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Hear Nicole Mitchell perform with Mark Sanders at Cafe Oto

June 2017

Listen to a track taken from the venue's latest digital download release

This performance was Nicole Mitchell's London debut and the first time she had met Mark Sanders, who stepped in to collaborate at the last minute. “Three” is the final piece in a triptych of improvised sets using voice, flute and percussion and is available to download as part of a 40 minute recording from the Cafe Oto online shop.

The label says, “Having never met before, Mark’s restrained approach to the kit, with skipping brushes on toms and light touches to a ride, a bell or wooden blocks gives remarkable space and air to Mitchell’s unique synthesis of flute and voice. Together they create a strikingly sparse and minimal sound, but one which is no less full of joyous melodic hooks and grooves reminiscent of a stripped back Art Ensemble.”

The show took place on 14 May 2016 and was recorded by James Dunn.

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