Flutist, composer and producer Allison Loggins-Hull is often described as someone whose work “defies classification.” She has collaborated with artists such as Hans Zimmer, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bang on a Can and Imani Winds. She also co-founded Flutronix, a boundary-breaking flute duo, in 2007 with fellow flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim.
Loggins-Hull was born in Chicago and began playing flute when her family moved to New York state when she was 10. She went to college in Westchester, New York, and then studied composition at New York University.
Her early works were experimental. Eventually, her music and performances developed into pieces and projects that reflected current events, responding to humanitarian, political and social justice themes. Motherhood, cultural identity and Blackness are also issues that she approaches in her music.
Loggins-Hull met Joachim when they were both living in Brooklyn and found they had a lot in common. Neither of them wanted to take a traditional academic or performing path in music as soloists or members of orchestras. The music of Flutronix is a broad mix, incorporating elements of classical, jazz, metropolitan hip-hop, electronica, and rhythm and blues.
Loggins-Hull has been commissioned to compose music for a wide range of organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Library of Congress. In 2021, she was named the Cleveland Orchestra’s Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellow, a three-year appointment. In addition to Cleveland Orchestra commissions, her work focuses on the stories and history of Cleveland, with chamber music performances and composition workshops with students.
She loves what she does, performing, composing and teaching.
“All three have made me a better listener, thinker, musician and collaborator in countless ways,” she says.
Host: Vernon Neal
Producer: Dan Nass
Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship
Executive Producer: Julie Amacher
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