50 years Joke Lanz w/ Sudden Infant, Shelley Hirsch and many more at Roter Salon / Sunday, 05.04.2015

Let’s celebrate 50 years of Joke Lanz! “Like an open field. Snow. Naked trees. Grey. Children and women along the road. Silence. A black line. Like a never ending funeral procession.” (Leif Elggren)

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.

He 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.


This night brings special performances by Sudden Infant, Shelley Hirsch, Roger Rotor, Petra Flurr, Parabelles, a special guest, and dj sets by Andrew Fearn, Steve Underwood, Bill Kouligas, Rashad Becker and Marc Weiser.

This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.

50 years Joke Lanz w/ Sudden Infant, Shelley Hirsch and many more

Sunday, 05th April 2015 | 20:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

suddeninfant.com | volksbuehne-berlin.de

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