What is the Resonance Flute Consort? To say we are a flute choir only scratches the surface of who we are. To say we play music written for flute choir is kind of the idea, but again, not quite the whole of our intention.
We share a kindred spirit with other flute groups, yet we sit firmly outside the traditional box for flute choir. What makes us the same is that the Resonance Flute Consort is an ensemble of flutists – some of the most talented flutists in Los Angeles – who are committed to playing the best possible music and sharing that music with as many as we can.
What makes us different, however, is our choice of that music. We choose music that is not in the traditional flute choir repertoire or classical mainstream. Though we all cut our teeth on the classical masters and have studied with many a well-respected flute teacher, we believe there is other music in the world that is equal to the joy of a Mozart concerto or a Bach sonata – and that’s the music we want to play.
We strive to emancipate the flute from the potentially restrictive classical world and let it explore the unexpected playgrounds of pop, jazz, film, and television music. This is the music one wouldn’t normally associate with a flute ensemble, and in performing it, we hope to bring a new perspective to what flutists, and flute music, is expected to be.
We didn’t set out to change the flute choir. Nor did we set out to alter the lexicon of standard flute choir repertoire. Neither did we set out to reinvent anything or make some grand statement. We simply came together to play the best possible music with the finest musicians – all of whom just happen to be flutists. In so doing, we found that we do offer something exceptional and unique to the musical community.
One of the many definitions of resonance is “a relationship of mutual understanding, or trust and agreement between people” – or as in our case, between music and the listener. Therefore, to resonate is to evoke a feeling or a shared emotion or belief. We hope your experience of the Resonance Flute Consort resonates as deeply with you as it does with us.