You’ve heard that two heads are better than one, but what about two head-joints? Classical music duos come in all shapes and sizes, and that includes this dynamic duo from the flute world. Hi there – I’m Garrett McQueen and on this edition of Noteworthy I’d like to shine a light on Flutronix.
The musicians who make up Flutronix are Allison Loggins Hull and Nathalie Joachim – two highly distinguished musicians and composers who came together in 2007 to form one of the classical world’s most unique small ensembles. It’s not just the use of flutes that make Flutronix a unique ensemble. Both Allison and Nathalie utilize modern technologies like loop pedals and live recorders to fuse their sounds with each other in a way that creates spell bounding, even danceable music. This tune is a great example of how the two stack their sounds on top of each other, digitally – a work that they even titled, stacked. In addition to working as direct collaborators, the members of Flutronix also support each others’ individual projects, including Nathalie’s Grammy-nominated electro-acoustic creations, and Allison’s continued work as an orchestral composer. They’re two women who are blazing a trail as both individuals and as the duo, Flutronix, making them two of today’s most noteworthy musical creators.
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