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Robert Dick and James Ilgenfritz discuss Dick’s early development as an innovative performer on the flute, the development of The Other Flute, his revolutionary book on new flute techniques, his Glissando Headjoint and the artistic influence of Jimi Hendrix. Robert Dick’s inimitable vocabulary of extended flute techniques can be found in short musical excerpts, both solo and duo with host James Ilgenfritz.

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Robert Dick lives in New York City and is on the faculty of New York University. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.M. in composition from the Yale School of Music. As one of the flute world’s most respected masterclass teachers, Robert Dick has been in residence in literally hundreds of universities, colleges and conservatories throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a composer in the classical world, Robert Dick is one of only two Americans ever to be awarded both Composers Fellowships (twice) and a Solo Recitalist Grant by the N.E.A. His discography reveals a musician of major creative scope, with original solo and chamber works and collaborations with fellow creative musicians in such groups as the Ambient/Overdrive band King Chubby. Other CDs feature music by Telemann and Jimi Hendrix. As an improvisor, Dick has performed and recorded with New Winds, Tambastics, Oscura Luminosa, the Soldier String Quartet, the A.D.D. Trio, Paul Giger and Satoshi Takeishi, Jaron Lanier, Randy Raine-Reush and Barry Guy, Mari Kimura, Steve Gorn and many more of Europe and America’s finest improvisers.
Ten Thousand Hours 1: Robert Dick

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