Amsterdam-Istanbul Experimental


IstanPOOL is another formation of Lotz diving into the rich spectrum of music of Turkey. He initiated IstanPOOL with his Duo partner, laptop artist Korhan Erel. IstanPOOL is a collective of musicians from Turkey and the Netherlands in a unique setting with two winds, two guitars and two laptops. Here you have six modernists from two vibrating urban metropoles joining forces  in music. The members have history : Lotz and Moore participated together in Chris Potter’s Tentet and recorded for Michael Baird. Lotz and Erel form the Duo Lotz/Erel (the initiators and driving force of IstanPOOL) and performed together with Robert van Heumen. Akinci and Gürkal are both members of Islak Köpek and have performed and/or recorded with Moore, Erel and Lotz many times in Istanbul. Just recently as well in April/May 2013! Now they meet in their urge to express and fertilize each other in composition and improvisation. The result is a powerful mix of athmospheric soundscapes and dynamic movement. Surprising, pleasing, itching, bizarre, adventurous, funny, unpredictable, visionary. Their Tour in Holland in october 2013 was a big musical success. This project will perform again!

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2 woods • 2 guitars • two laptops

(A Lotz/Erel  initiative with Stichting Doek, Amsterdam. The Utrecht performance (premiere) is made possible with the kind support of the City of Utrecht)

Premiere october 3, 2013 is recorded live at Rasa, Utrecht by Conzertzender, The Netherlands.