Working within sound since 1989, Daniel Menche spills musical blood in a manner invested with a deeply personal sense of wonder and humanity that pours from the speaker channels, casting him as a totally singular figure in the world of audio limit-pushing.
Gushing waterfalls, storms, throat, skin, heart, massive drums, kids choirs, acoustic instruments, pianos and organs, junk electronics, high tech electronics, garbage, dirt, gold and diamonds . . . There are no rules.
Any and all sounds are possible conduits to music. For Menche there are absolutely no barriers or biases in what can be used. Everything he produces, be it records, live performances, field recordings or video documents, can be seen to explore immersive sensory experience in new, raw and invigoratingly honest ways.
Daniel Menche | Kanticle
With scores of releases on cornerstone labels like Editions Mego, Important, Touch and Sub Rosa and close ties with a host of similarly broad-spectrum adventurers from Stephen O’ Malley through to Vicki “People Like Us” Bennett, Menche is an invigorating and engrossing onstage force.
And he is this force whether coaxing relentless and all-enveloping waves of sound from his own body via metal objects and a bank of pedals or in accompaniment to his own eye-poppingly intense visual work, with the uncompromising majesty of the natural world a recurring theme.
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. He did free studies in performance Art, noise music and turntablism.
Daniel Menche & Sudden Infant LIVE
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 | 21:00 CET
West Germany | Skalitzer Str. 133 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg