Born and raised in East London of Jamaican ancestry, Elaine Mitchener is a contemporary vocal-movement artist and composer who has worked with leading artists such as Moor Mother, Mark Padmore, The Otolith Group, Sonia Boyce, David Toop, Tansy Davies, Van Huynh Co, Irvine Arditti, Apartment House, London Sinfonietta, Steve Beresford, Christian Marclay, Phil Minton, George E. Lewis, Jason Yarde, Alexander Hawkins. Her UK/European performances include: Bimhuis, Café Oto, Venice Biennale, ICA London, Southbank Centre, MaerzMusik / SAVVY Contemporary, London Contemporary Music Festival. Elaine is co-founder of experimental jazz group Hawkins/Mitchener Quartet; founder of electro-acoustic trio The Rolling Calf; and featured vocalist with ensemble Apartment House. Recent performances and engagements include “SWEET TOOTH”, “Vocal Classics of the Black Avant-Garde”, “CAVE” by Tansy Davies (co-produced by London Sinfonietta / Royal Opera House); “b r e a d t h b r e a t h” (orchestral commission by LCMF), “the then + the now = now time” for MaerzMusik (Berlin), “Of Leonardo da Vinci” (Rewire, The Hague), “Jeanne Lee Project” (Venus Unwrapped, Kings Place London).
As of February 2019