Robert Dick

Biography

Born: January 4, 1950; NY  
The traditions of classical music are combined with the improvisation of and technical skills of jazz to create the imaginative music of New York-born and Switzerland-based flute player, Robert Dick. Describing himself as "a musician with twenty-first century skills and eighteenth century attitudes," Dick continues to pioneer a new role for the flute in modern music. Performing as a soloist, or in a duo that he shares with pianist Anthony DeMare, Read more Dick continues to take such a high energy approach to his instrument that he has been dubbed, "the Hendrix of the flute." "I play the flute," he said during a 2000 interview, "as a human-powered synthesizer."

A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Dick is one of only two Americans to have been awarded both the Composers Fellowship (twice) and a solo recital grant by N.E.A., as a composer of classical music. Equally distinguished as a jazz musician, he performs with a Europe-based group, the A.D.D. Trio, with electric guitarist Steve Arguelles and drummer Christy Doran, And a New York-based ambient band, King Chubby, featuring keyboardist/sampler Ed Bialek and percussionist Will Ryan. Dick has also performed with John Zorn, Steve Lacy and Ned Rothenberg and has collaborated on a performance piece with vocalist and performance artist, Rinde Eckert.

During the 2001-2002 season, Dick was commissioned to compose a sextet, "A New Prehistory," for the New York New Music Ensemble. The Boland-Dowdall Duo introduced his blues-tinged duet for flute and guitar, "Pounce of Now," during a series of special premier concerts. Read less
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  • 1.
    Sylvan Winds: Startling Stories
    Label: South   Catalog: 1060 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Lifchitz,  Robert Dick,  Cynthia Folio
    Performer:  Zohar Schondorf,  Thomas Sefcovic,  Alexandra Knoll,  Amy Zoloto  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
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    Looking Back: Schwantner, Carter, Persichetti, Barber, Martino / Garrison, Mauchley
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1329 Release Date: 01/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Schwantner,  Elliott Carter,  Donald Martino,  Vincent Persichetti  ... 
    Performer:  Leonard Garrison,  Jay Mauchley
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    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 400 Release Date: 02/01/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Otto Luening,  Chester Biscardi,  Eugene Lee,  Robert Dick
    Performer:  Harvey Sollberger,  Robert Dick,  Keith Underwood,  Robert Weirich  ... 
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    The NYFA Collection - 25 Years Of New York New Music
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 233 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Raphael Mostel,  George Tsontakis,  Randall Woolf,  Jay Anthony Gach  ... 
    Performer:  Joanne Lin,  Orlando Wells,  Esther Noh,  Jennifer Choi
    Conductor:  Ivan Meylemans,  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Concert: Nova,  Montage Music Society  ... 
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    Lipstick - Veldhius, Hayden, Higdon, Sollberger, Etc / Kemler, Campbell
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2923 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacob Ter Veldhuis,  Paul Hayden,  Robert Dick,  Jennifer Higdon  ... 
    Performer:  Katherine Kemler,  Jacob Ter Veldhuis,  Griffin Campbell,  Robert Dick
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    Red Cedar Collection - American Music For Flute & Guitar
    Label: Fleur De Son   Catalog: FDS57960 Release Date: 02/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Katherine Hoover,  Jerry Michael Owen,  Jonathan Chenette,  Gary Schocker  ... 
    Performer:  Jan Boland,  John Dowdall
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    Eyewitness - Flute Force, Meridian String Quartet, Et Al
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 556 Release Date: 11/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Elizabeth Brown,  Eric Stokes,  Gary Schocker,  Robert Dick  ... 
    Performer:  Gretchen Pusch,  Wendy Stern,  Sheryl Henze,  Rie Schmidt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flute Force,  Meridian String Quartet
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    Conspirare - Chamber Music For Solo Flute / Patti Monson
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 867 Release Date: 10/24/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Martin Bresnick,  Jennifer Higdon,  Kaija Saariaho,  Harold Meltzer  ... 
    Performer:  Patti Monson
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