Who's to say electro music and flute can't combine?
Flautists Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, the duo behind Flutronix, will be performing original tracks from their album of electronic flute music on Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. in Moeser auditorium. Staff writer A.J. O'Leary spoke with the duo about their background and musical influences.
The Daily Tar Heel: First off, could you tell me how you decided to form Flutronix?
Allison Loggins-Hull: I love telling this story, because it’s kind of funny how we met. A few years ago, back in the day when MySpace was popping — I don’t know if your generation is familiar with that social media platform — but MySpace was popping and artist page was a great way for musicians to get their music out there. And her and I both had MySpace pages, and we were both playing our flutes and experimenting with using electronics and technology, and somehow Nathalie had stumbled across my work, and she reached out to me.
She was like, 'Hey girl, I play flute too, and I’m doing this similar stuff, we should get together,' and we saw that we had mutual friends in common and were in the same city, so I was like, 'Yeah, okay, come on by my house,' and she did. And so we found out that we actually lived in the same neighborhood which was really crazy and serendipitous. So she walked on over, and we really just talked, got to know each other better, we talked about our experiences as young flute players just trying to make it in music and figuring that out. And we realized we’re very like-minded with musical taste, and kind of everything really. And really that day we just decided to start working together and keep working using electronics. That day, Flutronix was born, and the rest is history.