Instanbul Improv Sessions May 4th //

Album label: 
Release date: 
01/09/2011
Recording location: 
Istanbul
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thanks: 
Meinrad Kneer and Marcel Kranendonk for reviewing the tracks
Artwork design: 
Lysander Lecoultre
Artwork design: 
Monique van Besten
Mastering engineer: 
Micha De Kanter
Mixing engineer: 
Micha de Kanter
Producer: 
Mark Lotz
Recording engineer: 
Egin Özler
Recording engineer: 
Taylan Özdemir
  • 1. We (04:32)
  • 2. Mouths (01:44)
  • 3. Mouthtrap (02:48)
  • 4. Stop (04:27)
  • 5. Throat (01:33)
  • 6. Us (04:06)
  • 7. Scared (02:46)
  • 8. Talking (05:38)
  • 9. Down (03:45)
  • 10. Short (05:17)
  • 11. Sacred (01:51)
  • 12. Mouthstrap (04:27)
  • 13. Diamond (03:07)
  • 14. Our (03:07)
  • 15. Mouthwater (02:50)

Musicians

Mark Alban Lotz (picollo, c-, alto-, bass flutes, prepared flute, voice)
Sevket Akinci (guitar)
Korhan Erel (laptop, controllers)
Robert Reigle (tenor sax)
Kevin W. Davis (cello)
Volkan Terzioglu (tenor sax)

Liner Notes by Kevin Whitehead

May 2010 saw Mark Alban Lotz recording and performing with some of the great exponents of the free improvising scene in Istanbul. Out of this came two albums: CD 'Istanbul Improv Sessions May 4th' features recordings with the ensemble Islak Köpek (The Wet Dogs). This album features next to ensemble improvisations many duets and trios of Islak Köpek members with Lotz.

Recorded may 4th, 2010 in Istanbul. Released on Evil Rabbit Records september 2011.