Les Reines Prochaines

Les Reines Prochaines

In 1987 as Les Reines des Couteaux (the queens of the knives), Muda Mathis, Teresa Alonso and Regina Florida Schmid showed their first performance in a underground space in Basel. It was all about political statements, rebellion against the bourgeois society and, last but not least, about feminist aesthetics and action. All of the founders are visual artists, and created music by chopping vegetables for a soup, singing and some synthesizer sounds. One year later they continued as Les Reines Prochaines, creating music and multimedia-performances with new members associated with the group: Fränzi Madörin and Pipilotti Rist. Since then Les Reines Prochaines are on tour with changing group members, but held by a strong core. The present line-up is: Michèle Fuchs, Fränzi Madörin, Muda Mathis and Sus Zwick. Almost all of them learned to play their instruments just by joining the group. „The use of music as a medium is just as important to us as the performance itself and the visual environment. This mixture gives us the freedom to cross cultural borders and categories of the various arts“. Over the years, creating shows and music have developed in their own personal style – sometimes they would call it professional dilettantism.


Les Reines Prochaines Discography Tracks


none Les Reines Prochaines Les Reines Prochaines(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Les Reines Prochaines Self-released) none Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
Les Reines Prochaines Jawohl, Sie Kann's. Sie Hat's Geschafft (Album) BOY (Because Of You) Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
Les Reines Prochaines Lob Ehre Ruhm Dank (Album) BOY (Because Of You) Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
ReCDec 72 Les Reines Prochaines Le Coeur En Beurre (Doublegras)(CD, Album) RecRec Music ReCDec 72 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
make 3 Les Reines Prochaines Alberta(CD, Album) Make Up make 3 Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
make 16 Les Reines Prochaines Protest Und Vasen(CD, Album) Make Up make 16 Switzerland 2002 Sell This Version
LRP CD 007 Les Reines Prochaines Starke Kränze (CD, MiniAlbum) RecRec Music LRP CD 007 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
Unrec04/LRP008 Les Reines Prochaines Blut(CD, Album) Unrecords Unrec04/LRP008 Austria 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BOY 017-S Les Reines Prochaines Schweiss Und Tränen(CD, Single) BOY (Because Of You) BOY 017-S Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
ReCDec 62S Les Reines Prochaines Dumme Siech(CD, Single) RecRec Music ReCDec 62S Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version