Past Performances

26 May 2023

Wigmore Hall, 22:00

Eight Songs for a Mad King

Elaine Mitchener mezzo-contralto; Apartment House; Anton Lukoszevieze leader

Albert M Fine (1932-1987), White On White for chamber ensemble
Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016), Eight Songs for a Mad King Op. 39

20 May 2023

The Barbican – London 20:00

Moor Mother: Jazz Codes
+Abel Selaocoe

Moor Mother vocals
Alya Al-Sultani vocals
Dudu Kouate percussion
Farida Amadou bass
Pat Thomas piano
Elaine Mitchener vocals
Edward Wakili-Hick percussion
Aquiles Navarro trumpet

28 April 2023

Morphine Raum – Berlin, Germany 20:00

Beam Splitter + Mariam Rezaei + Elaine Mitchener

Beam Splitter: Audrey Chen (TW/US/DE) + Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (NO/DE) Voice, Trombone, Electronics
Elaine Mitchener (UK)
Mariam Rezai (UK)

23 March 2023

Radialsystem – Berlin, Germany 20:00

Songs for Captured Voices – Live Premiere
Laure M. Hiendl / Elaine Mitchener / KNM Berlin

Part of MaerzMusik 2023

A memento of the unspoken: The music theatre “Songs for Captured Voices” by Laure M. Hiendl, Phila Bergmann, Thea Reifler and Göksu Kunak centres around human voices that have been instrumentalised time and again throughout history and become the object of asymmetrical power negotiations.

19 March 2023

Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Main Stage – Berlin, Germany 20:00

On Being Human As Praxis

Part of MaerzMusik 2023

Five works by five composers for voice, electronics and ensemble based on the work of feminist cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter.
Mitchener / Van Huynh / Yarde / Roberts / Hiendl / Davies / Lewis / MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik

Originally commissioned by Donaueschinger Musiktage 2020

25 February 2023

daadgalerie  – Berlin, Germany 19:00

Common Ground: Jay Bernard and Elaine Mitchener

This event brings into dialogue poet and artist Jay Bernard and vocalist and composer Elaine Mitchener.
Presented by Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD

Followed by a DJ Set by Robert Machiri
In cooperation with Das Wetter – Zeitschrift für Text und Musik

23 February 2023

St John’s Smith Square – London 19:00

New Beginnings

b r e a d t h b r e a t h by Mitchener alongside works by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Atefeh Einali, Simon Knighton, Emily Abdy, Elischa Kaminer, Alex Paxton, Julius Eastman

Performed by Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor Toby Thatcher