Lizzo’s flute playing headlines new technology

Lizzo’s flute playing headlines new technology


norman lebrecht

January 11, 2020

The prodigious pop star has put her flute at the service of a massive Dolby Atmos campaign.



  • Bone says:

    Well, that was certainly something.

  • CYM says:

    « Art explains,
    Entertainment exploits »

    – Ernst Bacon

  • Anon says:

    God help us.

  • Phillip Ayling says:

    It’s hard to decide which is more ‘processed’ the audio or the video…though perhaps it will start a trend with young students thinking they need to play the flute backwards.

  • Anon says:

    Don’t mean to hate but………how is it healthy to be that fat?

    • Robert Holmén says:

      I recall Louis Anderson once explaining why he did self-deprecating jokes about being fat.

      “Because if I don’t, they’re all whispering, ‘Does he know he’s that fat?'” as if they were somehow uniquely aware of his weight, instead of listening to his performance.

      You already knew it wasn’t healthy to be that fat, and playing the flute and singing is not an assertion that it is, which is why it’s hard to regard your question as a sincere one.

    • Hans-Dieter Glaubke says:

      A judicious vibrato is recommended.

    • Cyril says:

      Why in the world do people think it’s necessary or any of their business to comment on another human’s appearance, weight, size, etc.?

      No one here is commenting on your size, weight, or appearance.

    • Willym says:

      What did you mean (?) to do?

  • Jon Eiche says:

    Here’s someone in the spotlight who is promoting making music with passion—and yet the supposed music lovers on SD insist on making snide comments.

  • Robert Holmén says:

    I’m afraid i learned more about Lizzo than Atmos with that promo.

    What is Atmos.

  • Eric says:


  • Unsurprised says:

    I don’t understand why classical music fans always snub Lizzo so much. Surely we want more orchestral instruments being used in mainstream pop? The best way to get more people, especially people of colour, to take up an instrument is to utilise it in music relevant to them. People want role models and Lizzo provides that. As for her weight…would you say the same about Pavarotti? Or is it because she’s a woman?

  • Thick Skin Benny 2020 says:

    Why are people so sensitive these days,Heck I got a Bighead plus Im bald-headed,nobody’s going to laugh at me without myself laughing first. LOL

  • Zauberflute says:

    Sad but inevitable that a few desiccated snobs on this site have taken petty pleasure in mocking a young singer/flutist who is utlising her talents in order to challenge and change the perceptions of society.
    Zauber (flutist/soprano, lover of everything and anything from Bach to Sciarrino and beyond)

  • Janice E. says:

    More American swill. Hustlers and hucksters.