An archive of Collaborative projects between Elise and the Daily Antidote of Song!
Bringing three radically different voices to the blend, their voices find each other in that mysterious world of harmony in diversity. The trio’s concerts are also famous for getting the audience singing, and even self-professed “non-singers” find themselves part of an Impromptu Glorious Chorus™.
When Mick Kinney’s wry humor and exquisite piano playing meet Elise Witt’s chameleon voice and world music repertoire, just such an unlikely but perfect musical event is created. With songs from the sublimely romantic to the superbly ridiculous, Elise and Mick complement each other’s compositions, singing soulful harmonies and engaging the audience with their hilarious antics.
Rhiannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change. I have been blessed with the opportunity to study intensively with Rhiannon beginning in 2006. In 2008 I became part of the first All the Way In, a year-long training in the powerful body-based vocal improvisation and sound healing process that Rhiannon has developed in her 30+ years of teaching.
with Carol Burch Brown, Ann Kilkelly, Celeste Miller and Elise Witt. Featuring the performance soundtrack for the Salt Marsh Suite with Elise Witt, the Taubman Museum’s brochure and exhibition review.
“Singing Darwin” will be an orchestrated convergence of electro-acoustic and vocal music, Web 2.0 collaborative networks, readings, imagery based in Darwin’s primary sources, and live performances at participating science, art, theater, and library venues.
On 14 February 2013 – V-DAY, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls. On 14 February 2014, we escalated our efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand JUSTICE!
In Atlanta, it has been my delight for many years to harmonize with Joyce Williams and Jacqueline Howard aka Joyce & Jacque. Joyce & Jacque have been singing together since their days at Spelman College. As a duo they have shared the stage with powerhouse singers Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, The Pointer Sisters, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Nina Simone, and Odetta.
It has been my joy and honor to collaborate with Barbara McAfee at concerts in Minneapolis and Atlanta. I have also been fortunate to study with Barbara using her Full Voice method, and can testify that I have added octaves above and below my previous vocal range!!
Ann Kilkelly and Carol Burch Brown have joined with Patrick Turner to create the crazy, quirky band Junk DNA. Tap dance, ukuleles, upright bass, and great vocal harmonies define their sound on songs like Tiny Tim’s “The Ice Caps Are Melting” and the 1903 hit “Airship.”
From the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in New York to the North Georgia Folk Festival In Athens, from the Folkway in New Hampshire to the Bluebird Café in Nashville, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change in Atlanta, SFO was a miraculour, fun filled musical journey.
In 1985, my band the Small Family Orchestra went on a cultural exchange to the revolutionizing country of Nicaragua. Traveling from Jinotepe to Matagalpa, from Leon to Esteli, we met amazing artists and musicians, using their art to empower the people after years of brutal dictatorship.
The Theatrical Outfit was an experimental ensemble theater, creating original plays that included music, dance, spoken word, and innovative staging. Our theater was in a converted laudromat on St. Charles Ave., near Atlanta’s exciting Little 5 Points neighborhood. We were strongly influenced by the Living Theater, Richard Schechner’s Environmental Theater, Nikolai and Merce Cunningham’s dance theaters, and Peter Schumann’s Bread and Puppet Theater.
Alternate ROOTS is a coalition of artists who work at the intersection of art and activism. ROOTS has been a font of inspiration since I first joined in 1978, and many of my artistic collaborations have been with ROOTers. “Five Women from the South” brought me together with Jo Carson, Linda Parris-Bailey, Paula Larke & Celeste Miller.
It’s been an honor to be part of the Musicians’ Collective for the School of the Americas Watch for the last 6 years. Over 20,000 people gather each November to commemorate the murder of Bishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador, and to demonstrate the urgent need to shut down the SOA aka School of Assassins.
I am a proud member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 1000, a non-geographical local of traveling musicians from across the United States and Canada.