Extreme Rituals Festival

7 November 2012


NOV. 30 - DEC. 2




Friday 30 November

11:00am - 4.30pm - Extreme Discussions

Panel discussions and talks exploring all things Schimpfluchian, including:

  • Ian McCormick: A Monster Observatory: Freaks, Monsters, The Grotesque and Carnivalesque in Literature, Media and The Arts
  • Gavin Butt: Industrial Sounds from The Post-Industrial North: Leeds Post-Punk Performance
  • Sound/Music/Noise in Performance Art: panel discussion featuring Ron Athey, Leif Elggren, Vicky Langan and Holly Ingleton, Chaired by Thomas John Bacon
  • Extreme History: The Story of The Schimpfluch-Gruppe: as told to Chris Sienko by Rudolf Eb.er, Joke Lanz and M. Vänçi Stirnemann
  • Confrontational and Trangressive Strategies Within Noise Music: Artist's Viewpoints - panel discussion featuring Joke Lanz, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Mike Dando and Dave Phillips, Chaired by Chris Sienko plus special guest performances from Junko Hiroshige, Doreen Kutzke, Ute Waldhausen and Vicky Langan

7.30pm onwards, performances from:

  • Phurpa
    Daniel Löwenbrück & Leif Elggren
  • The New Blockaders & GX Jupitter-Larsen
  • Dave Phillips
  • Bryan Lewis Saunders
  • Rudolf Eb.er & Junko Hiroshige (Hijokaidan)

Saturday 1 December

  • 4.30pm - 6.30pm Extreme Yodelling vocal workshop and group performance led by Doreen Kutzke
  • 6.30pm Extreme Yodelling performance
  • Extreme Yodelling is free to all Extreme Rituals ticketholders, capacity is limited so please inform the Arnolfini box office if you want to participate.

7.30pm onwards, performances by:

  • Trevor Wishart: Globalalia & Vocalise
  • Vicky Langan (Wölflinge)
  • Vagina Dentata Organ
    Joachim Montessuis
    Sudden Infant
    Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck

Sunday 2 December

2pm - 6pm, performances from:

  • Dave Phillips (field recording set)
  • Michael Barthel
  • G*Park
  • Joke Lanz & Ute Waldhausen
  • Alice Kemp
  • Christian Weber
  • Rashad Becker
  • GX Jupitter-Larsen, Rudolf Eb.er, Mike Dando, Joke Lanz present 'Wellenfeld - In Memory of Urs Schwaller'

Throughout the weekend:


  • Off stage performances by Alice Kemp
  • Intravenous, a installation by M. Vänçi Stirnemann
  • Rarely seen Schimpfluch films
  • Schimpfluch photographic exhibition including work from Rudolf Eb.er and Joke Lanz
  • Schimpfluch Psychic Rally radiophonic sound installation
  • Fully stocked Second Layer Records merch stall with many hard to find Schimpfluch and related releases