Photo by Sarah Elizabeth Larson from the 2021 World Premiere Performance at The Arts Club of Chicago

Black Being, the latest co-composed work of acclaimed duo Flutronix (Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull), explores the black female experience in an evening-length music performance. In this immersive electro-acoustic presentation for Flutronix and chamber orchestra, the duo sets newly commissioned text by North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green, “… a poet whose work exemplifies how poetry can spark conversation and can help us learn about one another’s lives and unique experiences, which promotes greater understanding.”  Through themes of strength, sacrifice, beauty, fear, and survival, Black Being gives voice to the complexities of black womanhood, and provides a musical lens into black female cultural realities and conditions.

Black Being was co-commissioned and premiered by The Arts Club of Chicago and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.