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Spotlight Series

Loggins-Hull - Homeland

Tune in for musical insights, conversations with artists, reaction videos, and other intriguing perspectives on great chamber music with PCMF's new Spotlight Series!

 

Spotlight Series Ep. 5 | In August of 2020, flutist Alex Sopp recorded Allison Loggins-Hull's Homeland for the Portland Chamber Music Festival. The performance aired online as part of "Songs & Stories," the third program of PCMF's 27th summer season. In addition to the performance video, this episode of our Spotlight Series features an exclusive conversation between Allison and Alex (hosted by PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon).

Loggins-Hull Homeland for Solo Flute

Conversation with Allison & Alex

Meet the Artists

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Allison Loggins-Hull

composer

Allison Loggins-Hull is a flutist, composer and producer with an active career performing and creating music of multiple genres. In 2009 she and Nathalie Joachim co-founded the critically acclaimed duo Flutronix, which was praised by The Wall Street Journal for being able “to redefine the instrument.” Allison has been commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carolina Performing Arts, Alarm Will Sound and The Library of Congress. She was a co-producer of Nathalie Joachim’s celebrated album “Fanm d’Ayiti,” which was nominated for a 2020 GRAMMY for Best World Music Album. 

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Alex Sopp

flute

Alex Sopp, flutist of yMusic, The Knights, and NOW Ensemble, has been praised by the New York Times for her “exquisite” and “beautifully nuanced” playing. Comfortable in many genres, Alex has commissioned, premiered, toured, and recorded with some of the most exciting composers and songwriters of our time, including Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Philip Glass, Bruce Hornsby, St. Vincent, and The National. A sought-after soloist, Alex made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony, and has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic. In addition, she plays frequently as a guest with the International Comtemporary Ensemble (ICE), and has made regular appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.