The well-traveled Ellen Burr pushes the envelope and
sticks the stamp of excellence on solo flute playing (its sound, impact and
aftereffects), examining what happens when abandon and intellect intersect.
Ellen Burr provides a thrilling adventure…Creative
artists such as Burr, who turn the flute into a tool for exploration, give their
audience a wide range of aural experiences.
Burr's deftly twisted flute and voice mixtures - sometimes sounding like 2–1/2
musicians in one body.
reservations the listener might have regarding solo flute playing are overcome
by Burr's grasp of dynamics and her willingness to explore the full potential
of her instrument [...]. Ultimately Ellen Burr's music comes across as that
of a restless and questing spirit in the best sense of the notion. The thought
of more of it on disc is nothing but an enticing one, and the sooner it comes
Burr's phrasing is a delight […] Burr breaks off of
her poise to blow a compelling Kirk-esque solo.
Ellen Burr is the voice of clarity on flute and piccolo.
Ms. Burr is a most impressive flute player, as she
explores all sorts of sounds and extended techniques on both of her flutes…She
really is nothing short of amazing.
music is not only conceptually interesting, but aesthetically engaging as well.
The way in which
flutist Ellen Burr shapes her musical creativity is remarkably personal in several
is gifted with a unique personality […] Ellen vivisections her instrument to
bring out its most hidden characters, employing a range of techniques going
from pure atonal phrasing to raucous vocal/air utterances, all the way through
a whole world of multiphonics and particles of lingual chattering.
"[…] Ellen's brilliant passion of
rapport with the music invited an ardent audience into her living room of music