Nicole Mitchell Interview

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Composer, flutist, bandleader, and educator Nicole Mitchell is a Professor of Music in the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology program at the University of California, Irvine. She has deep musical roots in Chicago where she served as the first woman president of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and has been a member since 1995. We spoke with her on the eve of the release of her new Black Earth Ensemble album Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds, the third in a series of albums on Afrofuturism themes.