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Oliver Coates & Elaine Mitchener @ OVADA Warehouse, Oxford
Monday 1 June 2015, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
£14 / £10 (concessions)
Two performances from some of the UK’s most adventurous artists. Layered cello drones, electronic noise, vocal spectacle.
Oliver Coates is that rare sort of musician who can play in any genre and you believe every note he plays. Possibly the busiest and most popular cellist in contemporary music, he has worked as a composer, producer and collaborator with the likes of Mira Calix, Micachu, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Britten Sinfonia. From layered cello drones to electronic noise, Coates’ playing never stands still; the cello is tuned and strung like no other – “think Sonic Youth and their guitars”, says Coates.
Elaine Mitchener’s use of her voice is quite unlike anyone else, a sound which draws you into her world as much as it intrigues and bemuses you. At home in jazz, gospel, free improvisation and contemporary classical, and brought up on reggae, she has worked with many of the best known names in modern music including Goldie, Aphex Twin and Christian Marclay.
Exploring the ideas of Industrialised Intimacy through sound, movement, electronics and text, this is a unique and exciting collaboration between Elaine, Dam Van Huynh (choreographer), renowned composers/musicians George Lewis (pioneer of computer music) and David Toop (sound artist and writer).
More information at www.ocmevents.org/ocm/events/olivercoateselainemitchener