Female Duo Flutronix blend Classical flute with Hip Hop, Pop on 2nd Album

By on February 5, 2013


Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull are Flutronix, a critically acclaimed pair of fresh and eclectic flutists who are paving the way from their classical roots to the future of music. Their original compositions, described by TimeOut Chicago as “impressive timbral coordination of acoustic flute with the inherent polish of synthetic sounds,” navigate daring forms of popular, experimental, and contemporary classical music while implementing electronics and digital effects.  They perform live in their hometown of New York on a regular basis. Their work as performers, producers and composers has led to diverse collaborations with renowned artists and ensembles including electronic music sensation Dan Deacon, legendary hip-hop producer Ski Beatz, the International Contemporary Ensemble and more. They are currently recording their sophomore album.

Flutronix has performed at leading new music venues and events including the National Flute Association’s annual convention, WNYC’s Greenespace, Galapagos Art Space and Issue Project Room, and they produce Flutronix and Friends, a collaborative new music series. The duo is regularly sought after as clinicians and educators and has presented and lectured for the University of Madison-Wisconsin, the New York Flute Club, the Atlanta Flute Club, the Oklahoma Flute Society and other institutions across the country.  Their self-titled debut album, released in October 2010 on the duo’s label, has been broadcast on WNYC, WQXR, Q2 and other stations nationally. Additionally, Flutronix publishes their original works and hosts Real Flutists, an online web series sponsored by The Flute Center of New York. Both Joachim and Loggins-Hull are active in the music community beyond their work with Flutronix.


Ms. Joachim has commissioned, performed and recorded with some of today’s most exciting artists of varying genres including the NOW Ensemble, Argento and Miguel Zenon, and appears on Zenon’s Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook (released in 2011 by Marsalis Music), which received a Grammy nomination for best large jazz ensemble recording.  She is also a pricipal member of the SYZYGY New Music Collective. As an educator, she maintains an active private teaching studio, has taught at the Third Street Music Settlement, and has been presented as a lecturer and panelist by The Juilliard School.Ms. Joachim holds a bachelor’s degree in flute music performance from The Juilliard School where she studied under the direction of Carol Wincenc. She received a master’s degree in media and sound studies from The New School where her focus was audio production and sound design.


Ms. Loggins-Hull has performed at renowned concert stages including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Town Hall, CAMI Hall and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. She has collaborated with distinguished soloists including bassist Edgar Meyer, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violist Jesse Levine, violinist Daniel Philips and ensembles including Opera Noire, the Martina Arroyo Foundation Orchestra and the Iktus Percussion Quartet. Allison earned a MA in composition at New York University where she studied with Joan la Barbara. She earned her BM in music performance at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Tara Helen O’Connor. Her earliest teachers were Melissa Sweet and Mary Barto.


While they enjoy their lives as individual flutists, WNYC’s Soundcheck put it best when they said, “Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull are both accomplished players of the instrument in their own right, but together as Flutronix the duo conjure something special.”




Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.