Pendant La Nuit & Lotz Of Music

Pendant La Nuit is a collaboration of writer and director Eric de Vroedt (libretto, director) with Mark Alban Lotz (composer) for the Soapera ‘Pendant La Nuit‘. A production initiated by the Theater ‘Lantaren Venster’, Rotterdam in june 2004 within their Music theater series ‘Soapera’, followed up by an immense tour at the circus/theater festival De Parade. A reprise took place in 2005.

(slideshow performances, double-click foto to start slideshow)

info Play: a couple (the actors Annelies Herfst and Dick van den Toorn) having an emotional reflection on their relation in a night (lotz of text in a real fast tempo – great rhythm – and a surprising ending) while Lotz Of Music as Finish(!) Jazz band jam music, drink, read, smoke (of course smoking pot as well … we really do love Holland) in their living room – without saying one word. Listen Pow Pow (exerpt) Pendant Le 70’s (exerpt) Charlies Bossa (full)Cowboy Game (full) line up 

“And suddenly you find a masterpiece on the Parade: Pendant La Nuit! Music theater of the highest level.” (Pieter Bots, Het Parool)

“Lotz Of Music …. groovy improvisations which propel the play immensely or providing a hip lounge atmosphere …” (Pieter Bots, Het Parool)

“Pendant La Nuit is a dramatic, swinging, acid-tongued magic bonbon.” (Edo Dijksterhuis, NRC Handelsblad)

“Lotz Of Music … playing finger snipping, head banging djazzz – sublimely executed, especially in the free improvisations – and like the play itself often leaning towards absurdity.” (Adwin de Kluyter, Rotterdams Dagblad)

“The play and the jazz music by Lotz Of Music turns out to be a remarkably good working combination.” (Noord Holland Dagblad)

“Full of absurd side leaps and mean dialogues with a distinctive role for the Jazz orchestra under Mark Lotz. The playing is remarkably freewheeling, natural and effortless, … “ (Mark Roos, Utrechts Nieuwsblad)

“Violent dialogues in a mean relation play.” (Karin Veraart, De Volkskrant)