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Sudden Infant/Violet/Twilight Memories in DC, Sunday 5/4

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  • Scott Verrastro
    Clavius Productions presents: Sunday, May 4 Velvet Lounge 915 U St NW WDC http://www.velvetloungedc.com 202-462-3213 $8, doors at 9pm, 18+ Sudden Infant
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      Clavius Productions presents:

      Sunday, May 4
      Velvet Lounge
      915 U St NW WDC
      $8, doors at 9pm, 18+

      Sudden Infant (Berlin)
      Violet (DC)
      Twilight Memories of the Three Suns (DC)
      Caustic Castle (Richmond)

      Joke Lanz aka SUDDEN INFANT creates a unique blend of physical
      sound-poetry and dadaistic vocal expressions, using contact
      microphones, prerecorded soundloops and noises. Member of the infamous
      SCHIMPFLUCH collective, singer of the notorious CATHOLIC BOYS IN HEAVY
      LEATHER and long time accompanist of Rudolf Eb.er, he's presenting his
      work since more than 20 years all over the world. Born in Switzerland,
      now based in Berlin, Joke Lanz has collaborated with the likes of
      Z'EV, Carlos Giffoni, Peter Kowald, Christian Marclay, Norbert
      Möslang, DJ Olive, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Christian Weber, Charlotte
      Hug, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Roger Rotor, Strotter Inst, Evil Moisture,
      Astro, Small Cruel Party and many more. Music for contemporary dance,
      theatre, sound-installations and short-films. Innumerable releases on
      international labels e.g. Entracte, RRR, Tochnit Aleph, Blossoming
      Noise, Artware, Klanggalerie, SSSM. Artist residencies in Berlin
      (1999) and London (2004). Composition assignment by Pro Helvetia Arts
      Council of Switzerland (2006).

      http://suddeninfant .com
      http://www.myspace. com/suddeninfant noise


      Thursday, May 8
      Velvet Lounge
      $8, doors at 9pm, 18+

      Kuschty Rye Ergot (ex-Redeemers/Promise Breakers, mem. of Kohoutek) http://www.myspace. com/kuschtyryeer got
      Portable Noise Kremator (experimental noise from Belgium)
      http://www.myspace. com/mangenerated
      http://www.mangener ated.com/ norma/
      All Violet (DC)  http://www.zeromoon .com
      Woody Sullender (experimental banjo from NYC)
      http://www.deadceo. com/unclewoody/

      Under the not-so-clever moniker of "Uncle Woody Sullender", Woody Sullender performs improvised banjo music, playing with and against the cultural baggage of the instrument. While alluding to the "traditional" musics of his home states of Virginia and North Carolina, he explores a diverse plane of plucked string music from around the world as well as incorporating punk, noise, free jazz, etc.

      Over the past few years, Sullender has been defining himself as a pre-eminent experimental banjo performer, sharing bills around the US with familiar avant-garde guitarists, lutists, and psych acts such as Jackie-O Motherfucker, MV & EE, Jack Rose, Ric Bishop, Josef Von Wissem, Keenan Lawler, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Paul Metzger.

      Before relocating to Brooklyn in 2005, Sullender was heavily involved in the Chicago experimental music community performing with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kyle Bruckmann, Carol Genetti, Jason Ajemian, Michael Zerang, members of the Vandermark 5, Cheer Accident among others.

      Previously, he has worked with pioneering electronic composers such as Pauline Oliveros and Maryanne Amacher (incorporating his banjo recordings into Amacher's "TEO! A sonic sculpture" which won the Golden Nica prize at the 2005 Ars Electronica festival).

      Among other activites, he is currently teaching in the Media Studies department at the New School and hosts a weekly radio program on WFMU, Monday afternoons, noon-3pm.

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