20 APR 18


5 APR 18

A Tribute To Tony Conrad:Stephen O’Malley [Sunn O)))] / PNIN:

Konzert + Filmscreening: “Completely in the Present”


Der 2016 verstorbene Tony Conrad gilt als Pionier im Bereich Minimal- und Dronemusik und hat auch im Experimentalfilmbereich deutliche Spuren hinterlassen. Gemeinsam mit La Monte Young, John Hassel und John Cale (den er auf die Idee des Bandnamen Velvet Underground brachte) und weiteren Musikern war er in den 1960er Jahren Teil des neo-dadaistischen Theatre Of Eternal Music. 1973 nahm er mit der deutschen Krautrock Band Faust das wegweisende Album »Outside the Dream Syndicate« auf. Seine Arbeiten im Bereich Video- und Performancekunst wurden in Museen wie dem MoMA, dem Whitney Museum oder der Documenta in Kassel gezeigt.

Um das musikalische Erbe Tony Conrads wach zu halten, spielen Stephen O’Malley, Mitglied der legendären Drone Band Sunn O))), und die sich aus dem Umfeld des Golden Pudel Clubs gegründete Gruppe PNIN, bestehend aus Joachim Schütz, Nika Son und Phillip Sollmann, ein Tribute-Konzert.

Vorher wird im Alabama Kino Tyler Hubbys sehenswerten Film über Tony Conrad »Completely in the Present« gezeigt.



23-24 MAR 18


Ilija Lazarevic & Felix Boekamp

KRATZEN (sich)

exhibition and live vinyl etching




jennifer bennett

die eichhörnchen

christian ertel

axel heil

frau kraushaar

fee kuerten

michaela melián

norbert möslang

roberto ohrt

stefan römer

anna schütten

wolfgang seidel

nika son

asmus tietchens

jan st. werner




12 FEB 18



SCHLUSS (Sky Walking)


From the circles of Hamburg’s Golden Pudel Club the duo Schluss presents their debut album “28” on Sky Walking. Éric Falconnier and Joachim Schütz join another adventure into Spontaneous Music- free and intense, demanding and magical.
A life dedicated to Noise, Experimental Music and Free Jazz, Éric Falconnier played in several formations such as Gebrochene Beine who appeared with the most notable piece on the previous Sky Walking compilation. Joachim Schütz is known for his collaborations with Ellen Fullman, Konrad Sprenger, Arnold Dreyblatt and Samara Lubelsky to only name a few. Schütz is also part of the Metabolismus collective.
With their dynamic, fragile and highly surprising Live sets and recordings, Schluss are on the path to decline expectations and burst conventions.


djs: Ratkat und Nikae


Release on First Terrace Records Compilation Tape


1. Machinefabriek – Clarinet Tape/Piano Tape 05:43

2. Nur – DLA3 03:42

3. Zohastre – MVTMJSUNP 05:02

4. Sukitoa O Namau – Cette phrase a-t-elle été écrite avant ou après que la maison ne soit détruite 03:24

5. C. Diab – Daniel and Henrik Battle the Bull of Heaven at Uruk 05:37

6. Rupert Clervaux – Ignescent 08:05

7. Ola Saad – Running 03:49

8. Daniel Klag – Partial 04:08

9. Chra – Red Robin 04:58

10. Nika Son – Wrill Nos Tad 04:41

11. Vida Vojić – Untouch 02:45

12. Specimens – All Life Eventually Turns To Dust 07:33

13. Angélica Negrón / Janus Trio – Drawings for Meyoko 07:35

20 JAN 18



Internationales Festival für experimentelle Musik


17. – 20. Januar 2018 – Kampnagel, Jarrestrasse 20, 22303 Hamburg

18 JAN 18

Struma + iodine



Robert Schwarz Release-Show »Double Negative«

Nika Son


Rhiz/ Vienna

8 JAN 18

Next Time / Time Machine


Ratkat & Nikae



5 JAN 18



just to see


by N.Son & J.Jembere


a circling performance surrounded by cats and other humans




Kunst und Kultur e.V.


16 DEC 17



Vol. I



Bear Bones, Lay Low (Tav Exotic, KRAAK, Brussels)

CREDIT 00 (Rat Life Records, Uncanny Valley, Dresden)

Lo Kindre (Optimo Music, MR TC, Glasgow)

Nika Son (Golden Pudel Club, HH)



Rugilé (Berlin)

Jenya Sobol (ARMA17, Moscow)

Phuong Dan (Golden Pudel Club, HH)

Judith Crasser (Pracht, Lpzg)

Tussn (HH)

Esclé (Pracht, Lpzg)


curated by Simon Clement


at Moloch, HH

11 DEC 17



Rosaceae (Neoprimitive)



Hye-Eun Kim




Ratkat & Nikae

13 NOV 17




Phil Struck 


Phil Struck is a sound artist and photographer. His work is based on experimenting with different surfaces and layers of black and white laser prints, sampling from odd sound sources, random data streams and the usage of microphones + various synthesizer.


ratkat & nikae



a two weeks „radio-sound art-festival“ from 6th-19th November


very insomnia friendly 2 weeks 24 hours!


My sound piece will broadcast:

>> Thurs, 9th November 2017 @ 10:45 am – 11:00 am (GMT)
also hier eine stunde später >>> Do 11:45 – 12:00


Surfacing underneath you sea asu lapis

Nika Son


Trying to imagine being underneath a liquid that we call water while clutching to a metal ledge of a big concrete building with air in my lungs. Sensing water in your ears and eyes. Being split by water. Thoughts astray.

Algaic groaning gulping machines touching the liquid surface. Outer voices uttering in displaced languages. Who are you I am? Sinking. Waves floating over and under. Listening to antartic krill that sway to and fro. Emerging. Walking over oceanic noise, turning the page.

Your ears on surfaces.

13 OCT 17





Alessandro Cortini

Nika Son





Conne Island

9 OCT 17



L Twills


Nino Svireli

Die wilden Zeichnungen des Malers Ur


Ratkat & Nikae

27 SEPT 17




Carl Simon (Mmodemm)

Enchante (Jolly Discs)



Carl Simon aka Mutandini Karl aka Host Stewart aka Charlotte Simon ist die andere Hälfte von Les Trucs und Mitgründerin des ausserordentlich feinen Tape-Labels MMODEMM.

Ihre 1001 A.K.A.s deuten es an: Carl Simon ist umtriebig, gibt wenig auf Grenzen und Transgression. Carly is living, breathing, djing, mutating Minimal Wave, japanischen Gagaku, cheesy Postpunk, Industrial-Tapes und House History.


Enchante ist Dj und Produzent aus London, Labelbetreiber bei Jolly Discs, Mitveranstalter von Top Nice und Bildender Künstler, derweil in Frankfurt am Main.

11 SEPT 17

Next Time



Annawooh (Stoscha/ffm)

Annawooh uses electronic soundscapes, her voice, and beats to create an image of a desolate landscape. Its a place where humans are small, and the image is both dark as well as humorous.

Debut album coming out 20 September 2017 on Stoscha.



Ratkat & Nikae


at Golden Pudel


World premiere of DRIFT in Venice at SIC!



HD / 5.1 Dolby Surround / 16:9 / color / 97min / 2017


CAST  Theresa George / Josefina Gill



CONCEPT / RESEARCH  Theresa George


29 JUL 17




SVEN KACIREK (Schlagwerk) //

CHARLY SCHÖPPNER (Rahmentrommel)


NIKA SON (Elektronik)


CHAD POPPLE (Drums) //

JOHN HUGHES (Kontrabass)


DAVID WALLRAF (Elektronik/Noise)

urban string

urban string – Bach/Hosokawa/Butoh

22/06 – 23/06/17



Tadashi Endo, Butoh

Nika Son, Electronics

Ensemble Resonanz


Resonanzraum, Hamburg

C Tour

C (Nika Son & F#X) live
touring the malmö-warsaw-berlin triangle ►


29.04. Intonal Festival – Malmö, sweden

+ Nikae dj-set at Red light radio > broadcasting 20-21 h

30.04. Światło – at K 55, Warszawa, poland

04.05. C and D Heads – Sameheads, Berlin

w/Phuong-Dan, Nachi


Thankyouu Alex Solman for the loveliest tour poster you can get! <3


20 APR 17

Ondulation & Totenfunk


Les Trucs: Totenfunk

im Anschluss Tonbandstimmen mit Nikae (Golden Pudel Club)


>> Geheimsalon, Frankfurt

For membership info and location of the salon, call 0176-90967356.

Mini Tour



Nina & Nikae

at Berlin Community Radio  >> 17h-19h


Scheich in China (live)

Nika Son (live)



at Alt-Stralau, Berlin



Scheich in China (live)

Nika Son (live)


at Pracht, Leipzig

9 FEB 17

next time toast

18 JAN 17


klub katarakt
International Festival for Experimental Music

January 18th – 21st, 2017


18 Jan >> C (Nika Son & F#X) / live

21 Jan >> Phuong-Dan & Nikae / Dj-Set




27 NOV 16



Channel Sunday

Nika Son – mnemonic string


A reciprocal glow at the edge of the retina, a confused bleeping in the cochlea – in the last episode of Channel Sundays Nika Son presents a noisy sketch in space.


mnemonic string is a performance: an ensemble of objects, devices, people and sounds that linger in the dark, take shape and disappear. The visual elements only materialize when touched by light, whereas the sound moves more freely, insubstantially. It eludes the mise-en-scène, plays with coincidences and shapes its own way through space.


One’s attention is held by the echoes of sensory perception, (dis)orientation, repetition, reverberation and its dispersion. How do perceptions link up in space? Which memories are shared by both eye and ear? Can sound bristle? – And what on earth does cranstrikzss mean?


Beginn 15:30 Uhr
Kunsthaus Hamburg,

Klosterwall 15, 20095 Hamburg




C first release on V I S  !!


° ° ° ° ° ° °


C on Radio:


30 OCT 16




30 October 2016, 19 h
Stefan Helmreich will give a lecture on the scientific domestication of waves and their (wild) mythological background. It’s role will have to be examined.


Following his thoughts, Nika Son and Helena Wittmann will present a video-sound-installation: Ocean waves are sound waves are light waves.


Finally, Theresa George and Stefan Helmreich will talk about questions and memories that emerge between rhythm, space and language.
STEFAN HELMREICH is Elting E. Morison Professor of Anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). His research examines the works and lives of biologists thinking through the limits of ‘life’ as a category of analysis. He has written two ethnographies on the topic: “Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World (1998)” is about computer modeling in the life sciences and looks at the social and simulated worlds of Artificial Life. In “Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas (2009)” we can follow him to the deep sea and microscopic worlds of marine biologists. Currently he is working on wave science, in domains ranging from oceanography to cosmology to medicine to acoustics to social theory.


Westwerk, Admiralitätsstr. 74, Hamburg

2 OCT 16

Bei den allerletzten 45



4 SEP 16


noctuidae at kraniche /



Svarte Greiner (Miasmah/Type)

Aaron Moore (Volcano the bear)




Brenzhold (Kraniche)

Nikae (Noctuidae/Pudel)



Svarte Greiner is the shadow casted solo guise of Berlin based

Norwegian Erik K Skodvin (B/B/S, Deaf Center). Inhabiting his own genre of Acoustic Doom since the early Type records days, his music and live performance can be seen as something of a time stopping cinematic experience, embodied by surreal peaks of guitar improvisations and low rumbling drones. Working otherwise with soundscapes both for visuals, film and as inspirations for his own record label Miasmah, he attempts to purvey something of a timeless and honest sound merging melancholy with horror.



Primarily a drummer he generally considers any instrument or object playable in one way or another. Moore is a founding member of the English experimental group Volcano The Bear. Formed in 1995 VTB have been critically acclaimed as one the leading lights of the British experimental music scene. In a 2006 feature on the group the Wire magazine described them as “producing some of the finest, wildest British music of the last 10 years on record & on stage”.

As a solo performer Moore thrives on the unpredictable. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2006, he has been developing his solo work in a number of ways using 4-track tape machines, percussion, trumpet and voice to create methodical sonic environments, with the constant potential for chaos and collapse leading him to new territories. A habit for audience participation/gentle manipulation is also crucial to his live work. Moore is a firm believer in spontaneity. Being as loosely prepared as possible is his mother of invention.

Moore has appeared on over 40 albums with various groups & toured extensively in Europe and North America. He has a number of other ongoing projects including a duo with Argentinian improvisor Alan Courtis, Brooklyn based ’notjazz‘ group Gospel Of Mars and has collaborated/performed with Thierry Muller, Boredoms, A Hawk & A Hacksaw, and the LAFMS group AIRWAY amongst many others.

26 AUG 16


C live / Phuong-Dan / Rolande Garros / DJ Simon



AMP  Frankfurt

23 JULI 16


Golden Pudel Club presents: 10 Years Gatto Musculoso


Felix Kubin (Gagarin) live

Tolouse Low Trax (Salon des Amateurs) live

C (Nika Son & F#X) live


Good News (VIS)

Phuong-Dan (Gatto Musculoso)

Ron Morelli (L.I.E.S.)

Alessandro Adriani (Mannequin)

Cindy Looper (Golden Pudel Club)

Bobbie* (PAL)

Alexis Le-Tan (ESP Institute)

Philip Berg (Blind Bodies)


>>> übel & gefährlich

14 JUN 16


Film & Sound  // 15 corners of the world – Eugeniusz Rudnik


Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. As part of the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio, he revealed hidden value in rough and rejected sounds long before the rise of the DJs. In an era of electronic music created in a workshop resembling a scientific lab, he composed music to reach and to portray other human beings.


“15 Corners of the World” is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Following the rhythms of architecture, the human body, and the throbbing pulse of nature we discover a new reality. We touch the sound.


Moving images reveal a miracle that emerged in the age of tape recorders and disappeared with the advent of computers. They express the wonder of the analogue era – the urge to experiment, to discover new territory, explore the borderlands, and constantly search for new means of expression.




11 JUN 16

2+3 JUN 16


urban string :: bach butoh


Tadashi Endo (Butoh)

Nika Son (Electronics)

Ensemble Resonanz


Resonanzraum – Hamburg


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NIKA SON on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray compilation series

Annual General Meeting Record – Volume 1 – to be released on Digital and Limited Edition Cassette on 1 February 2016.

Profits from all releases of the Annual General Meeting Record series will go to a different charity every year. Volume I is in aid of the NGO charity – Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors without Borders (MSF).



Septobel – Benge

Ravoir – Ausschuss

33 – Bernholz

Disquiet – Alex Painter (Great Pagans)

Wyndow Hole – Nika Son

Fizzy Logic – Deeds

Polite Applause – Acquaintance

Iliim – Rosen

Outer Body – Gazelle Twin

Slipping – Don’t Look

Resolute – Future Image

New For You! – Cardinal Fang