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Elaine Mitchener & Neil Charles

British Afro-Caribbean vocalist, composer and movement artist Elaine Mitchener works in the space between contemporary and experimental music, free improvisation and visual art. She’s known for important solo and collaborative works at concerts and artspaces internationally, and in 2022 was awarded an MBE for Services to Music. She's a Wigmore Hall Associate Artist, was a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Fellow (2022) and an exhibiting artist in the British Art Show 9 (2021-22), and a founder of the collective electroacoustic unit The Rolling Calf.

At BNM she's joined by Neil Charles. Charles is a classically trained double bassist, electronic music producer and composer (BenMarc Music). He performs, records and tours with numerous jazz, classical and contemporary music groups and ensembles including Sun Ra Arkestra, Alexander Hawkins, Mingus Big Band, Pulled By Magnets (with Seb Roachford and Pete Wareham), Charles-Mitchener duo (with Elaine Mitchener), The Rolling Calf (with Mitchener and Jason Yarde), and has played with Terence Blanchard, Black Top, Shabaka Hutchings, Anthony Braxton and China Moses.


Thursday 25 April
Lantern Hall, 20:15 — 23:15