The Chicago Tribune has included Flutronix’s project “Black Being” as one of Chicago’s Top 10 moments in classical music, opera and jazz that defined 2021. Writer Hannah Edgar writes that “Black Being” was “the most stunning live performance I saw this year.” Read the entire article here.
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LunArt Festival – Live
Check out this appearance on LunArt Festival – Live!
Madison-based LunART Festival showcases works created by women: from past to present, from revered to forgotten, from rap to rhapsody. Here, I discuss Flutronix’s beginning years, current projects, and more!
Read: I Care If You Listen
The award-winning, multimedia hub “I Care If You Listen” has written a wonderful review of Ensemble Pi’s “Reparations Now” concert, where my pierrot ensemble piece “The Pattern,” premiered. Of my piece Jillian Degroot wrote:
“Much like the effect of this startling truth, the small ensemble immediately erupted into cacophony. The violin (Airi Yoshioka) and cello (Alexis Gerlach), followed closely by the flute (Loggins-Hull) and clarinet (Moran Katz), settled into anxious tremolos. Tones bled downward in pitch bends as conductor Raquel Klein sensitively cued soloistic laments from players throughout the ensemble. Moments of hope blossomed before returning once more to chaos—a potent metaphor for the systemic white supremacy enacted on Black Americans since 1619.“
Read the entire review here.
Listen: Trilloquy Podcast
I had a fantastic conversation with the great radio personality and “classical music agitator” Garrett McQueen on his podcast, Trilloquy. Joined by Idith Korman of Ensemble Pi, we talked about their upcoming concert “Reparations Now” and my new piece for the performance called, “The Pattern,” along with the meaning of reparations and the many patterns of white supremacy. The conversation was rich and illuminating, and I do hope you will all take a listen!
Listen to the Trilloquy podcast.
“Reparations Now” will stream live at 7pm EST on Thursday, October 29, 2020 on The Center at West Park’s website. The event is free and there is a $10 suggested donation.