The Galilean Moons -Robert Dick/Ursel Schlicht

“The Galilean Moons” is a four-movement suite that finds inspiration from the four moons of Jupiter – lo, Europa, Callisto and Ganymede. The musical contrasts of each movement create stunning imagery intended to mirror the physical contrasts of the four moons. It is the centerpiece of this 10-track collection of improvised music from Robert Dick (flutes) and Ursel Schlicht (piano). Sparse thematic material, percussive assertiveness and thick harmonic collisions make for an intriguing listen. The duo displays an intuitiveness that allows them to reach beyond mere free form conversations to achieve convincing collaborative statements. Highlights include “Europa,” full of metallic harshness, and the floating enchantment heard on “A Lingering Scent of Eden.”

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