Multimedia show A musical impression on the adventurous entertainment one finds under water.

‘A Dutch View On Fish'

A Dutch View On Fish is a multi-media performance within a combination of live video with live music: Lotz Of Music versus VJ Soundshadow. A new line up with every track focused in a way on underwater music: 'A Dutch View' on the adventurous and surprising musical entertainment you find under the sea. The instrumentation is unique, the serene music and performance is inspiring with an infectious joy of playing. An electrifying experience of a different kind of a jazz concert.

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The Bathyscaaf (exerpt) Jelly Fish Lullaby (exerpt)Habibi Brown Fish (exerpt) Waiting For Prey (exerpt) Coral Lives! (exerpt)


Several Dutch Composers wrote a fish track for 'A Dutch View On Fish': Stefan Kruger, Ernst Reijseger, Michael Moore, Steven Kamperman, Tjitze Vogel, Alan Laurillard, Arend Niks, Mark Alban Lotz, Albert Van Veenendaal. The Debut CD Bite! features the electrifying sounds of the Brim Bram! The Dd 'Bite!' (2009) gets a huge amount of airplay (especially in the US) and excellent reviews in it's twelve month existence. This is truly heart-warming and very encouraging as our dear friend cello player Lysander Le Coultre died January 29'th 2009 in Amsterdam. We are terribly shocked by the sudden loss of our vriend. The CD Bite! forms his musical legacy.

Line up

  • VJ Soundshadow (video animation)
  • Mark Alban Lotz (family of flutes)
  • Albert Van Veenendaal (prepared piano, samples)
  • Jörg Brinkmann (cello)
  • Alan Purves (percussion, squeeks, toys, Brim Bram)










„... extraordinary virtuosity. ... delightful technique, displaying unlimited imagination and visionary fantasy.“ 
Lungfish can live extremely long. The Queensland lungfish at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is part of the permanent live collection since 1933!
\"When night arrives cichlids fish catch their brood in their mouth and spit the fry into a pit. Like this the parents can easily guard them.\"
\"An adult hagfish can secrete enough slime to turn a 20 litre bucket of water into slime in a matter of minutes!\"
Catfishes are able to absorb air through their digestive tracts!
\"A poor man\'s fur coat is of fish fur.\" (Russian proverb) (Fish fur is a Russian expression used to describe the poor quality of coats worn for warmth. In modern times it is also used for fake fur. The expression has often been used to describe the uniform of the Soviet Army.)
August 2008 , the town of Qiryat Yam (Israel) offered a prize of one million Dollar for anyone who could prove the existence of a mermaid off its coast!
\"Whale cows nurse by squirting milk so fatty that it has the consistency of toothpaste!\"
\"In Jungian psychology water represents the unconscious. The fish would symbolisze unconscious urges.\"
\"In the dhamma of Buddha the fish symbolize happiness as they have complete freedom of movement in the water.\"
\"According to the Jewish Kashrut, Shellfish and other non-fish water fauna are not kosher!\"
\"The ocean sunfish has a small brain: a 200 kg specimen may have a brain the size of a nut.\"
\"Herring was sometimes known as \"two-eyed steak.\"
\"Betty lamps burned fish oil and had wicks of twisted cloth. Betty lamp is a 18’th century lamp of German, Austrian, or Hungarian origin. Commonly made of iron or brass and used in the home or workshop.\"
“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain” (Mark Twain)
\"In many religions Fish is used as a symbol to represent divinity!\"
\"A pan-fish is the name for an edible game fish that doesn\'t outgrow the size of a frying pan!\"
\"Gyotaku is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing. In order to make a print, one places the fish on a wooden bench and paints one side with sumi ink.\"
\"Some eel can go up to three months without food!\"
\"The swim bladder of some freshwater fish is connected to the labyrinth of the inner ear which provides a precise sense of water pressure (and thus depth) and even improves hearing!\"
\"The Gulper Eel can eat prey that is larger than itself, but generally doesn\'t.\"
\"Caviar can be made from the eggs of a number of fish. The eggs of cabezon fish though are poisonous and should not be eaten.\"
\"Mature Lamprey males develop a baggy pouch under their eyes. This is used in breeding times for gathering stones to make a nest.\"
\"A lifespan of 80 years is feasible for sea turtles.\"
\"Stonefish is the most venomous fish in the world.\"
\"An individual Blue Spot Rock Cod (Hermaphroditic) may produce both sperm and eggs!\"
Shark specialists estimate that over 38 million sharks are killed for their fins, annually.