Allison Loggins-Hull & Nathalie Joachim
Score and Part(s)Performing Ensemble
: Flute EnsembleInstrumentation
: Flute I, Flute II, Flute III, Flute IV, Alto FluteItem Number:
Urban art pop flute duo Flutronix are cultural trend-setters "…redefining the flute and modernizing its sound by hauling it squarely into the world of popular music" (MTV Iggy).
Written for a quintet of four flutes and alto flute, Flock was inspired by minimalist composer Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint, a tour de force for multiple flutes. The flutes in Flock represent the flight pattern of a flurry of birds, which move in and out of chaos, harmony and tight togetherness through use of polyrhythms and accents. The multiple flute lines create an energetic atmosphere that utilizes both classical and pop musical idioms.