“Nicole Mitchell is one of contemporary jazz’s great talents”—Bandcamp
“[Wheeler is] a tirelessly dancing, grinning embodiment of good spirits”—LA Times
Iridescent is a new project featuring Nicole Mitchell and Christina Wheeler, combining flute, harp, electronics, and vocals in a living soundscape that is luminous and shifting. Seeking discovery, raw emotion, and cultural expression, Iridescent builds mosaics of harmonizing African rhythms, ethereal atmospheres, and freewheeling moments pointing towards inner awakening. Mitchell is a 2018 recipient of the “Champion of New Music” award from the American Composers Forum and has been hailed repeatedly as “Top Flutist of the Year” by DownBeat. A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and Manhattan School of Music, Wheeler has performed and recorded with artists including Chaka Khan, Vernon Reid, John Cale, and Marc Ribot and her work with David Byrne included international tours and television appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman.