Mark Alban Lotz
He is a Dutch musician and pedagogue who has the flutes and electronics as the privileged vehicle of expression. Having traveled the world and possessing an impressive résumé, Mark’s music build a bridge between jazz and classical contemporary music – often crossing boundaries with other musics of the world.
He is flutist, saxophonist, improviser and composer. With classical and jazz training, at Academia de Amadores de Música, at Conservatório Nacional and at Escola de Jazz do Hot Clube of Portugal, Paulo Curado's research is located - as an instrumentalist - in jazz and improvised music. In this context regularly collaborates with other musicians and interacts with various expressions such as theater, dance, film animation and music for children.
He plays the cello and is one of the most active Portuguese improvisers. He collaborates regularly with Ernesto Rodrigues and Rodrigo Amado, is with the latter that he has gained more notoriety, doing tours all over the place and playing live and in studio with musicians like Jeb Bishop and Peter Evans.