Flutronix Live @ Carolina Performing Arts
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Flutronix is Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, two blazing young flutists who are “redefining the flute and modernizing its sound by hauling it squarely into the world of popular music.” (MTV Iggy) The duo will present an evening of their signature urban art pop sound, featuring original works for flute, voice, electronics and live drums, best described as “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.” (The Wall Street Journal).

The program will also feature a preview of Discourse, Flutronix’s latest evening-length performance project being developed in residence at UNC Chapel Hill, which uses artistic initiative as an impetus to engage communities in conversation with one another and ignite social change. Flutronix will be joined by acclaimed drummer and Queens, NY native Joe Blaxx, known for his work with iconic artists including Stevie Wonder, R&B sensation Bilal, legendary hip-hop producer Ski Beatz, and jazz trumpeter Maurice Brown.

This performance is a Carolina Performing Arts commission.

The Kennedy Center’s Direct Current Series presents Forward Music Project @ Dupont Underground
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Kennedy Center will present cellist Amanda Gookin performing her female program Forward Music Project, including Nathalie Joachim’s Dam Mwen Yo for solo cello and field recordings in collaboration with video artist, Katy Tucker. This performance is part of DIRECT CURRENT and National Sawdust Projects.

The Wallis presents Forward Music Project @ Lovelace Studio Theater
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The startlingly visceral cellist Amanda Gookin performs stylistically contrasting commissions by seven female composers that explore a range of issues facing women today, from the LGBTQ+ to reproductive rights, sexual violence and empowerment.”

Program includes Nathalie Joachim’s Dam Mwen Yo for cello and field recordings. Additional composers include Angélica Negrón, Leila Adu, Jessica Meyer, Allison Loggins-Hull, Amanda Feery, Morgan Krauss

FarBar presented by the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry @ Virtual Event on Zoom
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to our second FarBar program, a live conversation about storytelling with three acclaimed practitioners. Widely known as a Grammy-nominated flutist, composer, and vocalist, Nathalie Joachim brings voices and personal stories to vibrant life in her recent immersive musical performance “Discourse,” in Chapel Hill, NC. Emily Lansana is a 20-year veteran of professional storytelling, one half of the nationally touring duo In The Spirit, and a longtime member of ASE, the Chicago Association of Black Storytellers. Jacqueline Stewart is the founder and director of the South Side Home Movie Project, as well as a UChicago professor of Cinema & Media Studies and director of Arts + Public Life. Each guest will share her storytelling practice, followed by a discussion exploring their intersections and differences and considering implications for collaboration. Viewers will be invited to pose questions and join the conversation.

Flutronix on The Spark with Tift Merritt @ Virtual Event Hosted by Carolina Performing Arts
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the fourth episode of The Spark with Tift Merritt, featuring Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull of Flutronix. In this livestreamed series, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and UNC alumna Tift Merritt returns to Carolina Performing Arts to take us behind the scenes in artist-to-artist video interviews that delve deep into the creative process.  On December 17, Tift will sit down with Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull of Flutronix, ingenious composers, musicians, and vocalists whose original works for flute, voice, electronics, and live drums feature their signature art pop sound.