3-6 OCT 19


Festival for pop, art, rotation

3 – 6 October 2019

+ Westwerk, Hamburg

+ Studio 45, Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße

+ Barboncino Zwölphi, Golden Pudel Club




Papiripar will present its second edition from 3 to 6 October 2019, again evoking a swirl of experimental pop music, art, film and performance. The pigeonhole labeled POP will be metamorphosed, stretched in all directions, blown up, twisted and re-transformed. Music fans intermingle with art geeks, pub philosophers encounter dancing devils, noise meets vociferous singing. Among disparate spheres, intersections will be exposed and interdisciplinary influences will be illuminated, following the motto: More art in music, more music in art!



Céline Gillain

L.F.T. + Rosaceae

John T. Gast

Jac Berrocal + David Fenech + Vincent Epplay

Ka Baird

Aaron Dilloway

La Chatte

Secluded Bronte

FM Aether

Marc Matter + Stefan Römer



Graw Böckler

in collaboration with Anadol and Paul Arámbula



Gijs Gieskes



Das Echo des Tages


Papiripar will once again take place in the artists spaces Westwerk and Wendenstraße, two venues that look back upon a 25-year tradition of self-organization beyond established structures. Barboncino Zwölphi, a new cultural hub located on the upper floor of the famous Golden Pudel Club, is added as a third venue.

The festival is curated by Florian Bräunlich, Felix Kubin and Nika Son.

23 SEP 19


DMRA (Lyon, Mmodemm/TCT)



Ozan Maral (Arkaoda/Deform)

Frans Æmbient (Kashual Plastik/ Arkaoda)

Ratkat & Nika Son


DMRA (Danse Musique Rhone-Alpes) is a radical music solo project, bringing together an organic conception of dance music along with shrewd beats and dirty hiss.

An 8 tracks cassette recorder is talking with a drum machine, a sequencer and a DIY analog synth, all surrounded by some live percussions. Textures are created live with the analog tape medium. DMRA is also part of Deux Boules Vanille and Salsa and runs the tape music label Transcachettetapes.





Ozan Maral

After running one of the oldest record shops in Istanbul, Deform Music, and booking for arkaoda Istanbul, he is now based in Berlin and currently partner and promoter at arkaoda Berlin club. He plays a wide variety of music styles from cosmic synth oddities to industrial waves, disco and beyond.



Frans Æmbient

is the founder of the excellent label Kashual Plastik, he curates the monthly music show Plastik Universe on cashmere radio and is booker and resident at arkaoda Berlin. With his label he is building a catalogue of exciting and diverse records by artists like Georgia, Andy Rantzen or Group A. All releases come with a lot of attention and care for the artwork.



22 SEP 19


Pudel Produkte 29


Compilation, LP

Ken Montgomery, Wolfgang Seidel, Asmus Tietchens, Tintin Patrone, Felix Kubin, Esmark, Lena Willikens & Sarah Szczesny, Carl & Sohn, Jessica Broscheit & Mark Boombastik, RVDS, Crystal Penalosa und Phuong-Dan.


Split-Single, 7inch

Conrad Schnitzler & Ken Montgomery

Asmus Tietchens


ERUPTION is an outburst of creaking energies, unconventional ideas, arhythmic thoughts, cacophonous images and musical phantasms.

ERUPTION is also the name of the second album by Kluster, a band project of the musician and video artist Conrad Schnitzler, who died in 2011, together with his colleagues Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius.

ERUPTION was also the name of a two-day festival that took place in July 2018 at the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg.
For two days, artists and musicians from different generations and working in various fields met here, who were in one way or the other inspired by the comprehensive oeuvre Conrad Schnitzlers’, as well as by his free-spirited thoughts and actions.

The result was a multi-faceted programme of concerts, performances, sound and video installations, which resulted in the release of these two special records on Pudel Produkte, the house-own label of the Golden Pudel Club.

The single features a previously unreleased piece by Conrad Schnitzler & Ken Montgomery as well as a story told by Asmus Tietchens about his father and Schnitzler, who unwittingly crossed the Atlantic together on the steamboat Bornhofen in the late 1950s, one as an engineer, the other as a heater.

The LP brings together the festival’s invited artists, Schnitzler‘s contemporaries such as Ken Montgomery, Wolfgang Seidel and Asmus Tietchens, as well as young artists who developed works especially for ERUPTION. Among them are Lena Willikens & Sarah Szczesny with fragments from their performance Phantom Con Ballet, the DJ Phuong-Dan who composed a musical collage from the poem About Rhythmus and rhythm studies by Schnitzler, a piece from the performance of Felix Kubin, who uses a light scanner and his modular synthesizer to convert graphic notation into sound, a theatrical sound piece by Carl & Sohn (also known as Les Trucs), the producer and DJ RVDS, who interacted with the piece Tanz im Regen by Conrad Schnitzler and many more.

Initiated and curated by Nika Son, a musician and artist based in Hamburg.


Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011) called himself an ‚intermedialist‘, he was a musician, composer, video and concept artist and is still considered one of the most important pioneers of electronic avant-garde music, beginning in the early 1970s. He was a founding member of the influential Krautbands Tangerine Dream and Kluster, co-founder of the legendary Zodiac Free Arts Lab in Berlin, and has inspired and influenced the work of many musicians around the world with his solo works and countless collaborations. Not only his enormous productivity was extraordinary, but also his artistic practice, which refused all criteria of commercial usability. Throughout his life he has not subjected himself to any musical rules. Freedom and independence always remained his highest premises.




25 JUL 19


25 July 2019  >> 7pm till 1am


Koerperpflege & Trommeln is a non-stationary radio format that occurs in irregular intervals and scales­—like a satellite that records a detailed picture of its surroundings before it disappears again for an indeterminate period of time.

In this onetime edition, Koerperpflege & Trommeln broadcasts live on the MS Seute Deern, a former tourist steamer located in HafenCity.


The format was developed by Cornelius Altmann, and can be individually shaped by the invited participants. Hence, it offers an opportunity to develop new approaches to the medium. The program will be broadcast on the entire ship but in the recording studio itself. This area will be closed to the audience so that the attention shifts from the artists to their contents. The program will also be broadcasted on an USW-frequency and as an online stream.


With Alex Solman, Alsen Rau, Nika Son, Iris Dankemeyer, Wilted Woman, and many more.

22 JUN 19

Keine Fotobeschreibung verfügbar.


Strange Sounds From Beyond Festival


African Acid is the Future . AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE . Bbymutha . Calypso Steve . Clara! Y Maoupa . Ece Özel . Gesloten Cirkel . Islam chipsy & EEK . Joy Orbison . KAMMA & Masalo . Laraaji . Lulu & Mata Hari . Mabuta . Mdou Moctar . Mutant Beat Dance . Nika Son . Parrish Smith . Peder Mannerfelt . Sassy J . Sign Libra . Tapes . Vanligt Folk



wave count


A 44-minute wave-inspired montage by Wire contributors Wayne Marshall and Stefan Helmreich drawing on 70 pieces of music composed between 1830–2018. Featuring La Monte Young, Drexciya, Annea Lockwood, Margaret Bonds, Barry Truax, Xenakis, Ethel Smyth, and many more.


So honoured to be included into this superbly crafted epic mix. Dive in!

12 JUN 19

blurred edges XX Next Time





Phillip Sollmann: Drehorgel

Joachim Schütz: Gitarre, präpariert

Nika Son: Synthesizer






Konzertbeginn: 22:00 Uhr


Nach einer längeren Pause wurde das Projekt PNIN letztes Jahr wiederbelebt und kommt nun zurück an dessen Ursprungsort, dem Golden Pudel Club. Joachim Schütz ist musikalischer Freigeist, Multi-Autodidakt und Nerd. Er lebt in Hamburg und hat mit Ellen Fullmann, Konrad Sprenger oder Metabolismus gearbeitet und ist Teil der Arnold Dreyblatt-Band.

Phillip Sollmann wird oft als Wanderer zwischen den Welten beschrieben. Neben seiner Tätigkeit als Produzent und international gebuchter DJ (Efdemin) mit Residenz im Berliner Berghain hat er u.a. mit Monophonie Musik für das Instrumentarium Harry Partchs geschrieben und mit Konrad Sprenger eine modulare, computergesteuerte Orgel gebaut.

Nika Son hat bildende Kunst in Hamburg studiert und arbeitet seither als Klangkünstlerin, Film-Sounddesignerin, DJ und Kuratorin von experimentellen Musikveranstaltungen. Ihre elektroakustischen Kompositionen wurden auf verschiedenen Labels veröffentlicht und sie tritt regelmäßig in wechselnden Formationen auf.


Next Time ist eine monatliche Musik- und Kunstveranstaltung im Golden Pudel Club seit 2011, kuratiert und musikalisch umrahmt von Ratkat & Nikae.


poster by Alex Solman ♥


Golden Pudel Club

6 JUN 19

Bild könnte enthalten: Essen


Gatto Musculoso Spring Hang-out

19.00 – 02.00


Isabelle (Possy)

Snake Dance (Zepter)

Nika Son LIVE (Golden Pudel Club)

Rosaceae LIVE (Neoprimitive)

Phuong-Dan (Gatto Musculoso)

Dodo (The Press Group)

Tussn (Golden Pudel Club)

Best Boy Electric (Possy/ Headshell)


Hamburger Botschaft

1 JUN 19

NUITS SONORES  Day 4 : A Day with Lena Willikens


Willikens & Ivkovic • Batu • Donato Dozzy • Marie Davidson • Mutant Beat Dance • Tolouse Low Trax • Nika Son • Elena Colombi • I-F • Phillip Jondo • OKO DJ


Nuit sonores festival

Lyon, France

29 MAY 19




Nika Son


arkaoda, berlin

15 MAY 19





MOLTO (Ominira/Mix Mup) – live


Molto is the electro-acoustic improv project of Lorenz Lindner aka Mix Mup, known for his productions on UK labels The Trilogy Tapes and Hinge Finger.

Molto builds abstract and subtle compositions and grooves from percussive instruments with minimal electronic touches. Like the sculptural work of Lorenz Lindner the music of Molto focuses on the beauty of the casual. His music is highly reduced, yet his adept play with dynamics/pauses/silent sections sweeps the audience away to a distant island, letting them sink into a sandbank of sound.


Lorenz Lindner’s first recordings as Molto were made for the radio. These commissioned pieces lead to the idea to produce highly atmospheric music one can most appropriately describe as library music. Molto focuses on sound aesthetics, abstract rhythms and narrative improvisations.


In 2017 Lindner started performing Molto live onstage which took the project to a new level. When Molto is improvising with custom built percussion, found objects, and mini synths the performance takes on the character of a sound installation.
In 2016 the LP „Versatile International Service“ was released on Kassem Mosse’s Ominira label with 18 miniatures ranging from 1 to 10 minutes.



Ratkat & Nikae


Golden Pudel club

22 APR 19

Next Time



RVDS (It’s/Uncanny Valley)



Ratkat & Nika Son


16 APR 19

As part of the exhibition





Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7 pm


Pica Pica, the magpie, is a quadrophonic sound performance with visual interventions for which Nika Son uses the extensive video archive of musician and video artist Conrad Schnitzler (1937 – 2011) whose work inspired her in various ways. Son’s sound compositions interact with Schnitzlers slowmotion video footage of shadows and movement to examine the relationship between light and darkness, proximity and distance, and between optical and sonic reverberations.


at Kunstverein Düsseldorf

29 MAR 19




day one


Marie Thompson: The Noise of Maintenance (Vortrag)




Liz Allbee



Nikae (DJ)


day two


Cécile Malaspina: Unthinkable Freedom of Choice (Vortrag)



Rashad Becker

Autistic Argonauts

Moor Mother

Wolf Eyes

Scheich in China (DJ)

28 FEB 19





11 FEB 19




Mikro Kontrolleur



Ratkat & Nikae

Golden Pudel


MikroKonrolleur is an all-improvisation-instrument working with live sound input and modulation as well as with sampling and sample destruction. It was developed, designed, built and programmed by Katharina Hauke and Dominik Hildebrand at UdK Berlin. Katharina Hauke plays the MikroKontrolleur as a solo-performance and adapts the instrument for PLÜMMO.


PLÜMMO are Katharina Hauke and Nihad El-Kayed, an experimental electronic duo from Berlin. Their music ranges from noise to dancy, from structure to improvisation. They play live with computer, diy synthesizers and anlogue instruments.


With friendly support from VAMH

9 FEB 19

It isn’t happening



Ein Festival Warm-up für IIH-3, das von 29.5. bis 1.6.2019 in und um die Kulturwerkstatt auf AEG stattfinden wird.

Ein Abend zwischen Austausch, Hören und Möglichkeitsraum. Live-Elektronik, Synthesizer-, Experimental- und Rhythmus-Musik.


NIKA SON – live (Noctui, Golden Pudel Club, HH)

SCHWEBEN – live (Zement, Otomatik Muziek, Verydeeprecords, Nbg.)

LORENZ VON MURNAU – live (Kaer‘Uiks, Nbg.)

RHYTHA LINN – dj (It isn’t happening, Berlin/Nbg.)



Kulturwerkstatt auf AEG


24 JAN 19

Silent film live-sound score at IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam


Thirty Years of Motion Pictures (The March of the Movies), 1927

Terry Ramsaye, Otto Nelson

´96 min


At the beginning, Thirty Years of Motion Pictures (The March of the Movies) was merely a presentation/lecture given by Otto Nelson at two National Board of Review conferences, in 1925 and 1926, under the title Early History and Growth of the Motion Picture Industry. These proved so successful that work on a film version began, with historian Terry Ramsaye (who around the same time published the seminal study A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture) coming onboard the production.


Thirty Years of Motion Pictures, as the film was originally known (The March of the Movies was added later), tried to sum up every aesthetic and technical development till then, ran for some three hours, and was never supposed to be commercially released, only screened in connection with activities by the National Board of Review, as a fundraiser.

Here’s what remains of this meta-moviemaking milestone, given an extra layer of beauty by the live music performance from Nika Son.

16 JAN 19


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



Kampnagel, Hamburg

14 JAN 19

NEXT TIME First Time 2019


w/ BRENZ-HOLD (Kraniche)


+Nika Son

-Ratkat 🙁 (next time!)



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 für 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 Félicia Atkinson.


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

Now, Präsens 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, Das Ding, Hypnobeat, Container, Wilted Woman, Nick Klein, Nika Son, 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


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, Zürich


                                        TAPE RELEASE ON


>>>>>>        MMODEMM ♥        <<<<<<<<




The sound on this release has been examined and produced throughout November and December 2018 in Frankfurt am Main during a music-residency initiated and hosted by „Künstlerhaus Mousonturm“ and 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 Künstlerhaus Mousonturm vergibt, präsentiert 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 Künstlerin ist regelmäßig Gastgeberin der Reihen „Next Time“ und „Noctuidae“ im Golden Pudel Club und Initiatorin des Festivals „Eruption“, das sich in diesem Jahr dem Musik- und Videokünstler Conrad Schnitzler widmete.
In ihren Live-Sets kommunizieren analoge Synthesizer mit manipulierten Tape-Maschinen und Fieldrecordings mit gebrochenen Beats.

Für 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 regelmässig Gehör verschafft.

Photo: Pelle Buys

16 / 17 NOV 18



Nika Son






Love Potion























Surfacing underneath


on  Psykick Dancehall Recordings


17-20 OCT 18


papiripar festival for pop | art | rotation 17th-20th October Künstlerhäuser 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.



Deux Boules Vanille

Jan Jelinek + Lucrecia Dalt: A Tribute to Ursula Bogner

Manu Louis

Sven-Åke Johansson

The Modern Institute




Das Qualleninstitut

Pinkie Bowtie



Nika Son



Tolouse Low Trax



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 Düsseldorf’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





Louise vind Nielsen

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.



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.



Ratkat & Nika Son


Mit Unterstützung des VAMH ! ♥

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.