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Sudden Infant

sudden infant

Joke Lanz *1965 Basel / Switzerland
electronics, noise, vocals, turntables

Based in Berlin.

Free studies in Performance Art, Improvised and Noise Music.

Since 1986 a broad variety of band projects such as: Sudden Infant, WAL, Schimpfluch-Gruppe, Catholic Boys in Heavy Leather, The Eye of Arghhh, Opposite Opponents, Vostok 1, Psychic Rally, Vehikel & Gefäss, Schnäbi Gaggi Pissi Gaggi, Jaywalker, MK Selection, Tell, Leberwanz

Joke Lanz aka Sudden Infant creates an unique blend of physical sound-poetry and dadaistic vocals, using contact microphones, prerecorded soundloops and noises.
The result is abrupt Musique Concrète juxtapositions of spasmodic gibbering and a battery of disorienting electronics. It's a fragmented field of sound that comes to its own autonomy!

Z.Karkowski/Sudden Infant

26 May 2007 - 22:00

Zbigniew Karkowski (PL) - laptop + Sudden Infant (CH) - electronics, noise toys, vocals ++ djs tochnit aleph + antoine chessex

John Wiese/Sudden Infant

16 Jan 2008 - 21:30

John Wiese (USA) & Sudden Infant (CH/Berlin)