News

1 June 2017

On the 19th of May 2017, Giorgio Occhipinti and me recorded a new duo album in Sicily. To be released soon!


You can book us now. Phone: +31.610871155 e-mail: xorluc@xs4all.nl


11 February 2017

New trio with Steve Beresford and Martin Blume

Luc Houtkamp – saxophones, clarinet
Steve Beresford – piano, toys, etc
Martin Blume – drums, percussion

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More info: Houtkamp-Beresford-Blume


2 November 2016

German guitar player Hannes Buder and I started a new duo.
We released a cd, on POW Records. now available at Bandcamp

You can book us now. Phone: +31.610871155 e-mail: xorluc@xs4all.nl


12 April 2016

The POW Ensemble has a new line up for the concerts this year:
Stephanie Pan – vocals, keyboards
Guy Harries – vocals, keyboards, flute, clarinet
Alberto Pérez Jurado – tuba
Peter Kuit – tap dance
Luc Houtkamp – tenor saxophone, clarinet, computer, compositions


19 February 2016

My Australian tour 2016 was very nice! I played 7 concerts in total, in Canberra, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, and did a workshop/master class in Perth.
Here is a video of my solo concert in Perth.

Thanks to the Arts Council Malta for the financial support!


30 December 2015

The premiere yesterday, of my 45 minutes piece for the David Kweksilber Big Band was a great success! Studies in Description was performed at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam.
Thanks to all the musicians in the band!

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15 October 2015

Great news! The Cultural Export Fund of the Arts Council Malta has awarded me a travel grant for my tour to Australia. It’s a sign of recognition as a composer/musician here in Malta.


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25 August 2015

On the 10th of September, the new POW Ensemble show STEIN will be premiered at Studio LOOS in Den Haag. 

Here is a video, made during one of the rehearsals.
Stephanie Pan – vocals & keyboards
Luc Houtkamp – saxophones and electronics
Axel Schappert – tuba
Peter Kuit – tap dance

We made a special website for STEIN: http://tenderbuttons.nl/
More information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1472508733045581/


21 March 2015

My solo, played at the Tainan University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan, on 12 March.
Shih-Yang Lee asked me to tell the audience about my music. Because I hate to explain my improvising, and I didn’t wanted to bother the Taiwanese audience with complex sentences in English, I decided to use only a few words in my intro.

Quite a bluesy middle section!


26 February 2015

Flying to Taiwan next week for concerts in different combinations, from solo to ensembles with Chao-Ming Tung (guzheng) Mark Van Tongeren (voice), Shih-Yang Lee (piano) Fang-Yi Liu (musical saw & voice). For more information, see the agenda. 

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28 October 2014

I have moved to the Maltese Islands today. In the next years I like to build up strong relationships with the local music scene. I will still hop back and forth to the Netherlands, but Malta will be my new home base, both as a composer and as a improviser/jazz musician. I love new challenges in life!

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