12 January 2018

Kings Place – London, 19:30

Alexander Hawkins/Elaine Mitchener Quartet

‘UpRoot’ Album Launch

Alexander Hawkins/Elaine Mitchener Quartet represents the first major collaboration of two of the most distinctive voices of their generation, and stakes out a remarkable common ground from the pair’s vast range of influences and experience.

Neil Charles double bass | Stephen Davis drums | Alexander Hawkins piano, compositions | Elaine Mitchener voice

09 December 2017

Ambika P3 – London, 19:00

Vocal Classics Of The Black Avant-Garde

Part of London Contemporary Music Festival

Elaine Mitchener turns to the black avant-garde and to the overflow of experiment that occurred within improvised music, often springing directly from lived experiences of racial injustice.

For Vocal Classics Of The Black Avant-Garde, highly charged and political works by Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, Joseph Jarman, and Jeanne Lee will be re-interpreted and re-presented by an ensemble of leading UK jazz musicians brought together for this event by Elaine Mitchener Projects.

4 December 2017

Ambika P3 – London, 19:00

Apartment House performs works by Robert Ashley

Part of London Contemporary Music Festival

Robert Ashley World War Three (Just The Highlights) (2010)
Robert Ashley Tap Dancing in the Sand (2004)

23 November 2017

Bluecoat Liverpool, 19:30

SWEET TOOTH – Premiere

SWEET TOOTH marks the culmination of five years’ research by Mitchener into our love of sugar and the historical links between the UK sugar industry and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

SWEET TOOTH has been supported with public funding from Arts Council England. Commissioned by Bluecoat in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation, London and The International Slavery Museum with further support from PRSF Open Fund, Edge Hill University, Centre 151 and St George’s Bloomsbury.

11 November 2017

LSO St Luke’s


BBC Radio 3 Open Ear

Charles-Mitchener brings together double bassist Neil Charles and Elaine Mitchener.