A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Dick is one of only two Americans to have been awarded both the Composers Fellowship (twice) and a solo recital grant by N.E.A., as a composer of classical music. Equally distinguished as a jazz musician, he performs with a Europe-based group, the A.D.D. Trio, with electric guitarist Steve Arguelles and drummer Christy Doran, And a New York-based ambient band, King Chubby, featuring keyboardist/sampler Ed Bialek and percussionist Will Ryan. Dick has also performed with John Zorn, Steve Lacy and Ned Rothenberg and has collaborated on a performance piece with vocalist and performance artist, Rinde Eckert.
During the 2001 -- 2002 season, Dick was commissioned to compose a sextet, A New Prehistory, for the New York New Music Ensemble. The Boland-Dowdall Duo introduced his blues-tinged duet for flute and guitar, Pounce Of Now, during a series of special premier concerts. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi