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Elaine Mitchener & Anton Lukoszevieze: The Eagle Has Two Heads
Anton Lukoszevieze and Elaine Mitchener present experimental music for cello, voice and electronics to include works by Julius Eastman, Alvin Lucier, Ben Patterson.
Elaine Mitchener is an experimental vocalist and movement artist whose work encompasses improvisation, contemporary composition, sound art, music theatre, physical theatre and performance art.
Recent performances include Aldeburgh Music, London Contemporary Music Festival, 56th Venice Biennale, Wysing Arts, Café Oto (London), Bluecoat (Liverpool), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, ULTIMA Festival (Oslo), SPILL Festival (Ipswich), La Monnaie (Brussels), Block Universe (London), White Cube (London), Weserburg MOMA (Bremen), Wellcome Collection (London), and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London).
Elaine has worked and performed in a wide variety of contexts with an array of leading musicians, composers, directors and visual artists including The Otolith Group, Deborah Warner, Christian Marclay, Apartment House, Steve Beresford, Irvine Arditti, Oliver Coates, Sonia Boyce, John Butcher, Attila Csihar, Rolf Hind, Dam Van Huynh, George Lewis, Alexander Hawkins, Tansy Davies, Phil Minton, Evan Parker, Alasdair Roberts, David Toop, Matt Wright, Brodsky Quartet, Jason Yarde, Sam Belinfante and Dai Fujikura.
Anton Lukoszevieze is both a musician and an artist. His practice moves through performance, composition, graphic work, photography, film and video. His work is in private collections and has been shown at the ICA (London), Kettle’s Yard Gallery (Cambridge), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), Blanco (Ghent), Yaffo 23 (Jerusalem), Issue Project Space (NYC) and New Art Projects (London).
As a cellist he has commissioned over 60 new works and performed concerti with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is the subject of seven films by the renowned artist filmmaker Jayne Parker, commissioned by the Arts Council of Great Britain in 2000-2007. He is also notable for his use of the curved bow (BACH-Bogen), which he is using to develop new repertoire.
Anton is also the founder and director of the group Apartment House, one of Europe’s leading ensembles for the performance of contemporary and experimental music. In 2012 he received a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chamber Music and Song, for Apartment House. Recently he has featured as a performer, actor and composer in the awarding winning film Crippled Symmetries, by the artist Beatrice Gibson.