13 AUG 18


Golden Pudel



°°°°°°° CAM DEAS °°°°°°°live


is a London-based musician and sound artist. Known previously as a solo guitarist and more recently for his live electro-acoustic work, he is currently working with pure synthesis. Deas treats synthetic sounds like alien orchestral sections, exploring polytempos and abstract sounds to create intense yet organic, ever-shifting, immersive sound environments.


some words about his new album:

Time Exercises is a complex study in amorphous polymetric rhythms by Cam Deas for The Death of Rave. His first album composed solely for modular synths and computer, Cam’s follow-up to the acclaimed String Studies for Luke Younger’s Alter label marks a headlong tilt from acoustic to electronic spheres with a staggering effect resulting from meticulous research and process. It sounds as advanced as Xenakis or Roland Kayn superstructures, with the rhythmic displacement of FIS or Autechre, and with a grasp of slippery, mind-bending timbral dissonance comparable to Coil and Rashad Becker records…. (boomkat)


°°°°°°°Ratkat & Nika Son°°°°°°°°°djs

4-5 JULY 18


4. / 5. JULY 2018

Golden Pudel Club


A two-day happening freely based on Conrad Schnitzler.

Schnitzler? Schnitzler!


The self-proclaimed „Intermedialist“ and pioneer of electronic avant-garde music worked on a marathon performance practice in the early years of his artistic career: in his short-lived but legendary Zodiac Free Arts Lab in Berlin in the late Sixties, he led his audience into a whirlwind of sensory experiences: Concerts, installations, videos, and performances interacted with each other and turned into events that still conjure a sparkle in the eyes of their visitors today.


Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011) called himself an “Intermedialist”, for he often expressed himself as a musician, as a composer, and as a video and concept artist at the same time, maybe also as a poet, never as an universal genius, but he surely was a great philosopher. He is regarded as one of the most important pionieers of electronic avant-garde music.

Transcending genres, he has influenced the work of numerous musicians and artists all over the world: As a founding member of the influential Kraut bands Tangerine Dream and Kluster, as a co-founder of the legendary Zodiac Free Arts Lab in Berlin, and with his solo works as well as with his innumerable collaborations.


For ERUPTION the Golden Pudel Club will be transformed into a multiphonic space, based on Ken Montgomery’s New York Sound-Art Gallery Generator. A space that will be changed into new states continuously, for two days and two nights. Besides concerts, a pop-up tape store, video projections, Beschnitzlerungen etc., the multi-channel Schnitzler tapes, presented by Montgomery, form the heart of Eruption. These sound-trips are being remixed several times during the festival and can be consumed by the public while walking, sitting, or lying down – in the dark, or in the light.


>>>> http://cwelle.org/eruption/ <<<<<

27 JUN 18








For the first edition of SKY WALKING LABORATORY at ACUD MACHT NEU we are overjoyed to present an incredible evening of concerts:
After their amazing Tony Conrad tribute show at Kampnagel Hamburg earlier this year, PNIN aka Nika Son, Phillip Sollmann and Joachim Schütz, will play an intro drone concert featuring the hurdy gurdy, a guitar and synths to be followed by the exceptional NIKA SON (Next Time, Golden Pudel Club). KONRAD SPRENGER, who just released his album “Stack Music“ on PAN, will present his midified robotic guitar on a six-channel loudspeaker system. MO CHAN aka Aiko Okamoto will accompany the shows with a selection of Japanese Extravaganza and Queer Electronics.


ACUD MACHT NEU, Veteranenstrasse 21, 10119 Berlin

4 JUN 18


NEXT TIME at blurred edges festival



Andrea Belfi

Scheich in China


Der in Italien geborene Andrea Belfi ist Schlagzeuger, Komponist und experimenteller Musiker. Seine von langen, soundscape-artigen Bögen getragenen Performances sind rhythmisch komplex und dabei atmosphärisch, pulsierend, hypnotisch und voller variierender Klangfarben. Mit einem minimalistischen Drum-Setup, bestehend aus dem finnischen Saari Kit, zusammen mit prägnanten elektronischen Klängen baute Belfi im Lauf der Jahre eine ganz eigene Sound-Welt auf. Für seine energetisch-immersiven Live-Performances konnte er sich über die Jahre einen ausserordentlichen Ruf erarbeiten, sowohl als Solomusiker als auch in zahlreichen Kollaborationen. Veröffentlichungen auf Labels wie Room40, Miasmah und Float.


Scheich in China kombiniert Schlagzeug und Elektronik, wenn auch in gebrochenerer Art und Weise. Industrielle Schläge brechen frei, verwoben mit Noise, Modularsprudel und feinen Feldaufnahmen. Scheich in China ist auch bekannt als Alsen Rau, sowie Collaborateur bei Esmark, On + Brr und dem DJ-Duo Brenzhold. Veröffentlichungen bei solch delikaten Hamburger Labels wie VIS, Hafenschlamm und Pleisto.


Djs: Nikae & Ratkat


Golden Pudel

6 MAY 18




C (Nika Son & F#X)



Laurel Halo




5 MAY 18


Chairs, Speakers, sparse Light

at sic! Raum für Kunst / Luzern


Dass Sound ein künstlerisches Material sein kann, ist eine Prämisse für Chairs, Speakers, sparse Light. Denn gefragt wird hier nicht ob, sondern wie Sound in einem Ausstellungsraum präsentiert werden kann – ohne dabei Nebenprodukt einer Installation oder Videoarbeit zu sein, und ohne als Konzert ins Rahmenprogramm einer Kunstinstitution abgeschoben zu werden. In Form einer abendfüllenden Veranstaltung soll dies befragt und untersucht werden: Kompositionen verschiedener Künstler_innen aus dem In- und Ausland werden vorgestellt und abgespielt. Das Setting ist dabei auf das Mindeste reduziert: Stühle, Lautsprecher, spärliches Licht – der Sound steht im Ausstellungsraum für sich.


Félicia Atkinson (FR)

Lawrence English (AU)

Koen Holtkamp (NL/US)

Nika Son (DE)

Franziska Lingg (CH)

Hagar Masoud (EG)

Shayu + σφαιρικό (CH)

20 APR 18


Shari Vari







arkaoda Berlin

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.