Flutronix & Ryan Matthews
Friday, March 20
World Cafe Live: 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Original artists, original music. LiveConnections brings you unique collaborations and fresh sounds from some of the best artists today, in the intimate atmosphere of our partner venue World Cafe Live.
The Wall Street Journal hails New York-based flute duo Flutronix as “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.” For this LiveConnections concert, Flutronix will mix it up with Philadelphia artist Ryan Matthews, merging Flutronix’s unique flute sound with Matthews’ trombone-meets-electronica.
Catch the energy and innovation in the dynamic Upstairs Live venue at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, while enjoying dinner and drinks. Doors open at 6:30pm for dinner; the show starts at 7:30pm.
$18 general admission
$13 students with ID
(prices include service charges)
About the Artists
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). Their original urban art pop is 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). Their work as performers, producers and composers has moved them to collaborate with artists and ensembles from different realms and disciplines, including electronic music sensation Dan Deacon, legendary hip-hop producer Ski Beatz, the International Contemporary Ensemble and more.
Flutronix has performed at leading music venues and events, including the Virginia Arts Festival, WNYC’s Greenespace, the Brooklyn Museum and 92Y Tribeca, and produces Flutronix and Friends, a collaborative new music series. Flutronix has been featured in an internationally broadcast ESPN Super Bowl commercial, as well as television segments on Telemundo and The Daily Buzz. The duo is regularly sought after as clinicians and educators and has presented and lectured for The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, the University of Michigan, the New York Flute Club, the Atlanta Flute Club and other institutions across the country. Their latest album, “2.0,” was recently released on the duo’s label as well as by Village Again Records in Japan. Flutronix is proud to be Burkart flute artists. [Flutronix photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien.]
Ryan Matthews received his bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied with Nitzan Haroz. He has participated in the Spoleto Festival and Music Academy of the West and participated as finalist in the Frank Smith trombone competition as part of the International Trombone Festival. In 2009, he was a recitalist and faculty member of the Asia Trombone Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, and soon afterward, toured the U.S. with the Curtis on Tour ensemble. Ryan also has extensive orchestral experience, having performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Symphony in C, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Ryan has a great passion for teaching, and works as a teaching artist in the Philadelphia area for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Salvation Army and LiveConnections, among others, introducing classical music to kids from grades K-8. In addition, Ryan is an award-winning composer/prod ucer and is releasing his first full-length electronic music album with overseas label/distributor Phrench Records.