Thursday the 22nd of November £5
SUDDEN INFANT (Berlin) + ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB + SPOILS & RELICS + DOOR
Tickets at Jumbo, Crash & here…
@ Wharf Chambers
SUDDEN INFANT (Berlin)
Born 1965 in Basel, Switzerland. Currently based in Berlin.
Joke Lanz is one of the most prolific and profound artists working in the border zones where performance art meet Improvisation and Noise.
In his Sudden Infant guise, Lanz creates a unique blend of physical sound poetry and epileptic noise bursts, using contact microphones, loops, tapes etc. The result is an extreme form of musique concrète that juxtaposes spasmodic gibbering with a battery of disorienting electronics.
Free studies in Performance Art, Noise music, Turntablism.
Since 1985 involved with a broad variety of musical projects, such as: Jaywalker, Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch-Gruppe, Psychic Rally, Vehikel & Gefäss, Catholic Boys in Heavy Leather, WAL, and Tell.
Composed music for contemporary dance, theatre, films, radio plays, and installations.
Collaborations with: Peter Kowald, Christian Marclay, Z’EV, Shelley Hirsch, Rudolf Eb.er, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Daniel Menche, Lasse Marhaug, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Astro, Voice Crack, Carlos Giffoni, MSBR, C.C.C.C., Con-Dom, The New Blockaders, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO Wien), Sixes, DJ Olive, Hans Koch, Ignaz Schick, eRikm, Strotter Inst., Christian Weber, Bill Kouligas, Roger Rotor, Small Cruel Party, Dieb13, Due Process, Christian Wolfarth, Martin Baumgartner, Evil Moisture, Charlotte Hug, and many others.
Artist residencies in Berlin, London, Cairo, and elsewhere. Composition Assignment by Arts Council of Switzerland. Workshops and lectures at Music Academy Lucerne, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and the University of Stellenbosch.
Innumerable releases on international labels, including Schimpfluch, Tochnit Aleph, Blossoming Noise, RRR, Entr’acte, Artware, Klanggalerie, SSSM, iDEAL Recordings, Harbinger Sound, and Nihilist Records.
Festival performances and tours: USA, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Africa, and all over Europe.
ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB
Twenty years from now, if I get asked to come up with a list of records or artists that speak of the late 2000s, then Neil Campbell’s Astral Social Club, and very definitely this second full-length for VHF, will be on it. The collision of electronic and acoustic textures is extreme and compelling all at once – spastic drum machines, flickering synthesizer riffs, mangled guitar lines and countless other bits of sonic debris cluttering and then overloading the stereo spectrum. This density of sonic information, packed into every ASC piece, overwhelms, and aurally approximates our own daily information flood, suggesting that instead of resisting it, maybe we should ride it.” (Matthew Wuethrich, dusted)
“Neil Campbell is a one-man subculture. In 30 years of music-making in various configurations of improvised rock, psychedelia and electronics, he has released hundreds of hours of recordings, mainly in micro-editions of home-produced cassette, CD or mp3, and collaborated endlessly with a global network of musicians that have fallen through the cracks of genre or stylistic allegiance. Since separating from Leeds-based guitar drone group Vibracathedral Orchestra in 2006, he has mainly concentrated on his activities as Astral Social Club.” (Joe Muggs, the arts desk)
SPOILS AND RELICS
Rare outing for the scattered trio of Myles, Piercy and Scarr. Tape, electronics and found sounds are fermented with the finest of hops to produce all out gutter scraping musique disintegration and concrete confusion. I hear Henry Rollins is in them
Duo based in Leeds and London, comprised of Bryan Lippin and Jonny Mirror.
“The DOOR approach meshes industrial clang and tape into ordered chaos and abstract fog… call it sound art if you are looking for a way out” – Toru Takemitsu.
N.B. Wharf Chambers is a members’ club and you need to be a member, or guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.