“Change the Story/ Change the World” is a chronicle of art and community transformation across the globe hosted by Musician, Educator, Activist Bill Cleveland. In each episode, Bill introduces listeners to creative change agents working to re-imagine and recreate the social, political, and cultural narratives that define their communities.
I met creator Elise Witt online during the pandemic, when we were both in a course led by the extraordinary improviser Rhiannon… I was honored, because I already knew of Elise as a composer of unusual choral work that I had explored doing with my community chorus. In fact this piece was conceived as a choral piece, and Elise very generously let me excerpt a bit of it to be a pocket song.
This interview was conducted on May 12, 2021 by Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros, founders of the Choral Commons.
Featuring the Global Village Project, a space for young women to preserve their culture while learning and adapting to life in a new country.
Musicians honor Atlanta songstress for her contributions. Elise Witt, one of the godmothers of vocalism in Atlanta, has coached and counseled singers all over the world. Hundreds have subscribed to her classes in town and thousands have heard her perform, as a bandleader, a soloist and choral director.