ON AIR Sept 4, 2023 00:00-23:59 CET


Photo of Joke Lanz by Martin Baumgartner

Photo of Joke Lanz by Martin Baumgartner

Joke Lanz, a virtuoso turntablist and performance artist and a true luminary in the world of experimental sound and lovely noise making, takes center stage in our next RADIOPHONIC MONDAY with unearthed hidden or recent gems from his personal archive.


* JOKE LANZ, an exclusive pre-release showcase of «Zungsang» (2021/2023). Powerful, with bite and humor. Joke Lanz’ compositions on «Zungsang» offer a sharp observation of idiosyncrasies and situations in our society, infused with nods to Swiss culture. Originally released as a C-30 cassette in a limited edition, «Zungsang» will soon be released on LP on the French label Force Majeure.

* JOKE LANZ «Joke Lanz plays Sudden Infant», released 2016 as LP album on iDEAL Recordings, Sweden. This album is a unique production, crafted solely with turntables. Joke Lanz primarily utilized older Sudden Infant LPs, recycling them in an impressive manner.

* JOKE LANZ «Farewell Letter» from the CD-Compilation «Speak Unless Spoken To», released 2017 on WFMU, Jersey City, USA. The composition originates from the farewell letter written by Joke Lanz's father in 1978, before he embarked on his final journey.

* JOKE LANZ / SOPHIE AGNEL / MICHAEL VATCHER «Animals», released January 26, 2023, CD+digital on Klanggalerie, Vienna, Austria. After an extensive European tour in February/March 2023, the album "Animal" (2023) is now playing on SONIC MATTER_radio!!

On every even hour

Zungsang (2021/2023)
00:00:00 Zungsang Sankt Jokem II
00:04:38 Königreich Fliegen=Wald
00:06:28 Kater Gott und Hund
00:07:26 Tschimberasso Südwand
00:09:11 Urial von Gobizorn
00:11:10 Du Grüsel Du
00:14:12 Häxa=Glogga
00:15:35 Prositt
00:17:43 Schlaaff=Chliine
00:19:57 Un=glüks=Fall=Streke
00:20:28 Dirty Looks (Bonus Track)
00:26:33 Riesen=Schöpfung (Bonus Track)
00:33:00 Voice in my Head (Bonus Track)
00:39:10 Crane Boy (Revisited) (Bonus Track)

Joke Lanz plays Sudden Infant (2016)
00:41:02 Except For The Cows

WFMU - "Speak Unless Spoken To" CD Compilation (2017)
00:58:08 Lanz_Farewell Letter

Joke Lanz plays Sudden Infant (2016)
01:03:18 The First Is The Worst

01:20:46 Laughing Hyenas
01:22:29 Lullaby For Dionysus
01:25:16 Poltergeist Activity
01:31:18 Baby On Board
01:34:08 Michael Nyman Fell Asleep
01:37:08 Agatha Christie’s Notebook
01:39:38 Metallic Meditation
01:43:16 It’s Not Allowed
01:45:50 Odobenus Rosmarus
01:49:05 Wally Walrus
01:50:06 Siren Song
01:56:03 Frog Pond Ballet
01:57:18 Paul Rutherford’s Trombone

Website Joke Lanz/Sudden Infant

Bandcamp "Zungsang" (2021/2023)

Bandcamp "Joke Lanz plays Sudden Infant" (2016)


blablabor in the BACK ROOM of SONIC MATTER_radio

Suddenly they tune in, the radio artists of blablabor in their ominous back room. If you're lucky, you micht catch them…

The back room is furnished with a worn sofa, a coffee machine (but who is actually responsible for disposing of the coffee grounds?) and newspapers from the last few weeks. blablabor listens to the radio, reads coffee grounds and bundles up old newspapers. In between, it moderates the radio programme. Sets measures, determines, moderates, guides, directs. That's how the definition of moderation wants it. With blablabor, this results in a cheerful play with one's own actions. Moderation becomes the subject of poetry, sound and play.

About blablabor

A commission of the SONIC MATTER Platform, supported by SRKS - Foundation for Radio and Culture Switzerland and SWISS PERFORM.

jingles and

2021 SONIC MATTER_radio commissioned artists Annette Schmucki and Reto Friedmann of blablabor.

"jingles and signets" blablabor makes music out of the words sonic, matter and radio; small precise figures of word and sound. Jingles. Core and gestalt of SONIC MATTER_radio.

blablabor creates a collection of jingles and signets for SONIC MATTER_radio. These set themselves apart from the rest of SONIC MATTER_Radio's music program by being consistently based on language. The name 'SONIC MATTER_radio' serves as the linguistic basis; spoken, played or sung. Always in the air the recognizable same or similar sound. The small composed text shapes are distributed to the musicians of the blablembles, who translate them into sound, tone, rhythm, and send the recordings to blablabor. blablabor produces the jingles from the growing speech-musical material. Participating artists so far: Hartmut Andres, voice, blablabor, voice, Andrew Digby, trombone, Martin Lorenz, drum, Christoph Luchsinger, trumpet, Eva Nievergelt, voice, Lucas Rössner, bassoon, Daniel Studer, double bass, Stephan Wittwer, e-guitar.

Here you find more details about the individual jingles and signets


SONIC MATTER_radio is an essential partner of the festival throughout the year, not only broadcasting but also "listening". SONIC MATTER always stays within earshot of our audiences and artists by addressing current and relevant issues that concern them and reflecting them in music and radio art. Through "Open Calls" and widespread collaborations, we aim to build an accessible and sustainable presence locally, nationally and internationally. Above all, SONIC MATTER_radio plays a lot of music. It sees itself as an information carrier for the festival as well as an art radio, thus broadcasting information about the festival activities, interviews with SONIC MATTER artists, live streams, educational activities, and features from our guest festivals. SONIC MATTER_radio also presents artistic works developed specifically for the medium of radio.

SONIC MATTER_radio is generously supported by srks/fsrc - Swiss Foundation for Radio and Culture and SWISSPERFORM.

(coming soon)

04.10.2021 featuring Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann / Mélia Roger
01.11.2021 featuring Celeste Oram / Anselm Caminada / Micha Seidenberg & Valentina Pini
03.01.2022 featuring Claudio Landolt / Hildegard Westerkamp / Ludwig Berger
07.02.2022 featuring Manon Fantini / John Bisset
07.03.2022 featuring Sisters Akousmatica / Emily Sanzaro / Rosalind Hall / Beatriz Ferreyra / Fari Bradley

02.12.2021 with Nicole Mitchell / Murat Çolak / Jessie Cox