New Classical Featured Artist – 01/30/23 – 02/12/23
In this week’s playlist, we feature the music of GRAMMY-nominated performer and composer, Nathalie Joachim! She is a Brooklyn-born Haitian American artist who is hailed for being “a fresh and invigorating cross-cultural voice” (The Nation) and who engages her creative practice to advocate for music, social change, and cultural awareness. Ms. Joachim is co-founder of the critically acclaimed duo Flutronix and has performed and recorded with an impressive range of today’s most exciting artists and ensembles. Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti, an evening-length work for flute, voice, string quartet and electronics that celebrates and explores her personal Haitian heritage, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best World Music Album. The highly anticipated release of her sophomore album, Ki moun ou ye – an intimate examination of ancestral connection and self – is slated for release in 2024.
As an active educator, Ms. Joachim is devoted to supporting creative pedagogy with intention. She is Assistant Professor of Composition at Princeton University, and has held faculty positions at The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Perlman Music Program and the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. She has also served as a mentor for The Juilliard School’s BluePrint Fellowship with National Sawdust, Luna Composition Lab, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. We’ll hear music composed and performed by Nathalie Joachim throughout this playlist and much more. Connect with Classical Music Indy’s New Classical channel as we celebrate the start of Black History Month.
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