik.

16 October at 21:00 – Premiere
17 October at 11:00 and 17:00
Realschule, große Sporthalle – Donaueschingen, Germany

On Being Human As Praxis

George Lewis H. narrans
Tansy Davies The rule is love
Jason Yarde THE PROBLEM WITH HUMANS Volume 1 – An Overview From Under
Laure M. Hiendl White Radiance (the brand name)
Matana Roberts Gasping for air considering your purpose Dissolving…

Full Festival programme: Donaueschinger Musiktage

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