Flautist and composer Kenzie Slottow delights in creating daring sonic textures with the flute, using extended techniques, beatboxing, and electronic effects. In October 2015 she released her first EP set of original music for flute, beatbox, and electronics, titled Hold It Up To The Sun. Kenzie is an avid proponent of contemporary, electroacoustic, and beatbox music for the flute, which she has performed at conferences throughout the United States (SEAMUS Conference, National Flute Association Convention, LaTex, Root Signals Festival). As an amateur ballerina and dance lover, she also enjoys collaborating and combining movement with music. Her most recent collaboration with composer Kay He is a multimedia piece entitled On The Pivot of an Abandoned Carousel, in which the flautist appears in costume and interacts with black and white projections through dance to enhance the narrative of memory vs. reality. She is constantly on the lookout for new collaborators. Playing in pubs with her Irish band in college fueled her love for cross-genre projects; Kenzie dabbles in Irish and bansuri flute as well, and can occasionally be found improvising to blues or classic rock at open mics. As an orchestral flautist she has played under the baton of renowned conductors such as Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falleta, and Larry Rachleff, and her primary teachers are Amy Porter (University of Michigan) and Marianne Gedigian (University of Texas at Austin). At her core, Kenzie is a collaborator and a traveler; she loves languages, sharing and learning about different cultures, and nature, and she is thrilled to be a part of this fantastically multicultural ensemble. For more information, see www.kenzieslotto.com.