ERR17: Mark Lotz & Meinrad Kneer: U-ex(perimental).

ERR17: Mark Lotz & Meinrad Kneer: U-ex(perimental).
ERR17: Mark Lotz & Meinrad Kneer: U-ex(perimental).
Label: Evil Rabbit Records
Catalog Number: ERR17
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Mark Alban Lotz (all tracks, except 10): piccolo, c-, alto-, bass flute, pvc contrabass flute, prepared flute, voice
Meinrad Kneer (all tracks): double bass

guests:
Maraatsj ten Hoorn (4, 9, 15, 22) violin
Mary Oliver (5, 14, 20) viola
Felicity Provan (9, 15, 17, 21, 23) trumpet, voice
Dana Jessen (4, 9, 15, 22) bassoon
Jodi Gilbert (2, 12, 25) voice
Han Buhrs (10, 16, 19) voice
Yedo Gibson (3, 6, 8, 13, 18, 24) baritone & soprano saxophone, trombone mouthpiece
Joost Buis (9, 15, 17, 21, 23) lap steel guitar
Guillaume Heurtebize (5, 11, 14, 20) electric guitar
Alfredo Genovesi (2, 11, 12, 25) electric guitar
Koenraad Ecker (7) laptop

 tracks:
1 Ballet d'action (1:04)           
2 Serene (3:14)
3 Operation hercules (2:16)
4 Hold (2:38)           
5 Rondo (2:46)                       
6 Conclusion (1:01)                       
7 Block 3 (4:35)
8 In the mouth (1:26)
9 Moment (1:04)                       
10 Punch (1:38)           
11 Inside (3:00)
12 Blitzfish (1:01)           
13 The weight of air (2:18)           
14 On the other side (2:58)
15 Beach life (3:44)
16 The mammal thing (2:23)           
17 The fog (2:04)           
18 Open your eyes! (1:10)
19 Pow pow (1:24)
20 Movement and variation (1:24)           
21 Aria (2:08)
22 Conversation (1:10)           
23 Recitativo (1:55)           
24 Drugstore manager (1:36)           
25 For Albert Hofmann (5:13)                       
26 The golden fish (3:38)

total playing time:  52:56

 

Recorded by Ben Mendez, december 18, 2009 and february 12, 2010
at Phunky Pheasant Studio, Amsterdam 
Mixed and mastered by Micha de Kanter
Produced by Mark Alban Lotz & Meinrad Kneer

Tracks 1, 26 by Lotz/ Kneer, 2, 12, 25 by Genovesi/ Gilbert/ Lotz/ Kneer, 3, 6, 8, 13, 18, 24 by Gibson/ Lotz/ Kneer, 4, 22 by Jessen/ Lotz/ Kneer/ ten Hoorn, 5, 14, 20 by Heurtebize/ Oliver/ Lotz/ Kneer, 7 by Ecker/ Lotz/ Kneer, 9, 15 by Buis/ Jessen/ Lotz/ Kneer/ Provan/ ten Hoorn, 10 by Buhrs/ Kneer, 11 by Genovesi/ Heurtebize/ Lotz/ Kneer, 16, 19 by Buhrs/ Lotz/ Kneer, 17, 21, 23 by Buis/ Lotz/ Kneer/ Provan

All compositions � BUMA

Special thanks to the musicians, Marcel Kranendonk, Sju Jazzpodium/ Utrecht, Jan Schellink and all the people at Sju Jazzpodium & Centraal Museum/ Utrecht

This recording documents our work within u-ex(perimental): an improvised music concert series, based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. A platform for spontaneous encounters of improvising musicians in concert.

In 2007 flutist Mark Alban Lotz felt the urge to present and perform improvised music in his hometown Utrecht. In Marcel Kranendonk (director of the Sju Jazzpodium) and long time musical partner Meinrad Kneer he found the perfect people to set the whole thing up. now in 2011 we can look back at approximately +/- 120 concerts with a truly impressive line-up of great improvisors from literally all over the globe. After three years of its existence we wanted to document our musical adventures with some of the friends and colleagues who participated through the years. We organized two dates in a tiny cellar studio in Amsterdam and the one's who could make it, passed by. Unfortunately, drummers and pianists couldn�t participate, because there was neither space to set up a drum set, nor was there a suitable piano in Ben�s studio. This cd presents not only some of the established improvisers of the multinational dutch improv scene, but also some proponents of a new vibrant generation.