plays Alvin Lucier's Bird and Person Dyning
Elaine Mitchener is a voice and motion artist who spans repertoires and stages with freedom. During the pandemic, online from an empty Café Oto, Mitchener performed Alvin Lucier's Bird and Person Dyning (1975). For the first time in public, she performs this radical piece made up of feedback from microphones placed in her ears, the sound of a local bird (Mitchener adapts Lucier) and the speakers. Through slow movements in space, phantom chirps (below and above the original sound) are heard.