Mark Lotz Solo
compositions and improvisations in contemporary music
Mark Lotz solo performance are blurring the limit between traditional and experimental sound in sonic expressions and textures.
The compositions mostly contain improvised sections or are conceptualized, arranged improvisations with use of electronic sound procession, peculiar ‘microphoning’ and extended techniques and voice.
Draai Om Je Oren (The Netherlands)
“He created a classic looking, fascinating sound-game. The monks from the high mountains of Tibet were not far away.”
“With use of electronics, extended techniques and voice, Lotz painted a colorful portrait of intense beauty that reflected his life in jazz, classical and world music.”
“Mark Alban Lotz is a world phenomenon on the flute, a creative miracle of contemporary flute music.”
Listed by as “New Recommended Release” in the NYC Jazz Record Magazine.
Listed twice in the ‘Jazznotjazz top 10’ in the Dutch Jazzism Magazine
Neue Zeitschrift Für Musik (Germany)
“’New worlds of sound’ usually picked up in the context of contemporary music is quite worn out, but with Lotz it is entitled.”
„Real firework in the scanty contemporary music landscape.”
music in dance
A meeting of two improvisers in spontaneous expression in both dancing in music and space. Tension and interaction are two keywords here. Performances in Bimhuis and MD301.
Van Bakel’s work focuses on people and their surroundings, often resulting in a poetic reality. It conveys a fascination for the tension between man and technology, perception of time in a delicate man-made ecosystem. The music of Lotz gives an frame and a emotional relation to the video. Serene sounds an mechanical movement interact and intensify the visuals. performances at the UJazz Festival 2018 and KUUB art gallery.
Soloist, composer, producer in jazz and contemporary music often crossing borders with other cultures. Collaborations spans an arc with film, theater, performance art, visual arts and dance.
Worked with many unknown and many famous but equally gifted unique voices in music all around the globe. Subject of international publications, prize-winner, nominated for the Edison and Beyond Magazine prize.
Professor for flute at the Utrecht and Rotterdam Conservatories.