u-ex(perimental) //

Album label: 
Release date: 
01/03/2012
Recording location: 
Phunky Peasant Studio, Amsterdam
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thanks: 
to the musicians, marcel kranendonk, sju jazzpodium/ utrecht, jan schellink and all the people at sju jazzpodium & centraal museum / utrecht
Artwork design: 
Lysander Lecoultre
Artwork design: 
Monique Besten
Mastering engineer: 
Micha De Kanter
Mixing engineer: 
Micha De Kanter
Producer: 
Mark Alban Lotz
Producer: 
Meinrad Kneer
Recording engineer: 
Ben Mendes
  • 1. Ballet D'Action (01:04)
  • 2. Serene (01:25)
  • 3. Operation Hercules (02:59)
  • 4. Hold (01:03)
  • 5. Rondo (01:36)
  • 6. Conclusion (02:50)
  • 7. Block 3 (03:36)
  • 8. In The Mouth (02:17)
  • 9. Moment (01:42)
  • 10. Punch (01:04)
  • 11. Inside (01:20)
  • 12. Blitzfish (02:34)
  • 13. The Weight Of Air (01:25)
  • 14. On The Other Side (01:34)
  • 15. Beach Life (00:58)
  • 16. The Mammal Thing (01:44)
  • 17. The Fog (01:11)
  • 18. Open Your Eyes (05:07)
  • 19. Pow Pow (02:09)
  • 20. Movement And Variation (02:11)
  • 21. Aria (02:35)
  • 22. Conversation (02:37)
  • 23. Recitativo (01:42)
  • 24. Drugstore Manager (04:26)
  • 25. For Albert Hoffmann (02:02)
  • 26. The Golden Fish (00:55)

mark alban lotz – piccolo, c-, alto-, bass flute, pvc contrabass flute, prepared flute, voice (all tracks, except 10)
meinrad kneer – double bass (all tracks)

guests :
maraatsj ten hoorn – violin (4, 9, 15, 22)
mary oliver – viola (5, 14, 20)
felicity provan – trumpet, voice (9, 15, 17, 21, 23)
dana jessen – bassoon (4, 9, 15, 22)
jodi gilbert – voice (2, 12, 25)
han buhrs – voice (10, 16, 19)
yedo gibson – baritone & soprano saxophone, trombone mouthpiece (3, 6, 8, 13, 18, 24)
joost buis – lap steel guitar (9, 15, 17, 21, 23)
guillaume heurtebize – electric guitar (5, 11, 14, 20)
alfredo genovesi – electric guitar (2, 11, 12, 25)
koenraad ecker – laptop (7)

26 tracks of free improvisations. An example of the present-day developments and diversity of free music in Holland. u-ex(perimental) is an improvised music concert series, based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. A platform for spontaneous encounters of improvising musicians in concert. Bassist Meinrad Kneer and flutist Mark Alban Lotz perform in a lot configurations here. Extreme textures and atmospheres with both established, as well as emerging new talents of the Dutch improvised scene.

Recorded by Ben Mendez, december 18th 2009 and february 12th 2010 in Amsterdam. Mixed & mastered by Micha de Kanter. Evil Rabbit Records ERR17 released 2012.

"Musical adventure? Rely on it!” (His Voice, Czech Republic)

“54 minutes of high-class improvisations with no moment of boredom! Every track nails it.” (Jazzflits, NL)

“A fascinating journey with some of the most unique improvisers on the fertile Dutch scene.” (All About Jazz, USA)