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)



Sergiu Matis: Fake – the real deal


“Fake – the real deal” is an installative work that explores near future speculations in a dark room. The senses are orchestrated and manipulated, while temptations open options. The performers are voices, mostly without bodies that discuss the hot topic of the dance of the future, from their own perspective in the near future. Partly computer-generated voices, partly organic, or mostly organic and partly artificial, or fully organic and fully artificial, are the different levels of hybridisation in this cast. The voice of the elevator and Siri are trying to predict the future of dance, while some of the other voices are attached to body parts that used to dance and are still talking about their experience. The arrangement of words and sounds will compose a score of pleasure. Orgasmic voices and organic noises will be the texture of the dance. What will be visible is a matter of perspective.

Concept and text: Sergiu Matis. Performance: Celine Cartillier, Sergiu Matis, Luis Rodriguez, Maria Walser. Sound: Kyan Bayani, Martin Lutz

Premiere: Tanznacht Berlin 2014

30 August, 10:30 pm, Studio 16

Uferstudios / Berlin

Love & Hydrogen

Oper von Jeffrey Arlo Brown


Love and Hydrogen


Regie: Franziska Guggenbichler Beck

Komposition: Jeffrey Arlo Brown

Text: Jim Shepard

Dirigent: Taepyeong Kwak

Solisten: Anna Schors, Georg Bochow, Jeongwhan Sim

Ensemble Essenz

Sound Installation: Martin Lutz

Bühnenbild: Sandra Hanschitz

Kostüme: Carine Kuntz, Robin Hildisch


24. Juli 21.00 Uhr 
25. Juli 21.00 und Nachtvorstellung um 23.00

Ballhaus Rixdorf / Berlin

Keep it Real

Keep it Real – TanzPerformance von Sergiu Matis (RO/DE)

Uferstudios Berlin (Studio 14)

12. u. 13. Dez. 2013 (21 Uhr)


Mit: Maria Walser, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Sergiu Matiș
Dramaturgie: Mila Pavicevic
Sound/Musik: Kyan Bayani, Martin Lutz
Produziert von: HZT/UDK Berlin, MA SoDA & Uferstudios Berlin.

“Keep it real” is danced by cyborgs, zombies, alienated and animated bodies. These queer bodies are brought into the field of visible, exposing perverted dynamics of the capitalist machinery and questioning what is to be considered as political action.
“When I’m wearing my costume to a protest I wonder if it’s not gonna be it that will start suffocating me… Are my Adidas shoes going to walk me into trouble?”


AadhaaraChakra auf Tour


Die Tanzperformance AadhaaraChakra: A Dancelogue auf Tour: Chennai (Indien), Kolkata (Indien), Marseille (Frankreich) und Prag (Tschechien)

Video: Probenmitschnitt (kein offizielles Produktionsvideo!)

Produktion:   Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (Bangalore 2012)
Choreographie:   Jayachandran Palazhy u. das Attakkalari Tanzensemble
Bühne:  Dominic Dube
Musik / Sound:  Sam Auinger u. Martin Lutz
Film:  Rupert Schwarzenbauer, Pipon u. Prem Chawla
Licht:   Pipon
VideoKunst:   Ken Furudate
Kostüme:  Sanchita


29. August: The Park’s New Festival, Chennai (Indien), Location: Warehouse, Doraipakkam

4. Oktober: Theatre of Ballet National de Marseille (Frankreich)

14. Oktober: Archa Theatre, Prag (Tschechien)

23. / 24. Oktober: Kala Mandir, Kolkata (Indien)


mehr …

Or One Dancing


(Tanz-)Performance von Greta Granderath

Festival Limited Edition am Kampnagel (Hamburg)


Or One Dancing 8


Konzept und künstlerische Leitung: Greta Granderath

Von und mit: Josepha Conrad, Carolin Schmidt

Dramaturgie: Jonas Leifert

Klanggestaltung: Martin Lutz

Kostüm: Simone Ballüer

Mentoring: Anne Kersting

Produktion: Dag Lohde


Grundlage und Material für die Performance ist Gertrude Steins Text über die Performerin Isadora Duncan Orta or One Dancing (1911/12).

Für die Klanggestaltung und -komposition wurden ausschließlich das Textmaterial und die menschliche Stimme verwendet.


Premiere am 20. Juni 2013


TRUST von Falk Richter am Akademietheater im Prinzregententheater (München)

Live: Sound / Musik


Inszenierung: Mario Andersen, Katja Wachter
Choreographie: Katja Wachter
Musik / Sound: Martin Lutz
Dramaturgie: Theresa Seraphin
Mit: Ines Hollinger, Maria Weidner, Anika Herbst, James Newton, Patrick Nellessen, Kevin Körber, Sebastian Baumgart

Premiere am 7. März 2013

Trust = Vertrauensvolle Zusammenbrüche = KapitalBeziehung = Alles wie es ist

Sound = Geräusche im 3/4 = Punkband = Lied