'Solo Flutes' 

The word of the ‚new worlds of sound’ usually picked up in the context of contemporary music is quite worn out, but with Lotz it is entitled.” (Neue Zeutschrift für Musik, Germany)

Solo performance on the family of flutes (piccolo, concert-, alto-, bass-, pvc contra bass flutes, prepared flute, voice, flutophoon) and electronics. Compositions and improvisations in contemporary music, pushing boundaries of conventional performance, bluring the limit between traditional and experimental sound. Including the ‘Bass Flute Sequenzas’ – sound explorations within the pipe of the bass flute.

The compositions mostly contain improvised sections or are conceptualized, arranged improvisations with use of electronics, peculiar 'microphoning' and extended techniques and voice. This is not a not a cerebral show by a virtuoso on flutes. ‚Solo Flutes' takes you to a universe of surprising sonic expression and textures, partly matched with dynamic manipulation of live recorded or pre-recorded sonic material. 

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The Solo progarm is a result of an assignment for 10 solo compositions from the Dutch Performing Arts Society. The CD Solo Flutes gets very high acclaim by the international press and radio. Live broadcasts for the Dutch Music TV show Vrije Geluiden and the Dutch radio program Mijke & Co Live from Sugarfabric Amsterdam.

Solo Flutes TV broadcast Vrije Geluiden television program (march 8, 2015)

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Performances a.o. in New York City, Istanbul, Berlin, Toulouse, Rotterdam, Madrid, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Mumbai, etc. @ Venues like: Forum Neue Music (Hamburg), OCT Jazz Festival (Shenzen), Miso Musica Viva Festival (Lisboa), Stein Auditorium, Habiat Center (New Delhi), Eye Museum (Amsterdam), International Improvisation Festival (Taipei), Border Music Festival (Haarlem), Experimental Arts Festival (Haikou), etc.

Airplay specials all over the globe from Croatia to Colombia, Taiwan to Turkey. Composed music for the silent movie 'South', documenting the Endurance expedition to the South Pole by Ernest Shackleton (1914–17). Held masterclasses & workshops in Turkey, Taiwan, Germany and Portugal for Conservatories, Universities and Festivals.

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Solo Flutes TV broadcast Vrije Geluiden television program (march 8, 2015)

More  from Vrije Geluiden: Interview (in Dutch)

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Dear Moth Dear Moth (excerpt) bass flute

PVC Mantra PVC Mantra (excerpt) pvc contrabass flute

The Fish On The Dry The Fish On The Dry (excerpt) bass flute sequenza

Whisper Alap Whisper Alap (excerpt) alto flute

As-Sahra-Ash-Sharqiyah As-Sahra-Ash-Sharqiyah (excerpt) concert flute

Whole Steps Whole Steps (excerpt) alto flute

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Solo Flutes TV broadcast Vrije Geluiden television program (march 8, 2015)

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Lotz impressed solo. He had pulled all his whistling out of the closet and using brief electronic effects and applying his voice – blowing, sighing, support, whine, growl, grumble – he created a classic looking, fascinating sound-game. The monks from the high mountains of Tibet were not far away.” (Draai Om Je Oren, The Netherlands, 3/2014)

Interview Musica Jazz (Italy)

On CD Solo Flutes

„An absolute must as it is a real firework in the scanty contemporary music landscape.” (Jassepoes, Belgium)

“Reveals himself as an interesting sound architect of a different kind!” (Jazz, Portugal)

“It is among the best I have heard this year in terms of musicality and creativity.” (CKUT, USA)

“Add the name of … Mark Alban Lotz to the very short list of flute virtuosi who can single-handedly animate a recital.” (The New York City Jazz Records, USA)

„Pure Genius.” (Flute Focus, UK)

„You gotta have either a) chops b) chutzpah or c) perfect timing for a horn player to successfully do a solo album. Flautist Mark Alban Lotz throws down the flute gauntlet, and pulls off an impressive salvo.” (Jazzweekly, USA)

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