Music wellness coaches, concert performers, and aspiring trapeze artists, the Flying Flutistas hav established themselves as cutting edge pedagogues and performers. The Flying Flutistas aerial experience inspires their mission to promote healthy music-making, and to encourage audiences to step beyond their comfort zone by forging together an unlikely, but welcome combination of classical and electronica music.
The Flying Flutistas’ commitment to musician wellness stems from their vast experience with Body Mapping. Lynne Krayer-Luke & Vanessa Breault Mulvey, are both licensed Andover Educators with more than 20 years combined in successfully coaching musicians with Body Mapping. Flying Flutistas show how the quality of body movement affects quality of sound, assisting musicians in melting away pain and discomfort and overcoming fears to reveal their true playing potential. The duo has coached musicians at New England Conservatory, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Longy School of Music, Boston Flute Academy & Dana Hall School of Music among others. Diverse musicians, from bassoonists to vocalists, have been coached by this duo, and all are met by the same result: physical comfort, shocking improvements to technical and expressive capabilities, and greater confidence for performance.
With a spirit of whimsy and excellence, Flying Flutistas perform and create music that reaches beyond what audiences expect from two classically-trained flutists. The duo has collaborated with composer and electronic musician, Drew Bisset (aka d. Surge) to reimagine classical works that audiences know and love. Flying Flutistas member Lynne Krayer-Luke has also contributed her own remix of a flute classic with house music to continue expanding the duos’ repertoire, bringing new sounds and high levels of energy to a traditional duo.
Flying Flutistas have expanded the flute duo repertoire further by premiering and commissioning new music from composers, John Howell Morrison and Christopher Breault. The premiere of Sacred Spaces/Sacred Objects: Five Remembrances of ‘The Cloisters’ by Christopher Breault, given in May of 2014, effectively utilizes extended techniques on the flute, including a cow ‘moo’! In their upcoming season, Flying Flutistas will premiere Beyond There and Back by John Howell Morrison; a work that “utilizes principles from the physics of flying trapeze, and extends those principles beyond the possible and into the realm of fantasy.”
After numerous fan requests to create a recording, Flying Flutistas are preparing to launch a Kickstarter campaign to complete their first recording. Sign up for our newsletter (on the right) to be notified at the launch of this exciting project.
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