Dirk von Lowtzow

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Dirk von Lowtzow, Styrian Autumn 2009, opening concert in Graz
With Tocotronic at Rock am Ring 2013

Dirk von Lowtzow [ ˈloːtsoː ] (born March 21, 1971 in Offenburg ) is a singer and guitarist for the German rock band Tocotronic , composer and author. Since 2001 he has also published music under the name Phantom / Ghost together with Thies Mynther ( Stella , Superpunk , ...) . He also lent his voice to pieces by Sharon Stoned , Justus Köhncke , Tilman Rossmy and DJ Koze .


In 2003 Dirk von Lowtzow published the audio book HP Lovecraft : Pickman's Model for Deutsche Grammophon ; Music by Erich Zann .

For the SWR2 feature The Secret of Borrowed Money - Investigations into German National Debt by Jens Jarisch , he took on the role of speaker. The broadcast on March 13, 2007 also contains music by Tocotronic. In 2007 his book Dekade was published by the Buchholz Gallery . It contains a selection of Tocotronic texts, photos of the band and pictures of artist friends. The edition was 800 copies. Dirk von Lowtzow is a member of the advisory board of the magazine Texte zur Kunst , for which he also works as an author. He also supports the Amadeu Antonio Foundation's “Action Weeks Against Anti-Semitism” . In 2015 he wrote and arranged the music for René Pollesch's “Von ein Who moved out because he could no longer afford the rent” at the Volksbühne Berlin .

In 2016 he covered the Stereolab song “French Disko” together with the band Beatsteaks , the cover functions as the title song for the book adaptation of Tschick .

In 2019, Dirk von Lowtzow published his first book Aus dem Dachsbau in Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch , which contains autobiographical texts about his childhood and adolescence in alphabetical order of keywords.

Guest appearances

  • 1994: Sing Sing from Blumfeld
  • 1996: Never Dare To Ask with Sharon Stoned
  • 1997: That good wild life with Tilman Rossmy
  • 1997: Can't get enough of your love, babe with electric sushi
  • 1999: Continue with Egoexpress
  • 2001: All people san ma zwider with DJ DSL
  • 2002: Because you understand me with Justus Köhncke
  • 2006: International with wrong colors
  • 2010: paperwork from Dendemann
  • 2010: Let's All Be Jews by Oliver Polak with Carsten Erobique Meyer
  • 2011: Michaela Meise's Death Overcomer Award
  • 2011: Crying in the rain with finn.
  • 2012: I want to be part of a youth movement with Oliver Polak
  • 2013: The word with DJ Koze
  • 2015: What remains of the Frittenbude in the end
  • 2016: French disco from the Beatsteaks
  • 2017: child of Dillon
  • 2019: Everything goes by by Fatoni
  • 2019: Dark Chapter by Max Herre , Fatoni, Sugar MMFK feat. Megaloh


Audio books

  • 2003: HP Lovecraft - Pickman's Model / The Music of Erich Zann (CD)
  • 2007: September sermones ad mortus (12 ″ vinyl)
  • 2011: Christian Kracht - Triptych (section: Fiberland) (CD, limited)
  • 2019: From the badger's den (CD, download) ISBN 978-3-8398-1690-5

Radio plays


Web links

Commons : Dirk von Lowtzow  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Dirk von Lowtzow (Tocotronic): Action against anti-Semitism is the “personal duty of every decent person” Interview with netz-gegen-nazis from November 10, 2009
  2. Dirk von Lowtzow becomes the Beatsteaks singer for the "Tschick" soundtrack . In: Musikexpress . August 3, 2016 ( musikexpress.de [accessed March 25, 2017]).
  3. From the badger den - Dirk von Lowtzow - Kiepenheuer & Witsch. Retrieved February 20, 2019 .
  4. mdr.de: "Aus dem Dachsbau": Is the literary debut of Tocotronic singer Dirk von Lowtzow worth it? | MDR.DE. Retrieved February 20, 2019 .
  5. Julia Friese, Jochen Overbeck: Tocotronic singer Dirk von Lowtzow: "I often see the uncanny in everyday life" . In: Spiegel Online . February 17, 2019 ( spiegel.de [accessed February 20, 2019]).
  6. Beatsteaks let Dirk von Lowtzow sing. (No longer available online.) In: www.rbb-online.de. Archived from the original on September 17, 2016 ; accessed on September 9, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.rbb-online.de
  7. Max Herre, Fatoni, Sugar MMFK - Dark Chapter ft. MEGALOH, Dirk von Lowtzow. Accessed February 9, 2020 (German).
  8. ^ BR radio play Pool - Serner, last loosening