Mother Maker is an online magazine featuring conversations with artists who are mothers. These stories are a source of inspiration for other artists who are embarking on the journey of motherhood, creating a community of women who make work while raising humans.
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When I spoke with flutist and composer Allison Loggins-Hull, she was is in the midst of potty-training her daughter. She was also in the midst of working on a commissioned composition for a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s that duality of motherhood and artistry that she and six other women are exploring in Diametrically Composed, a collection of newly commissioned works for flute, piano and voice. Perhaps best known for her work with the electronic pop duo Flutronix, Allison lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and two kids, ages eight and two. She grew up surrounded by music and art, and went on to study flute in college, but she sought a different path than the traditional orchestral or academic one many classical musicians follow. I find it incredibly inspiring when an artist is able to follow their gut, despite all of the voices and signposts that tell us to follow a more traditional path. Allison’s success is proof that the reward comes when we listen to our inner voice and follow it through, and that motherhood can be something reinforces and inspires that voice. Thanks for reading. Love, Emma.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has commissioned me to compose an original work for the incredible soprano Julia Bullock and string ensemble as part of her 2018/2019 residency. The work will premiere in a concert entitled, “History’s Persistent Voice.” Julia Bullock will sing the words of pioneering Black American mixed-media artist Thornton Dial in a recital featuring traditional slave songs and words penned by Black American artists from the southeastern United States, including the esteemed quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The texts are set to original compositions by a roster of all-women composers including Tania León, Courtney Bryan, Jessie Montgomery, and myself.
I feel like I’ve been given the opportunity to compose for a Stradivarius and I’m beyond humbled to be in the company of such trail-blazing and brilliant women of color! This event will be unforgettable so SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 15!
Read more about Julia’s incredible residency: NY Times
If you haven’t figured it out already, I am a person who wears many hats. The most important of those hats would be mother to my beautiful children and wife to my wonderful husband. So I’m very excited to share that my family is featured in the March issue of Reader’s Digest! This shoot was a fun-filled morning of playing with props, trying on multiple outfits and working with a baby wrangler (what a job!). Special thanks to photographer Erin Patrice O’Brien for inviting us. Read the full piece, “Funny Family Stories” here.
Flutronix appears in a featured episode of Noted Endeavors, a video blog that celebrates individuals and ensembles who’ve successfully created their own opportunities, hosted by renowned flutist Eugenia Zukerman and violinist Emily Ondracek-Peterson. In this clip, also featured on Musical America, the duo discusses their experience in music publishing.
Flutronix appeared live on Arise and Shine, an international weekend morning show aired on Arise TV. Hosted by Rain Pryor (daughter of renowned comedian Richard Pryor) and Priya Sridhar, the duo discussed the creation of Flutronix, what drew them to become flutists and their latest album, 2.0. Flutronix also performed their hit single Type Writer, live.