About

Birgitta Flick is a Berlin based improviser and composer. Educated as saxophonist at Jazz-Institut Berlin (UdK/HfM “Hanns Eisler”) and in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, she works internationally as a freelance musician with her own groups based in Berlin, Stockholm and New York City and collaborations as a composer with ensembles such as LUX:NM (DE) or choirs such as Musa Horti (BE) or the youth choir of Berlin’s Staatsoper (DE). Her artistic work is documented through an extensive discography, a choir edition by Gehrmans förlag in the series #swedishchoralmusic and has been supported by e.g. the Berlin senate, German Musikfonds, JazzBaltica Förderpreis and the Goethe institute. She is interested in interdisciplinary work and developed with Milana Novčić, Nina Perovic and Thomas van Walle the audiovisual performance Reconnecting (with) Traces for the Moderna Galerija, Muzeji i galerije Podgorice, Montenegro in 2023. From 2015-2023 she served as artistic director for the concert series InSpirit at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche in Berlin. Since 2021 she is a doctoral student in the artistic research program at mdw, Vienna and has presented first results of her research in the entangled creative activities while composing and improvising at e.g. the AEC European Platform for Artistic Research in Music (EPARM) 2023 in Copenhagen.

Birgitta Flick is available as a teacher for subjects related to saxophone, improvisation, composition and music theory/ear training in Berlin and online. She is also very experienced in transcribing music and in music engraving. More information and work samples on request.

Listen to Birgitta‘s music on the individual project websites, the “Music&Media” page or on:
www.soundcloud.com/birgittaflick

Releases & publications:

as saxophonist/composer:

Birgitta Flick Quartet “Miniatures & Fragments” (Double Moon Records/Challenge)

Carol Liebowitz / Birgitta Flick Duo “Malita-Malika” (Leo Records)

Birgitta Flick Quartet “Color Studies” (Double Moon Records/Challenge)

Birgitta Flick Quartet feat. Lina Nyberg Nico Lohmann Silke Eberhard “Dalarna“ (Double Moon Records)

“Den signade dag” from “Dalarna” on “Lira: Lyssna. Ljudspår till #3 2016” (Lira, SE 2016)

Birgitta Flick Quartet “Yingying“ (Double Moon Records / “Jazz thing Next Generation“)

Flickstick “Hymn“ (WismART)

as saxophonist:

Nico Lohmann Quintett “Jazz it is” (AJazz)

Agustin Strizzi 5t “Vol. 2” (EP)

Antje Rößeler “Love’s Darknesses) (GAM Music, guest musician)

Pål Nyberg “Lowlands” (AMP Music & Records)

Antje Rößeler “Stockholm Trio (WismART, guest musician and composer)

Cajsa Zerhouni “Estuary” (DoMusic)

Uwe Steinmetz “In Spirit” (EJK Records)

Agustin Strizzi “P*g r o o v e Vol. 1” (electronic release)

Esther Kaiser “Songs of Courage” (GLM)
guest musician for the songs “Open your Eyes” and “Revolution”

Cantor Aviv Weinberg & Z’lil schel bet haskala, Jazz goes Synagogue (primTON)

Elias Gottstein “VR_Lust” (LP)
guest musician for the song “Tier”

Lewin-Landgren-Björänge Trio “It‘s Freedom“, live at Memorial Church, Berlin (EJK Records)
guest musician for the song “Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich“

Nico Lohmann Quintett “Merging Circles“ (UNIT Records)

Nico Lohmann Quintett “Miraculum“ (UNIT Records)

Robert Keßler Go·ya “Yasmin“ (yvp music)

Christof Griese’s JayJayBeCe “20 Jahre JayJayBeCe“ (BIT)

Berliner Jugendjazzorchester “Berlin – Los Angeles“ (Phonector)

Guest Composition:
25 years JayJayBeCe – live at Schlot (Bellheim) (“Yingying“)

Published Scores:
Nocturne (Gehrmans Musikförlag)

Music Engraving:
Andreas Schmidt “slow motion emotion“ (NRW)

Transcriptions for:
Musik für Saxophonquartett [Vol. 1] (BIT)

Text – Artistic Research:
Du har lärt mig att lyssna: En undersökning av genomsläpplighet i komposition. Master thesis, KMH Stockholm, 2020. Read here (Language: Swedish).

Zur Macht des Augenblicks: Fünf Kompositionen und ihre Aufführungspraxis. Article in cooperation with Dr. Hanno Depner in Macht und Reflexion: Deutsches Jahrbuch Philosophie. Band 6. Hastedt, H. (Ed.). Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 2016.

Text – Liner Notes for:
Utopia by Stefan Münzer Trio (WismART 2024) (Language: English/German)