Nika Breithaupt is Nika Son is Nikae is a_cis


lives and works in Hamburg as an musician, artist, sound designer, dj and owl.


* 1981 Bad Berleburg

2005-2012  Studied Fine Arts at HfK Bremen/Prof. Paco Knöller, and at HfbK Hamburg/Prof. Michaela Melián and Asmus Tietchens

2012 Diploma, HfbK Hamburg


Nika Breithaupt alias Nika Son, born 1981 in Bad Berleburg, works as a musician, artist, dj and film sound designer after graduating in Fine Arts at Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HfbK) in 2012.

Influenced by Musique Concrète and the outer space of electronic music, her compositions are built from manipulated and fragmented fieldrecordings, interweaving with analogue synth lines, knocking radiowaves, rare voice scraps and filtered tape layers.

Distinct releases on differing labels, such as MMODEMM, VIS, Sky Walking, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray and on her own label Noctui.

In her work as a sound artist for experimental film, she’s been collaborating with many artists over the years, foremost with the film maker Helena Wittmann.

As a DJ (Nikae) she also runs two regular nights at the notorious Hamburg Golden Pudel Club since 2011 called Next Time (together with Ratkat) and Noctuidae.