Nice Strings for Bad Banks

Music for Strings (Compositions & Arrangements)

Bad Banks
Letterbox Filmproduktion / Iris Productions/ ZDF / Arte
Director: Christian Schwochow
Original Music: Kyan Bayani

Daso + Lutz

The girl wandered further into the story, and, like any tale it twisted what the girl knew to be one way, and turned it to be quite another. Dark became darker. Waters rose higher. Too high. Too fast.

Then through it she heard a stranger’s voice say “You know you can walk on this water, right?”

“I can walk on water?” she said.

The stranger replied, “It’s your story, make it up. Make it so.“

“Well, let’s walk then,’ said the girl. “Let’s get our feet wet.” And she beckoned the Mist to follow her so they could blaze a trail to the place where anything happens if you make it so.

The Daso EP. November 3.

mit Daso, Martin Lutz und Arooj Aftab.


Coming Home (at Grey Cube, Beijing)

Soundinstallation von Corinna Sigmund und Martin Lutz

Grey Cube (Goethe Institut China), Beijing

23.09. – 21.10.2017

55 Minuten

5 Lautsprecher + Sub
2 LED-Schlangen und Leisten
2 breitflächige Sitzplattformen (anthrazitgrau lackiert)
2 Schallwandler
1 Projektor


Charlotte Jarvis: this is my rite

borrowed light 1


~ this is my rite ~
while sorrow shines light, all sincerity breathes bravery,

every fall becomes flight, and love endures life

Dance artist and choreographer Charlotte Jarvis performs this is my rite, a unique form of poetic dance drama, directed by David W W Johnstone. This courageous artist explores the seasons and emotional landscapes of human life.

Dance Artist & Choreographer: Charlotte Jarvis

Director: David W W Johnstone

Sound & Composition: Martin Lutz

Lighting: Jonathan Roberts

Supported by Dance Base, Edinburgh.

At The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

We Can’t Do Perfect

The video WE CAN’T DO PERFECT follows the print production of the book BANGALORE A–Z over a period of four weeks. It reveals the complexity of book making and celebrates the beauty of the crafted object. The video was filmed on location at Grafiprint, Bangalore, India. The sound for the video is composed by Martin Lutz.

The Bangalore A-Z is a limited edition notebook conceived and designed by Anja Lutz. It combines personal takes, ideas and advice about the city, contributed by a variety of locals and visiting artists. From ‘Autorickshaw’ to ‘Zebra Crossing’, the entries are dispersed throughout the publication alongside some visual references. The inspiration for this publication is the Indian Ledger Book, the omnipresent account book where everything seems to be noted down: visitors, transactions, receipts etc. A huge bureaucratic effort that is a legacy of the British colonial past.

In close collaboration with Chandra Mouli from Grafiprint, Anja Lutz developed the form of this publication, referencing the Ledger Books in terms of paper quality, two colour printing, binding technique, edge colouring and embossing. Taking the possibilities and techniques of this traditional printing house into consideration, the Bangalore A-Z is printed on a 1974 Heidelberg one-colour off-set press, it is machine stitched and hand-bound with a half-calico hardcover. The foil embossing on the cover was executed with a 1952 letterpress by Maya Machinery of Calcutta. The edge colouring is done by hand with pigments that are traditionally used in religious ceremonies.

Filming and editing: Anja Lutz
Sound: Martin Lutz
Recorded on location at Grafiprint, Bangalore, India
With many thanks to Mr. Mouli from Grafiprint and the wonderful craftsmen and women who worked on the book production.
This project is made possible thanks to the support of bangaloREsidency, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
and Jaaga
© 2015

M in India: bangaloREsidency 2014 Deepa



Open Studio-Process Presentation

Friday December 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Attakkalari Studio, Wilson Garden, Bangalore (India)


Martin Lutz bangaloREsident@Attakkalari is designing sound for “Bhinna Vinyasa”  or Multiple Assemblages.

Join us at Attakkalari Studio for this process presentation by the Attakkalari Repertory where live performance is enhanced with a multi-phonic soundscape.

Free entry. RSVP: 91-80 2212 3684/ 41467690/ 41483534 (Attakkalari)