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.”
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!
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.
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.
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
Every few years, Flutronix will get an invitation from our good friend Jun Oshima to work with his students. Jun is an amazing filmmaker and videographer in his own right (he actually shot and directed our awesome Sweet Dreams music video), and he’s also a professor at The New School. Fun fact: Jun and Nathalie were actually classmates at The New School!
Anyhow, Jun usually assigns his video production students to create promotional videos for a featured artist, and some really wonderful work usually comes out of it (exhibit A: our EPK video, and our Candy Candy cover video). We recently realized that we had yet to share to any of the great videos that were shot when we were the featured artists for last school year’s end of semester project. So, without further ado, here are two of our favorites by John Duff and Ruchika Lodha. Enjoy!
Flutronix: Beginnings and Infuences
Flutronix: Responding to the times