Monday 10 October 2016, 8pm
“Sudden Infant go all the way. Nothing is held back.” – Keith Moline, The WIRE
“One of Europe's finest Noise provocateurs!” – Matthew Kosloff, Skyscraper Magazine
After 25 years of extensive solo works and collaborations throughout the Noise, Industrial and Experimental scene, Sudden Infant is now operating as a three-piece band with Joke Lanz on electronics & vocals, Christian Weber on bass and Alexandre Babel on drums.
The international acclaimed noise project has transformed into a Dada-Punk-Noise-Rock trio. Their first band-album „Wölfli’s Nightmare“ in 2014 was produced by Roli Mosimann (Swans, Wiseblood). In the past Sudden Infant toured with Sleaford Mods and played alongside Wolf Eyes, Ben Frost, Merzbow, Derek Bailey, Jim O'Rourke, Thurston Moore, Steve Ignorant, just to name a few.
The brand new 2018 album „Buddhist Nihilism“ was just released by Harbinger Sound UK. It was mixed and mastered by Martin Siewert (Radian) in his Vienna studio and very well received by critics and audiences.
"It’s a fucking tight unit operating in the realms between pure magic and chemistry!" - Richard Johnson / Adverse Effect Magazine
"That Cat Stevens cover is a defining moment with Lanz deconstructing Stevens original delivering the vocals like a maniac, Weber and Babel going at it like an improv duo with a seven second snippet of the original at its end just to remind you of what it once sounded like." - Mark Wharton / Idwal Fisher
"Buddhist Nihilism, the new Sudden Infant album is a real fistful of sturm und drang, a real departure for the band. The new record leaves some of the noise and industrial elements behind and sees the band streamlining its approach. The barebones, minimal throb recalls fellow travelers The Ex and Suicide, with your somewhat unstable downstairs neighbor screaming at the daily horrors flashing on the television screen." - Daniel Blumin / WFMU
Dario Sanfilippo is a specialist in feedback systems. His research is focused on the study and exploration of complex dynamical systems for non-conventional sound synthesis, improvised human-machine interaction performances, and autonomous sound installations. Author of writings, workshops and installations, collaborator of Agostino Di Scipio, Tim Hodgkinson, Thomas Lehn and Andrea Valle, amongst others.
His works have been presented in international festivals and experimental music events (AudioArt festival, Curva Minore, Acoustic Field festivals, Music and performing arts University of Vienna, IEM of Graz...) as well as selected for international conferences and journals (ICMC, SMC, Computer Music Journal).
SEC_ is an electro-acoustic musician and composer from Naples, Italy. With his tape recorder Revox, that he uses in a very physical and unconventional way, SEC_ is a promoter of the new "musique concrète", using at the same time tape manipulations and feedback electronics (no-input feedback, digital feedback, feeddrum, CRT TV, etc...). Continously trespassing the borders between analog and digital, structured and improvised, narrative and abstract, SEC_ tries to build up a new musicality done of cuts, twisted rhythms, sharp or animalistic sounds, deep drones.
Active collaborations with Aspec(t), Jerome Noetinger, Olivier Di Placido, Dave Phillips, Valerio Tricoli, Andy Guhl, Ken Vandermark, Gert-Jan Prins. His records have been released by labels like Bocian Records, Quasi Pop Records, Fratto9, dEN Records, Nuun Records, Gruenrekorder, etc.
- Giulio Nocera / revox b77, laptop, amplified objects
- Renato Grieco / no-input mixing board, microphones, speakers
Les énervés is a neapolitan electroacustic duo formed by the radical improviser Renato Grieco (KNN) and Giulio Nocera, producer and composer with a background in theatre and cinema. The duo is dedicated to the most radical sound research, looking both to the electro-acoustic French masters as to the Japanese noisy improvisers, with a particular interest for the issues of the contemporary electronic music.
Tapes recorders, complex systems of feedback, amplified objects, field recordings and extreme digital treatments, all played strictly live to bring back the sound to its wild state. Beyond the instruments (which can be of every sort), their attempt is to build an attitude to invent, to evocate something and keep it up in the air. The resulting sound is a complex and layered organic gasp that seems to evoke the memory of a buried civilization or the invasion of a bunch of monkeys in the ruins of a gigantic center of radio communications. Their landscapes, though animated by myriads of micro-events, have something of desertic and Kafkaesque.