ROBERT DICK – ULRIKE LENTZ

Robert Dick: Flöten • Ulrike Lentz: Flöten

 

Die Zusammenarbeit von Robert Dick und Ulrike Lentz begann mit Ursel Schlicht´s „Symposium für aktuelle Musik” in Kassel 2004. In den letzten 3 Jahren wurde die Zusammenarbeit intensiviert und aktuell (März 2018) die CD „ARE THERE?” bei Mulatta Records New York veröffentlicht.

 

Einvernehmende und verblüffende Flötentöne machen die Musik dieses Duos zu einem außergewöhnlichen Hörerlebnis. Bass-, Alt- und Piccoloquerflöten sowie Glissandokopfstücke garantieren ein breites Klangregister. Mit Mehrfachklängen, Whisteltones, percussiven Elementen und lyrischem Spiel schaffen Robert Dick und Ulrike Lentz spezielle Klangwelten, die auf besondere Weise faszinieren.

Ulrike Lentz gilt als Virtuosin für erweiterte, zeitgenössische Spieltechniken und Freie Improvisation auf der Querflöte.

Robert Dick wurde 2014 von der von der National Flute Association in Chicago mit dem „Lifetime Achievement Award“ für sein flötistisches Lebenswerk ausgezeichnet.

 

DOWNTOWN Music GALLERY New York, 11.5.2018:

ROBERT DICK / ULRIKE LENTZ - Are There? (Mulatta 0037; USA) Featuring Robert Dick on piccolo, alto & bass flutes & flute with Glissando Headjoint and Ulrike Lentz on piccolo, flutes & flute-tubes. Downtown flute virtuoso, Robert Dick, has played in many duos: Mari Kimura (violin), Ursel Schlicht (piano), Tiffany Chang (drums) and Nicola Hein (electric guitar). I hadn’t heard of Ms. Ulrike Lentz before Mr. Dick left us with this disc but it turns out that she has been around and worked with many great musicians: Matthias Schubert, Xu Fengxia, Hans Tammen & many others. It turns out that she is also a flute virtuoso. Listening to this disc, I was struck by the diversity of sounds created by two flutists. Both Mr. Dick and Ms. Lentz switch between a half dozen different flutes, hence their sounds are always changing, their explorations restless. The Glissando Headjoint flute was designed by Robert Dick and allows the flutist to bend notes in a unique way. Both flutists here selectively use this unique flute to produce odd bends and shifts in their notes. The outcome is much diverse and dynamic than many would imagine. Vocals sounds played through the flute, percussive and wind sounds are only a few f the techniques explored here there is so much more to marvel at. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG 

 

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(HNA - Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine, 2016, Wolfgang Wollek)

 

Release 2018:

ARE THERE? 

Mulatta Records New York

 


The collaboration of Robert Dick and Ulrike Lentz began with Ursel Schlicht's „Symposium for Contemporary Music“ in Kassel 2004. Over the past 3 years, the collaboration has been intensified. A first publication is currently underway:  „ARE THERE?”

 

Convincing and startling flute tones make the music of this duo an extraordinary listening experience. 

Bass-, alt- and piccolo-flutes as well as glissando headjoint guarantee a wide sound register. Robert Dick and Ulrike Lentz create special sound worlds, which fascinate in a special way, with multiple melodies, whistelts, percusaaaasive elements and lyrical play. 

Ulrike Lentz is considered a virtuoso for advanced, contemporary playing techniques and Free Improvisation on flute. 

Robert Dick was awarded for his flutistical work in 2014 by the National Flute Association in Chicago with the „Lifetime Achievement Award”. 

 

DOWNTOWN Music GALLERY New York, 11.5.2018:

ROBERT DICK / ULRIKE LENTZ - Are There? (Mulatta 0037; USA) Featuring Robert Dick on piccolo, alto & bass flutes & flute with Glissando Headjoint and Ulrike Lentz on piccolo, flutes & flute-tubes. Downtown flute virtuoso, Robert Dick, has played in many duos: Mari Kimura (violin), Ursel Schlicht (piano), Tiffany Chang (drums) and Nicola Hein (electric guitar). I hadn’t heard of Ms. Ulrike Lentz before Mr. Dick left us with this disc but it turns out that she has been around and worked with many great musicians: Matthias Schubert, Xu Fengxia, Hans Tammen & many others. It turns out that she is also a flute virtuoso. Listening to this disc, I was struck by the diversity of sounds created by two flutists. Both Mr. Dick and Ms. Lentz switch between a half dozen different flutes, hence their sounds are always changing, their explorations restless. The Glissando Headjoint flute was designed by Robert Dick and allows the flutist to bend notes in a unique way. Both flutists here selectively use this unique flute to produce odd bends and shifts in their notes. The outcome is much diverse and dynamic than many would imagine. Vocals sounds played through the flute, percussive and wind sounds are only a few f the techniques explored here there is so much more to marvel at. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG 

 

Release:

ARE THERE? 

Mulatta Records New York