Lotte Anker is a Copenhagen-based saxophone player 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 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.
Anker has performed at major festivals and concert spaces in big parts of the world and has also played and toured with Marilyn Crispell, Herb Robertson, Tim Berne, Okkyung Lee, Joelle Leandre, Raymond Strid, Andrew Cyrille, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Peter Friis-Nielsen and many others.
She has received several commissions, grants and awards and was nominated for Nordic Council Musicprize in 2011.