Robert Dick’s big bad flute

Flutists drawn to the instrument's floating high pitch also want to get down, according to Robert Dick, world master of the contrabass flute and extended flute techniques. He demonstrated this truism Monday at Dixon Place (NYC) with an improv titled "Fumarole," after the undersea vents for volcanic gasses that support unique ecosystems and lifeforms. It sounded like little else I've ever heard. … [Read more...]