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Newsletter
Mark Lotz

Dear friends, colleagues, fans and associates,

Here a little update on what happend and what is going to come. There is plenty of news. I do hope you embrace it as much as I do.

  1. Taiwan International  Improvisation Festival

  2. Film music & other recordings

  3. Airplay all over the globe

  4. New Ensembles 

  5. Concerts & Productions


TAIWAN

INTERNATIONAL IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL

 

The Taiwan International Improvisation Festival sees a new edition. I’ll be holding a long online interview there talking about improvisation, performing etc . Monday May 24th at 9 am – 12 am (CEST) or 3 pm to 6 pm in Taiwan time. Check it out!

website TIIF

 


FILMMUSIC, RECORDINGS N OTHER STUFF

 

Happy to have composed and recorded music for the experimental film ‘June’, a prolongation of an immersive theater play from Taipei.

I did a fun masterclass for the Sibelius Academy Helsinki (Finland) on improvisation and sound.

Did streaming gigs w the Mark Lotz Trio, in duo w Zack Lober at Watch Jazz Live and Raj Mohan.

Recorded tracks for a.o. : Felbm (recorded on good ol’ 4 track tape recorder and to be released on tape – c picture), Marieke Snijders/Wieke Garcia and Michele David & Gospel Sessions. 

 


Airplay all over the globe

 

In the past three months there have been (a.o. 2 hour long) specials on my music in the radio during Corona in the Germany, Swiss, Canada and the USA.

The 2nd album of our Yoruba trilogy ‘Lotz Of Music in Havana’ still n again gets airplay at the Latin Jazz shows of WDNA (USA) and Rumba Y Son at Radio Lima (Peru).

Jazz Am Sunntig one hour special w Mark Lotz (check the language which is really something!)

The broadcast at Radio Marburg’s program: Jazz-Zeit special w Mark Lotz (A reflection on my career in two hours of music and talks)

And: The track ‘Echoes Of A Life Herafter’ by the Food Foragers (Lotz/Purves) goes viral on several play-lists at Spotify. Crazy world …

 


New Ensembles

 

Masakali is a new trio with double bassist Andrea Caruso and vocalist, santoor and tabla player Sandip Bhattacharya. We hope to make our first tour in august.

Harald Walkate Septet Music At Night. Harald wrote music in the jazz vein with a septet (w trumpet, flute, tenor, trombone and rhythm section). We will record a CD in june.

 

CONCERTS


 

The Happy Happy Tour by the Duo Food Foragers (Lotz/Purves) has been postponed to September. This Happy Happy Tour brings our music (which is quite visual and often includes bizarre twists and surprises) to a new audience.

website Food Foragers

 


 

 

Mark My Wor(l)ds is a world music concert series in collaboration with the Museum Speelklok. The next concert, Brazil Calls is June 26st.

webpage Mark My Wor(l)ds
webpage Museum Spelklok

 


 

 

GIST! is a collective of musicians based in Utrecht with a concert series promoting local music often by young upcoming artists. The next show is taking place June 11th with three duets in two halls.

website GIST!
website Museum Speelklok

 


 

Our living room festival Jazz On The Sofa finally was held online. It was a great success with viewers from all over the world! from Germany, Belgium, France, Taiwan, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, USA up to Japan.

A world music festival to come this summer. Let’s thumb.

website Jazz On The Sofa

 


Upcoming shows

A awful lot of concerts were cancelled, many not re-sheduled. What is left you find here. 

Taiwan International Improvisation Festival
24/05 online interview 9.00-12.00 AM (Cest)

Mark My Wor(l)ds
26/06 Brazil Calls, Utrecht
10/07 Africa Calls, Utrecht
17/09 India Calls, Utrecht

Sojourner’s Truth
10/08 Jazz/World Festival Amersfoort
10/12 Willem II, s’Hertogenbosch

Mark Lotz Trio • Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out!
18/06 UJazz, Utrecht
8/09 JIN Brebl, Nijmegen

Duo Zack Lober/Mark Lotz
from may 17th on streaming @ watchjazzlive.com (available on demand)
19/06 Artishok, Soest

Food Foragers • Happy Happy Tour (check itinerary)
tba De Slinger, Houten
tba De Veste, Breda
tba Kunstenhuis, Zeist
tba Lichtruim, De Bilt
11/09 NMSA, Alphen ad Rijn
12/09 Holynote, Amsterdam
18/09 Rode Bioscoop, Amsterdam
19/09 DUMS, Utrecht

GIST series, Utrecht
11/06 three duets in two halls!, Museum Speelklok, Utrecht

w. Raj Mohan 
09/10 Amstelkerk, Amsterdam

Harald Walkate Septet
17/07 NRE5, Eindhoven

Masakali (all in august – check itinerary)
15/08 t’Waarhuis, Aduarderzijl
tba in Groningen, Leiden & Utrecht

check the Itinerary


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