Mark Lotz / Alan Purves Duo

Flutes n' Squeeks Flutes and drums might be oldest musical combination ever. Here a revival of these old form by two true individualists and sound architects on the top of their game. 

Squeekologist Alan ‘Gunga’ Purves and multi flautist Mark Alban Lotz are both known for their unique sound universe. Matched together with healthy humor, lotz of creative energy and fantasy makes for a juicy musical (and visual!) adventure. A unique combination of two modernists who invent new sounds in music. In their quest for reinvention traveling to unknown areas. This quality they have shown each separately as individual solo artists. As a duo Purves & Lotz reproduce themselves telling the possibilities of sound, melody, rhythm and a story. Concert performances also in combination with a Solo set by Lotz and Gunga.

slide show Full Moon Babylon performance jan 2016 (double click foto to start)

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  • Mark Alban Lotz (piccolo, c-, alto-, bass-, pvc contra bass flutes, Indian Bansuri, prepared flute, voice, electronics)
  • Alan Gunga Purves (gongs, bells, toys, squeeks, brim bram, pipes, glass, drums, etc)

Purves & Lotz love to play with the emotions of the audience. They give the audience a hint of an emotion, but just to surprise with another. They will be responsible for tears in their eyes and laughter, and their stomach. Their improvisations and compositions are an emotional rollercoaster full of imagination and something else 'where they are always looking for'. Continuously balancing on the edge of the eve of discovery. " Lotz/Purves Duo also performed with guests: Goncalo Lopes (clarinets), Jörg Brinkmann (cello), Alfredo Genovesi (guitar, analog effects), Anton Goudsmit (guitar), Kenzo Kusada (dance)

 

Saturnus Saturnus (Live 2016 spueek concert)

Ice Mirror Breath Ice Mirror Breath (Live 2016 spueek concert)

Squeek or Pigolo Squeek or Pigolo (Live 2016 spueek concert)

Bear Twist Again Bear Twist Again (Live 2016 spueek concert)

Lotz and Purves collaborated in Lotz Of Music, A Dutch View On Fisch, The Global Village Orchestra and the Kamil Erdem Quartet. Duet in free improvisations and originals featured on the Pendant La Nuit and Bite! CD's.

Fields Of Garden Eels Fields Of Garden Eels  

Cowboy Game Cowboy Game

Jellyfish Lullaby Jellyfish Lullaby

Pow Pow Pow Pow

lide show (double click foto to start)

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The capstone was a largely improvised set by a trio consisting of Lotz, Purves and Goudsmit. That of course could not fail. The three of them belong to the top of the modern (improv) jazz musicians. With ears wide open they demonstrated that pure improvisation is exciting. Melodious music, swinging fragments were interspersed with contemplative moments. I do not know whether to continue in a solid trio. If yes, then I recommend the few remaining serious jazz venues to book this trio book instantaneously.” (Draai Om Je Oren, March 2014)

“Oh, how awesome is this… It’s fun, unpredictable, and loaded with unique sounds including a rubber-band thingy they call a “brim-bram … Very cool”. (KZSU, USA • CD Bite!)