16 JAN 19

KLUB KATARAKT

International Festival for Experimental Music
January 16th – 19th, 2019

 

At

Kampnagel, Hamburg

14 JAN 19

NEXT TIME First Time 2019

 

w/ BRENZ-HOLD (Kraniche)

 

+Nika Son

-Ratkat 🙁 (next time!)

 

pudel

Chairs Speakers sparse Light

now online in form of a very special website:

 

>>  http://cssl.space/  <<

 

Chairs Speakers sparse Light is based on the idea that sound can be an artistic material. In the context of exhibition spaces, sound thus should not be downgraded as a byproduct of an installation or be pushed into fringe events such as concerts. Therefore, the question at hand is not if, but rather how sound can be presented in an exhibition space.

To examine this question seven international artists have been commissioned to compose a sound piece. Those pieces then were presented during an evening at Lucerne’s sic! Raum fĂŒr Kunst in May 2018, where the setting in the space was reduced to the max—to chairs, speakers, sparse light.

 

The seven artists involved were Lawrence English, Nika Son, Franziska Lingg, Koen Holtkamp, Hagar Masoud, Shayu + Sfairiko, and FĂ©licia Atkinson.

 

Chairs, Speakers, sparse Light was initiated by Martina Lussi and Remo Bitzi.

Now, PrÀsens Editionen publishes six of the seven original pieces on this website designed by Luca Napoli.

 

The files will be available for download on Bandcamp soon.

22 DEC 18

 

zweikommasieben x MMODEMM

 

w/ Nika Son, FM Aether, Carl Simon, Jolly, zweikommasieben DJs

 

Since 2015, MMODEMM has been releasing music by artists such as Felix Kubin, Nika Son, Das Ding, Hypnobeat, Container, Wilted Woman, Nick Klein, Yung Prado, dane//close, Machine Woman, As Longitude, and Palmbomen II. The Frankfurt-based label’s compelling selection lines up uncannily with zweikommasieben’s tastes. That is why the Swiss magazine teams up with MMODEMM for a collaborative night at Umbo featuring Hamburg resident and Golden Pudel affiliate Nika Son (live), FM Aether, Carl Simon, Jolly, and zweikommasieben DJs.

 

Nika Son – LIVE

FM Aether – TAPE-DJ-SET

Carl Simon – DJ

Jolly – DJ

zweikommasieben DJs

 

zweikommasieben is a Swiss magazine that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary music and sounds since the summer of 2011.

 

at UMBO, ZĂŒrich

TAPE RELEASE MMODEMM

                                        TAPE RELEASE ON

 

>>>>>>>       MMODEMM ♄        <<<<<<<<

19 DEC 18

 

Nika Son & Bellye Woddy

>> Der Geheime Salon <<

 

19.12.2018, 20.30 Uhr

 

Als dritte Teilnehmerin einer einmonatigen Studioresidenz, welche das Tapelabel MMODEMM in Zusammenarbeit mit dem KĂŒnstlerhaus Mousonturm vergibt, prĂ€sentiert Nika Breithaupt alias Nika Son ihre Arbeit in Form eines Konzerts, sowie eines Kassetten-Releases im Geheimen Salon.

Die in Hamburg lebende Musikerin, DJ und bildende KĂŒnstlerin ist regelmĂ€ĂŸig Gastgeberin der Reihen „Next Time“ und „Noctuidae“ im Golden Pudel Club und Initiatorin des Festivals „Eruption“, das sich in diesem Jahr dem Musik- und VideokĂŒnstler Conrad Schnitzler widmete.
In ihren Live-Sets kommunizieren analoge Synthesizer mit manipulierten Tape-Maschinen und Fieldrecordings mit gebrochenen Beats.

FĂŒr die musikalische Rahmung sorgt Bellye Woddy, welcher als Teil des Labels Denovali und host der Radioshow „Succes Stories“ auf Radio X und LYL Radio musikalischen Nischen regelmĂ€ssig Gehör verschafft.

Photo: Pelle Buys

16 / 17 NOV 18

Phuong-Dan

RVDS

Nika Son

 

at

 

Hosoi

and

Love Potion

Stockholm

 

 

SURFACING UNDERNEATH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE RELEASE

Surfacing underneath

 

on  Psykick Dancehall Recordings

 

17-20 OCT 18

papiripar
festival for pop | art | rotation
17th-20th October
KĂŒnstlerhĂ€user Westwerk and Wendenstrasse, Hamburg

 

papiripar

is a quasi-palindromic propeller that diffuses the boundaries between

image, sound and word. Boundaries become blurred and complex patterns

evolve. The symmetry stumbles over its own mirror axis.

papiripar will take place for the first time in October of 2018.

The festival is dedicated to conceptual and progressive approaches

to pop music and its intersection with art, film and performance.

//

Live:

Deux Boules Vanille

Jan Jelinek + Lucrecia Dalt: A Tribute to Ursula Bogner

Manu Louis

Sven-Åke Johansson

The Modern Institute

Toresch

/

Exhibition:

Das Qualleninstitut

Pinkie Bowtie

/

DJ:

Nika Son

Nina

Phuong-Dan

Tolouse Low Trax

/

Film:

Blue For A Moment

//

Among disparate spheres, intersections will be exposed and

interdisciplinary influences will be illuminated, following the motto:

More art in music, more music in art! This axiom of DĂŒsseldorf’s

ATA TAK label defined the German underground scene in the late 1970s.

Overlapping of music and art was apparent in actions and participants

from multiple disciplines; musicians let themselves be inspired by art’s

conceptual methods, artists made music, released fanzines and ran

record labels, concerts assumed the character of performance art and

had a strong visual component.

6 OCT 18

RinseFM Golden Pudel Takeover

CC POP / DJ Internet Offline / Dionne / Ada / Speckman / DJ DC Schuhe / F#X / Crusat / Joney / Nika Son / Dietroiter / Ratkat / Alex Solman / RVDS / Good News / Nina



08 OCT 18

 

NEXT TIME

 

w/

Louise vind Nielsen

Ignacio CĂłrdoba

 

IGNACIO CÓRDOBA

is a Copenhagen-based musician from Madrid, whose music goes from free improvisation or the first electronic traditions ala BBC Radiophonic Workshop or Elianne Radigue, to current trends like The Caretaker, Oren Ambarchi or William Basinski.

Ignacio devotes himself to „La Caja“ (The Box) – an old industrial calibration machine that plays with time like memory does: stretching, slowing and speeding sound, making it appear and disappear a bit different every time. Distant and hypnotic like a black hole, he uses it to get us to underwater sounds, bubbly atmospheres and melancholic mermaid calls through emotional and trance-inducing tunes.

The project has been active in different line-ups (from solo or duo up to quintet) since 2011, with two self-released records, cassette tapes through the labels MAGIA and Punctum, and shows all over Spain and 6 European tours through 17 countries.

 

LOUISE VIND NIELSEN

is a Hamburg-based conceptual sound-, performance and visual artist from Denmark. Her body of work deals with the interrelations between human and machine in a diverse artistic practise between poetry and social engagement, using in particular performance and sound, often examining complexe themes with an obscure and humorous approach. In this way she performs as „Umuligt Instrument“ where she transforms her body into a living electroacoustic instrument with help of a specially designed suit. With her recent performance format „Human Amplifier“ she invites performers to acts as living speakers for her live concerts. Her Hamburg-based project „Radikal Unsichtbar – Centre for Collective Learning and Radical Listening“ aims to explore a language of listening through workshops. Louise holds a degree from the Det Jyske Kunstakademi – Diplom (MFA) from 2013 has studied at Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Hamburg.

 

djs/

Ratkat & Nika Son

 

Mit UnterstĂŒtzung des VAMH ! ♄

13 AUG 18

NEXT TIME

Golden Pudel

20h

 

°°°°°°° 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

ERUPTION

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

SKY WALKING LABORATORY #1

 

PNIN

NIKA SON

KONRAD SPRENGER

DJ MO CHAN

 

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 SchĂŒtz, 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

 

live/

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 atmosphĂ€risch, pulsierend, hypnotisch und voller variierender Klangfarben. Mit einem minimalistischen Drum-Setup, bestehend aus dem finnischen Saari Kit, zusammen mit prĂ€gnanten elektronischen KlĂ€ngen baute Belfi im Lauf der Jahre eine ganz eigene Sound-Welt auf. FĂŒr seine energetisch-immersiven Live-Performances konnte er sich ĂŒber 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 SchlÀge 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

MFOC

 

live/

C (Nika Son & F#X)

 

djs/

Laurel Halo

Raf

 

Pudel

5 MAY 18

 

Chairs, Speakers, sparse Light

at sic! Raum fĂŒr Kunst / Luzern

 

Dass Sound ein kĂŒnstlerisches Material sein kann, ist eine PrĂ€misse fĂŒr Chairs, Speakers, sparse Light. Denn gefragt wird hier nicht ob, sondern wie Sound in einem Ausstellungsraum prĂ€sentiert 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 abendfĂŒllenden Veranstaltung soll dies befragt und untersucht werden: Kompositionen verschiedener KĂŒnstler_innen aus dem In- und Ausland werden vorgestellt und abgespielt. Das Setting ist dabei auf das Mindeste reduziert: StĂŒhle, Lautsprecher, spĂ€rliches Licht – der Sound steht im Ausstellungsraum fĂŒr sich.

 

FĂ©licia Atkinson (FR)

Lawrence English (AU)

Koen Holtkamp (NL/US)

Nika Son (DE)

Franziska Lingg (CH)

Hagar Masoud (EG)

Shayu + σφαÎčρÎčÎșό (CH)

20 APR 18

live/

Shari Vari

F#X

 

djs/

Phuong-Dan

Nikae

 

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 legendĂ€ren Drone Band Sunn O))), und die sich aus dem Umfeld des Golden Pudel Clubs gegrĂŒndete Gruppe PNIN, bestehend aus Joachim SchĂŒtz, Nika Son und Phillip Sollmann, ein Tribute-Konzert.

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

 

Kampnagel

23-24 MAR 18

 

Ilija Lazarevic & Felix Boekamp

KRATZEN (sich)

exhibition and live vinyl etching

 

jukebox

w/

jennifer bennett

die eichhörnchen

christian ertel

axel heil

frau kraushaar

fee kuerten

michaela meliĂĄn

norbert möslang

roberto ohrt

stefan römer

anna schĂŒtten

wolfgang seidel

nika son

asmus tietchens

jan st. werner

 

 

Hinterconti

12 FEB 18

NEXT TIME

//

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 SchĂŒtz 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 SchĂŒtz is known for his collaborations with Ellen Fullman, Konrad Sprenger, Arnold Dreyblatt and Samara Lubelsky to only name a few. SchĂŒtz 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

Compilation

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. AngĂ©lica NegrĂłn / Janus Trio – Drawings for Meyoko 07:35

20 JAN 18

KLUB KATARAKT

 

Internationales Festival fĂŒr experimentelle Musik

 

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

18 JAN 18

Struma + iodine

 

live/

Robert Schwarz Release-Show »Double Negative«

Nika Son

 

Rhiz/ Vienna

8 JAN 18

Next Time / Time Machine

 

Ratkat & Nikae

 

Pudel

5 JAN 18

AKTION #210

 

just to see

 

by N.Son & J.Jembere

 

a circling performance surrounded by cats and other humans

 

at

2025

Kunst und Kultur e.V.

Hamburg

16 DEC 17

T R A N C E

 

Vol. I

 

Live:

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)

 

DJ:

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

NEXT TIME

perform/

Rosaceae (Neoprimitive)

 

exhibit/

Hye-Eun Kim

anomalies

 

dj/

Ratkat & Nikae

13 NOV 17

NEXT TIME

 

w/

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

RADIOPHRENIA

Fantastic RADIOPHRENIA

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 spĂ€ter >>> 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

 

import/export

 

live/

Alessandro Cortini

Nika Son

 

dj/

Nina

 

Conne Island

9 OCT 17

NEXT TIME

w/

L Twills

 

Nino Svireli

Die wilden Zeichnungen des Malers Ur

 

Ratkat & Nikae

27 SEPT 17

 

noctuidae

w/

Carl Simon (Mmodemm)

Enchante (Jolly Discs)

Nikae

 

Carl Simon aka Mutandini Karl aka Host Stewart aka Charlotte Simon ist die andere HĂ€lfte von Les Trucs und MitgrĂŒnderin 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 KĂŒnstler, derweil in Frankfurt am Main.

11 SEPT 17

Next Time

 

live/

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.

 

dj/

Ratkat & Nikae

 

at Golden Pudel

DRIFT

World premiere of DRIFT in Venice at SIC!

 

DRIFT

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

 

CAST  Theresa George / Josefina Gill

 

CONCEPT / DIRECTING / CINEMATOGRAPHY / EDITING  Helena Wittmann

CONCEPT / RESEARCH  Theresa George

SOUND RECORDING / SOUND DESIGN / COMPOSITION  Nika Breithaupt aka Nika Son

29 JUL 17

4FAKULTÄT

 

1

SVEN KACIREK (Schlagwerk) //

CHARLY SCHÖPPNER (Rahmentrommel)

2

NIKA SON (Elektronik)

3

CHAD POPPLE (Drums) //

JOHN HUGHES (Kontrabass)

4

DAVID WALLRAF (Elektronik/Noise)