Wednesday 23 June 2021, 7.30pm

Photo by Jana Chiellino

Elaine Mitchener presents “There’ll Be”

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Elaine Mitchener is a contemporary vocalist, movement artist and composer working between the worlds of contemporary new music, experimental jazz / free improvisation and visual arts. She is founder of collective electroacoustic trio The Rolling Calf (with Jason Yarde and Neil Charles) and her sound works are held in a curated collection by George E Lewis at Darmstadt Festival.

Recent recordings includes Some Good News – a live album with Hamid Drake, William Parker, Orphy Robinson and Pat Thomas (OTOROKU label) – and a special radio commission for Sons d’Hiver (Paris), and she is one of 50 selected exhibiting artists featured in the British Art Show 9 touring exhibition 21/22 and is a Wigmore Hall Associate Artist.

For Between The Lines, Elaine will be performing with dance artist Tommaso Petrolo with a captivating programme of works for voice, piano, and body. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with NTS DJ and radio host Zakia Sewell.

‘Any attempts at categorisation are doomed to fail’ – The Wire

‘Mitchener is a genre crossing virtuoso' - Financial Times

Elaine Mitchener

Elaine Mitchener is a British Afro-Caribbean vocalist, movement artist and composer working between contemporary / experimental new music, free improvisation and visual art. She is currently a Wigmore Hall Associate Artist; was a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Fellow (2022) and was an exhibiting artist in the British Art Show 9 (2021-22). In February 2022 Mitchener was awarded an MBE for Services to Music. Elaine is founder of the collective electroacoustic unit The Rolling Calf (with Jason Yarde and Neil Charles). Her regular collaborators include: composers George E Lewis, Jennifer Walshe, and Tansy Davies; visual artists Sonia Boyce, Christian Marclay and The Otolith Group; chamber ensembles Apartment House, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble MAM, Ensemble Klang, and Klangforum Wien; choreographer Dam van Huynh’s company; and experimental musicians such as Moor Mother, Loré Lixenberg, Saul Williams, Pat Thomas and David Toop. While developing her own projects, Elaine continues to work as a collaborative and interpretive singer.

Tommaso Petrolo

Born in Rome Tommaso is a dance artist, choreographer and educator.
Tommaso has worked with renown composers such as Elaine Mitchener, Dai Fujikura, Tansy Davies, Matt Wright, Laure M. Hiendl and through these collaboration his practice has stretched across disciplines to incorporate extended forms of vocal improvisation with movement.
Based in the UK since 2016 he has collaborated as a performer with the likes of Van Huynh Company, for which he works as Artistic Assistant and Rehearsal Director, Tavaziva, Rob Heaslip Dance Company, Mathieu Geffré, Neus Gil Cortés, Joao Cidade, amongst others.

Tommaso is an active teacher delivering in renowned institutes in the UK, across Europe, U.S.A., Latin America, India and China, he regularly works with The Place, Tripspace, The Hub, Canterbury Christ Church University, London Studio Centre, Rambert.