Tjitze Vogel & Mark Lotz • the duo ‘t(w)o-do’
Avantgarde-jazz duo (1991-2001)
Freies Wort (Germany)
“Irrwitziges Jazzfest der kleinen Art.”
Schwäbische Post (Germany)
“Brilliant performance.They juggled with the musical material with a dreamlike security.”
“Not a boring moment with T(w)o – Do!”
A duo of two musical adventurers which made extensive Tours in Germany and had quite a thing going on. Their many concerts and debut CD ‘mostly harmless …’ were very well received.
‘T(w)o-Do’ consisted of flutist Mark Alban Lotz from Berlin, Germany and bass player Tjitze Vogel from Utrecht, Netherlands. Point of departure for their musical cooperation are their own compositions as well as some of the jazz-avantgarde classics of the recent decennia.
The application of extended techniques (percussive elements, circular breathing, multi-phonics, voice, electronics, etc.) and the use of the whole family of flutes (piccolo-, c-, alto-, bass-, contra bass flute and other miscellaneous flutes, like the dijiridoo or the flötophon) enables ‘T(w)o-Do’ to create a variety of textures. These they explore in their flexible sound collages and structures ranging from songs to fairytales.
NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands
“Fantasy, sense for colours, drama and playfulness. Hearing this music you become fresh and joyous. It’s music to move to!”
Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, The Netherlands
“This music is highly international, undogmatic and broadly informed.”
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.