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xenofox & JOKE LANZ

Olaf Rupp - electric guitar
Rudi Fischerlehner - drums
Joke Lanz - turntables


A room with view: Olaf Rupp is one of the leading figures of Berlin’s very lively improviser’s scene since years. Following the tradition of consequent improvisation and deep listening, he constantly explores new ways to work with the electric guitar as a tool for musical communication. Xenofox is a hard working Duo project of Rupp and the Berlin- based eclectic drummer Rudi Fischerlehner.

As the very special Trio “Xenofox & Joke Lanz”, they present a unique and innovative form of improvised music for the electric guitar, drums and turntables which is highly entertaining and is clearly influenced by trip hop as well as by punk and performance art through the unmistakeable involvement of the Swiss DJ artist and “Sudden Infant” founding member Joke Lanz. Real-time music at its best!
(Text from the program of A LŽArme Festival Berlin 2017)

"Rupp, one of the leading figures of Berlin’s Echtzeit scene, and Fischerlehner, an excellent Berlin-based drummer, have been playing together under the moniker Xenofox for years. With Swiss DJ artist Joke Lanz on turntables they combined sampling techniques, trip hop influences and freely improvised music. Lanz (...) was an obvious extension for Xenofox. So it was no surprise that they didn’t have to warm up and started raging full-on.
Rupp’s unique style with a lot of tremolos and arpeggios and Fischerlehner’s grooves were attacked by Lanz’ provocative intersperses, which created weird and crass beats. But like in the aforementioned concert with Sophie Agnel the band was at their best in the quieter moments, when they created the atmosphere for the more dynamic passages. A really great show."
Martin Schray,



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