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For the last several decades I have been focusing on contemporary music practices such as extended techniques, improvisation and electronics. Currently, I am flutist of the Cologne-based Ensemble Musikfabrik.

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For composers, a handy PDF about composing for flute:

For flutists, a handout explaining some basic extended techniques:

Exercises on harmonics:

Diminished scale exercise:

Collection of intonation exercises:

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Recent Posts

More on Circular Breathing

On April 8th this year, I will be in Krakow giving a workshop on circular breathing and performing Robert Dick’s legendary Flames must not encircle sides. About seven years ago I made the tutorial video below, but have been considering a re-make of late. More for clarity, rather than content. And I have learned a few things along the way since then.

Just quickly, here are a few.

Some players feel more comfortable starting on the head-joint. I didn’t do this myself, but can understand why.

Another thing that helps is to embrace the bump that happens while expelling the air and re-taking the breath. Ride it, even. It is normal to experience it and will get better with time, if you persist. So many flutists give up when they hear the horrible gap for the first time.

Note to self: write a practice guide to Flames must not encircle sides. This piece is so cool!

Here is the circular breathing tutorial, if you haven’t seen it already:

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