Tuesday 8 March 2022 7:30PM

Elaine Mitchener vocalist; Sarah Saviet violin; Mira Benjamin violin; Bridget Carey viola; Tamaki Sugimoto cello; Heather Roche clarinet; Siwan Rhys piano

WOMENS WORK International Women's Day


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Slight Change of Programme and Running Order
The programme and running order of this concert have changed slightly and will now be as below.


  • Elaine Mitchener vocalist Associate Artists
  • Sarah Saviet violin
  • Mira Benjamin violin
  • Bridget Carey viola
  • Tamaki Sugimoto cello
  • Heather Roche clarinet
  • Siwan Rhys piano

Undefinable experimental vocalist, movement artist and composer Elaine Mitchener (‘arguably the UK’s boldest operatic voice’ – The Guardian) makes her second appearance this season with WOMENS WORK, its title taken from the pioneering magazine edited by Fluxus artists Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood in 1975 and 1978, which featured text-based and instructional performance scores by 25 women artists. Tonight’s programme presents contemporary works by today’s women and female-identifying composers.

  • Younghi Pagh-Paan (b.1945)
      • ma-am (Mein Herz)
  • Pamela Z (b.1956)
      • Pop Titles 'You'
        • (arranged by Elaine Mitchener)
  • Alison Knowles (b.1933)
      • #1 Shuffle
  • Hannah Kendall (1984)
      • Tuxedo: Between Carnival and Lent
        • (world première)
  • Tansy Davies (b.1973)
      • Cave
        • Lullaby for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble
  • Alison Knowles
      • #7 Piece for Any Number of Vocalists
  • Jennifer Walshe (b.1974)
      • Something That Is Continuous
  • Matana Roberts (b.1975)
      • "Gasping for air considering your purpose Dissolving …"
  • Lee (1939-2000)
      • Subway Couple
  • Younghi Pagh-Paan
      • NOCH II
  • Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)
      • The Inner/Outer Sound Matrix

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