SUDDEN INFANT photo by Martin Holtkamp
play list :
Sudden Infant : Ne Me Quitte Pas
interview Joke Lanz (voice,electronics)
Sudden Infant : live 1 Café Central 2014/10/21 Brussels
interview Christian Weber (bass)
Sudden Infant : live 2 Café Central 2014/10/21 Brussels
interview Alexandre Babel (drums) and Christian Weber (bass)
Suddent Infant : live 3 Café Central 2014/10/21 Brussles
interview Mario Passarotto (tour manager)
Suddent Infant : live 4 Café Central 2014/10/21 Brussels
setlist by Alexandre Babel
Sudden Infant : Angelic Agony
Joke Lanz: vocals, electronics
Christian Weber: bass
Alexandre Babel: drum
photo by Marcel Derek Ramsay
After 25 years of extensive solo works and collaborations, Sudden Infant will be permanently operating as a three-piece band. The band consists of Christian Weber on bass, Alexandre Babel manning the drums and Joke Lanz on electronics and vocals. The decision behind this transformation was reached at the conclusion of the recordings for the trio's first album, Wölfli's Nightmare, which was released in May 2014 on Voodoo Rhythm Records and is produced by Roli Mosimann (ex Swans).
cover photo by Django Knoth
SUDDEN INFANT - Wölfli's Nightmare - LP/CD (VR1282-VRCD82 / Voodoo Rhythm Records Switzerland)
Joke Lanz (vocals), Christian Weber (bass), Alexandre Babel (drums), produced by Roli Mosimann (ex Swans, Wiseblood)
Recorded & mixed at Saraswati Studios Poland, mastered by Martin Siewert, photo by Oli Knoth, design by Lasse Marhaug
LP comes in heavy jacked silver print with free bonus CD and printed inner sleeve with lyrics
CD in double gatefold cover, silver print, including 12-sided booklet with lyrics
European tour scheduled for October 2014!
Voodoo Rhythm Records
Cargo Records Germany
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 and body 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.
Has worked as garbageman, cleaner, caregiver, night watchman, farmer, record dealer, administrative assistant, bike messenger, chocolate manufacturer, technician, housekeeper, and more.
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 and live shows 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, Martin Tétreault, Brigitte Wilfing, Ute Waldhausen, Julian Sartorius, Mike Majkowski and many others.
Artist residencies in Berlin, London, Vienna and Cairo.
Composition Assignment by Arts Council of Switzerland.
Workshops and lectures at Music Academy Lucerne, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, University of Stellenbosch.
Innumerable releases on international labels, including Schimpfluch, Tochnit Aleph, Blossoming Noise, RRR, Entr’acte, Artware, Klanggalerie, PAN, SSSM,
iDEAL Recordings, Harbinger Sound, and Nihilist Records.
Festival performances and tours in: USA, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Africa, Israel and all over Europe.
photo by Jan Stradtmann
photo by Martin Holtkamp