New Music Box recently wrote an article about me and my upcoming commission for the Raleigh Civic Orchestra, funded by the New Music USA grant. I’m very excited for this project, as it is my first time writing for an orchestra! This piece explores the concept of the inter-generational transmission of trauma (i.e slavery, the holocaust, etc.), and will be a part of a larger program that explores similar experiences and histories, and demonstrates the power of music to respond and create collectivity in the face of adversity.
The Momentary just announced that Flutronix will be featured as one of the Artists-in-Residence for their spring program! The Momentary is a brand new multi-disciplinary arts space, created by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. As a part of Flutronix’s residency, they will partner with local organizations for their project, Discourse, to create work that is unique to the Bentonville community. Director of the Momentary, Lieven Bertels says that “One of the goals of the Momentary is to bring multiple contemporary art spaces together for cultivation of new ideas based on current topics.”
>Watch Flutronix Featured on Good Day NWA
In 2017, both Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull were commissioned to write pieces for Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project. These pieces will be performed again in a second iteration of the project, presented by National Sawdust, as a part of the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT CURRENT Festival, which is a two-week celebration of contemporary culture. Forward Music Project is an exploration of women’s experiences; highlighting LGBTQ+ issues, reproductive rights, and human trafficking. Forward Music Project 2.0 will premiere at Dupont Underground, March 29th at 9:00pm.
Flutronix had a great time chatting with Caity Massoud at the Flute Center of New York for the Flute Unscripted Podcast. They recalled how they first met, and their fond respective memories as faculty at the Juilliard Music Advancement Program. They also discussed Flutronix’s most current project Discourse. As a part of their residency at University of North Carolina, Discourse is a social change initiative aiming to engage communities to create conversation around personal experience. Nathalie says that the project is “about tying people together” and “once you hear someone’s story it makes you see them in a different way.” To which Allison responds that “once you see the human experience behind what someone is talking about, you can actually start to see each other’s point of view.”
Very excited about this recent feature in I Care If You Listen, 5 Questions to Allison Loggins-Hull. I discuss my new project Love Always, supported by Alarm Will Sound’s newly founded Matt Mark’s Impact Fund: A song cycle, where each song is inspired by a letter written from an adult to a young person they care about. I discuss the origins of this project, inspired after reading Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ “Between the World and Me,” and it’s parallel to conversations I had to have with my son in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting. We also discussed my other projects, Diametrically Composed and Flutronix’s Carolina Performing Arts recent commission, Discourse.