Robert Dick Residency at the Stone Previewed

Source: New York’s Stone.

Robert Dick’s residency at The Stone this March is a powerful representation of his extensive creative versatility. Running from March 21st through 26th, this will be the first time that an array of his projects will be presented in New York. Ranging from completely improvised (We Are the Walrus, a duo with baritone Thomas Buckner; Dissonant Geranium, a trio with Miya Masaoka, koto and Ken Filiano, bass; Raise the River, a duo with drummer Tiffany Chang; Our Cells Know, contrabass flute solo), to a project based on Robert Dick’s works that embrace improvisation within a strong compositional framework (The Time Between Us, a quartet with Stephanie Griffin, viola; Ned Rothenberg, alto sax, bass clarinet and shakuhachi; Satoshi Takeishi, drums), to efforts based on collaboration (Bermuda Rectangle, a quartet with singer/spoken word artist Vince Bell, voice and guitar; David Mansfield, guitars; Ratzo B. Harris, bass). These performances all come together to put Robert’s expressive range front and center.

With deep roots in free improvisation, new jazz and classical music old and new, Robert has established himself as an artist who has redefined the flute. He has utterly dispensed with preconceptions about what a flutist should sound like and what a flutist should play.

Overview for Robert Dick’s Residency at The Stone:

Tuesday, March 21 8:30pm – We Are The Walrus –
Thomas Buckner, baritone & Robert Dick, flutes
Two long-time collaborators who always surprise each other and themselves!

Wednesday, March 22 8:30pm – Dissonant Geranium –
Miya Masaoka, koto; Ken Filiano, bass & Robert Dick, flutes
Robert has played many times with Miya in duo and with Ken in a wide range of ensembles.
This is the first outing for this intensively colorful trio.

Thursday, March 23 8:30pm – Raise The River – Flutes & Drums –
Tiffany Chang, drums & Robert Dick, flutes
Primal music from the next dimension

Friday, March 24 8:30pm – The Time Between Us –
Stephanie Griffin, viola; Ned Rothenberg, alto sax, bass clarinet and shakuhachi; Satoshi Takeishi, drums; Robert Dick, flutes
Improvisations and compositions by Robert Dick

Saturday, March 25 8:30pm – Bermuda Rectangle –
Vince Bell, spoken word and song; David Mansfield, guitars of all types; Ratzo B. Harris, bass; Robert Dick, flutes and voice
Texas Blues deconstructed – and reconstructed!

Sunday, March 26 8:30pm – Our Cells Know release show – Robert Dick, contrabass flute solo
Celebrating the release of Robert’s solo contrabass flute CD on Tzadik! Music that’s truly unique.