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Tuesday, May 13th 2008 - 8pm

Semata & Intransitive Present:

Sudden Infant (Switzerland)/Nmperign
Newton Armstrong/Will Guthrie (Australia)
The Epicureans

Sudden Infant
Joke Lanz aka Sudden Infant creates an unique blend of physical sound-poetry and dadaistic vocal expression, using contact microphones, prerecorded soundloops and noises.
The result is abrupt Musique Concrète juxtapositions of spasmodic gibbering and a battery of disorienting electronics. It's a fragmented field of sound that comes to its own autonomy!
Born in Switzerland, now based in Berlin, Joke Lanz is presenting his work since more than 20 years all over the world.
Music for contemporary
dance, theatre, sound-installations and short-films. Innumerable releases on international labels e.g. Schimpfluch, Entr'acte, RRR, Tochnit Aleph, Blossoming Noise, SSSM, Artware, Klanggalerie, MSBR.
Led workshops about Turntablism & Noise Music at the Music Academy Lucerne.
Artist residencies in Berlin (1999) and London (2004).
Composition assignment by Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland (2006).

Nmperign has been hailed the world over as the leading purveyors of whatever that strange thing they do is. Their palette of sounds makes laptops seem as flexible as doorbells, and their precise but wildly unpredictable improvisations would have you at the edge of your seat if you weren't so afraid of the noise you would make getting there. Fierce and fragile, lush and fractured, nmperign is tough to pin down and all the better for it.

Will Guthrie
Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie uses home-made instruments, amplified found and junk, microphones & electronics alongside more conventional drums and cymbals. Originally a drummer he has worked in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation, studio composition. In Australia and France he organizes concerts and also runs the experimental improvised CD label and mailorder service; ANTBOY MUSIC. Regular collaborators past and present include Matthew Earle, Adam Sussmann, Ferran Fages, Jean-Philippe Gross, Greg Kingston, Helmut Schaefer, Julien Ottavi, Manu Leduc, Keith Rowe, Jerome Noetinger, Sébastien Coste, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Robbie Avenaim, Erell Latimier, Jim Denley, Ren Walters, Clayton Thomas, Mark Simmonds, Snuff Puppetts. Will currently lives in Nantes, France.

Newton Armstrong
"I'm a composer and performer. I'm also a teacher, writer, hacker, and occasional builder of electronic musical instruments. I'm interested in how we listen, how we make sense of sound, and how we negotiate issues such as listening and sense-making when we decide to push sound about in time and space. I've found that other people have very different notions and experiences of time and space, and that these differences are part of what makes other people fascinating. This has led me to work with all sorts of musicians, writers, dancers, choreographers, scientists, engineers, philosophers, and film, video, and installation artists. Sometimes I think that art is only about asking questions. But it's not just a matter of asking profound or beautiful questions, it's a matter of asking the right questions. Or maybe it's that the right questions are always and inevitably profound and beautiful. I don't know, but there are some important questions still waiting to be asked."

The Epicureans
formed in 2008 the epicureans have the hottest new sound out there. they range from sparse 'lowercase' type music to "full on" (as the kids say these days) noise with a hardcore metal edge. at once playful and brutal, the epicureans are your best friends and your enemies worst enemy. when they say 'we love you' at the end of every show they mean it. music is all about love and the epicureans, with their thirst for seeking pleasure, are here to provide.