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The voice of the revolution

Hannah Schmidt

On the way to a really new kind of music: The British singer and composer Elaine Mitchener

In conversation with Elaine Mitchener
“Honouring the experiment”

“With every performance I’m searching for a totality of expression, to fully unify and amplify the musical, physical, emotional, and political aspects of each work.”

SWEET TOOTH at Borealis, Bergen – Norway

Robert Barry

“With a harrowingly physical performance from Mitchener, tightly woven displays of virtuosity from the group, and little more than the highly evocative lighting to set the scene, it is like watching an exorcism: the demon cast out is history.”

5 Questions to Elaine Mitchener

Amanda Cook

“SWEET TOOTH is sonically immersive and experimental in its improvisatory approaches, referencing Kumani singing and sea shanties. It is an intense experience for the players and observers.”

Météo Mulhouse Music Festival
August 27-31, 2019

Ken Waxman

“The soul that should go with funk was offered up with great effect at the Noumatrouff on Météo’s second night when singer Elaine Mitchener and her London-based septet presented what was billed as vocal classics of the avant garde.”

Mitchener and Yarde make moves with Jeanne Lee’s legacy at Kings Place

Kevin Le Gendre

“Mitchener also makes a virtue of this ‘out of many threads one fabric’ aesthetic but, crucially, she brings her own character and idiosyncrasies to bear on Lee’s repertoire.”

‘I am definitely not a jazz singer’

Chris Searle

“Elaine Mitchener is a singer who defies all categories — and that’s the way she likes it, she tells Chris Searle”