Lotte Anker is a Copenhagen-based saxophoneplayer and composer working in the field between experimental jazz/improvisation and contemporary music.
Her music includes both melodic (often twisted or fragmented) elements and more abstract textural material and covers a wide territory from minimal, transparency to dense and dark expressionism.
Lotte Anker has been initiator and bandleader of a number of highly acclaimed collaborations and groups. During the last 10 years eg: Anker,Taborn,Cleaver (w/Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver), Trio with Sylvie Courvoisier and Ikue Mori.
Other recent projects are the 8-piece group: What River Ensemble, Fred Frith & Lotte Anker and quartet with Johannes Bauer, John Edwards and Paul Lovens. LA has performed at major festivals and concertspaces in most of Europe, USA, Canada, Asia, Africa and the Middle-East and has also played and toured with Marilyn Crispell, Herb Robertson, Tim Berne, Okkyung Lee, Paal Nilssen-Love, Joelle Leandre, Raymond Strid, Andrew Cyrille, Phil Minton, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Peter Friis-Nielsen and many others. Compositional work includes music for both small group and large ensemble and for both contemporary new music and modern/experimental jazzensembles- and the combination of these. LA has received a number of commissions and awards from Danish Arts Council, DJBFA ao and was nominated for Nordic Council Musicprize in 2011.
Lotte Anker © by Peter Gannushkin