Flutronix was on the radio! During an awesome week down in Chapel Hill, NC, where we’ll be in residence at the University of North Carolina for the next two years, we had a bit of time to share our story with the public. For those of you who don’t know, we’ve been commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts to develop our latest project,  Discourse: a new site-specific evening-length performance piece aiming to unify and empower communities through conversation by showcasing the value of their narratives. Before our performance to kick off the residency, we got a chance to talk about our history and also our future on WUNC radio. Take a listen to learn more about how we met and what we’re up to these days!

> Listen to the WUNC interview

Very happy about this interview Nathalie, Flutronix’s other half, did in Indy Week. It’s a thorough profile of our latest project, Discourse, commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts, and highlights our commitment to using art as a way to connect with people and communities in order to process the challenging times we’re living in. “I really do feel that artists have a way of tapping into what is in people’s hearts and on their minds, and discovering ways for that to be processed,” says Joachim. “It is something people struggle with: how to process what we’re living while we’re living it.”

> Read the Indy Week article

I’m excited to announce that I am now on the faculty of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University where I am teaching private flute and coaching ensembles. I’m thrilled to join the current faculty, who are a group of amazing musicians and colleagues, and work with a strong group of talented students. Looking forward to an exciting new chapter!

Allison Loggins Hull flutist composerMother 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.

Here’s a clip from the article:

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.

Read the full article here.

Soprano Julia Bullock. Photo by Julieta Cervantes for the NY Times.

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