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Online Mini-Hartley Residency with composer and vocalist Elaine Mitchener Seminar

Elaine Mitchener
14:30 - 17:00
4 November 2020
Microsoft Teams

Event details

The music department is delighted to welcome Elaine Mitchener for an online Mini-Hartley Residency.

This public online event will take place on Microsoft Teams. If you are not a staff or student at University of Southampton and would like to attend, please contact Matthew Shlomowitz at 

Online Mini-Hartley Residency with Elaine Mitchener 


16:00 – 17:00: Artist talk

In this presentation, Elaine Mitchener discusses her practice, which centres around ideas as expressed through experimental vocals, movement, and composition; as well as the cross-modalities of sound, sonics, art, performance, social transformation, and healing.

Speaker information

Elaine Mitchener. Elaine Mitchener is an experimental vocalist, movement artist and composer, whose work encompasses improvisation, contemporary music theatre and performance art. She has performed at festivals and venues including Aldeburgh Music, London Contemporary Music Festival, 56th Venice Biennale, SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin), Purcell Room, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, ULTIMA Festival and galleries such as White Cube (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Weserburg MOMA (Bremen), and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London). Elaine is co-founder of the experimental jazz quartet the Hawkins/Mitchener Quartet and a regular vocalist with the ensemble Apartment House. She created the role of Hannah/Voice singing with tenor Mark Padmore, in the opera CAVE, by composer Tansy Davies with libretto by Nick Drake, co-commissioned by the London Sinfonietta / Royal Opera House and directed by Lucy Bailey which premiered in June 2018.

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