some live performances and sound works


25/7 poetry&sound > Studio im Hochhaus, Berlin

August > Klangturm Veddel

4-20/8 Für Dieter Roth (Audio-Guide), Dieter Roth Museum > Kampnagel sommerfestival

6/8 MFOC Pudel in Rothenburgsort, Hamburg

19/8 Hans Resonanz, Hamburg

5/9 Heart of noise festival, Innsbruck

12/9 Vanguardias live (Video-Sound Installation with Helena Wittmann), Madrid

21/9 Zodiak Festival, HAU Berlin


NEXT: Klangturm Veddel


Hamburg now has a sound tower, and it is located in Veddel, a district close to the city centre that is unusual in many ways. In the tower of the Lutheran Immanuelkirche, which was rebuilt in 1952, the bells no longer ring; now sounds come from loudspeakers. The sound programmes by 12 artists and a school class serve like chimes to signal the time. The sounds can be heard from 01.07.2021 to 31.07.2022 every day except Mondays from 8 am to 8 pm at quarter-hourly intervals.

Initiated and programmed by Benjamin Brunn


visit Veddel already in July….beautiful sounds from Andrew Pekler every quarter hour !

27 MAY 21



Due to the corona pandemic Klub Katarakt Festival #16 will take place without live-audience and with reduced line-up


Digital-stream via KAMPNAGEL



Matthias Kaul in memoriam

Ensemble L’art pour l’art & Frauke Aulbert

The centerpiece of the evening is a memorial concert for Matthias Kaul. The percussionist and composer passed away on July 1, 2020. klubkatarakt presented Kaul in the 2014 edition as a guest composer with his music theater piece Relax. In past editions, he often appeared as a performer and was also collegially linked to the festival, among other things by lending instruments.

To commemorate this notable musician and exceptional human being, klubkatarakt dedicates a portrait concert, conceived by flutist Astrid Schmeling. The program includes five very different compositions by Kaul, ranging from solo to ensemble pieces. Performers are the musicians of the ensemble L’art pour l’art, which was co-founded by Kaul himself, and the vocal artist and singer Frauke Aulbert.



Nika Son

Nika Son is a musician, artist, film composer, dj and curator, based in Hamburg. In her work, sounds and noises of different origins are translated into an unusual musical language, as if watching the audible. She elaborates her compositions from modified and fragmented field recordings, interwoven with analog synth surfaces, broken rhythms, scattered vocal scraps and filtered tapeloops.

For Klub Katarakt Nika Son will perform fragments from her album „To Eeyore“ (2020) mixed with new material. Next to her live-set she will show a video work especially created for this performance. It’s a collage playing with shade, darkness and light, interrupted by visual thoughts and memories that appeared and disappeared while commuting from her home flat in St. Pauli to her studio at Veddel in Hamburg.



Huthwelker & Hoffmann

René Huthwelker and Carl-John Hoffmann will perform an audiovisual concert. In his solo performances, Huthwelker uses analog-synthetic feedback loops to create a form of repetitive minimalism, which gradually consolidates itself into pulsating structures. Video artist Hoffmann adds another aesthetic dimension to Huthwelker’s sound layer through his live visuals. Both artists are members in the polymedial artist collective Niedervolthoudini from Hamburg.

No you II

Soundpiece (20min) for PARA


PARA – Unset Time and Pace⁠ is still on display until 30th April 2021:


Together with more than 40 national and international artists from the fields of experimental music, sound art, new radio concepts, performance and sound installation, PARA presents a radio takeover and digital sound exhibition that intervenes in the inherent linearity of conventional radio programs and offers versatile artistic proposals on the subject of sound.


Program & participating artists:⁠


[MONRHEA] / Abdullah Miniawy / Aho Ssan / autotom.ia / Benedikt Brachtel & Black Pearl De Almeida / Constanza Bizraelli / Dominik Lekavski / Farzané / Giulia Zabarella / Hampus Lindwall & Studio for Propositional Cinema / Hanne Lippard / Institute for Incongruous Translation (Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand) / Jan Erbelding / Jay Glass Dubs & ML / Kalas Liebfried / Katatonic Silentio / KMRU / Konrad Wehrmeister & Jakob Braito / Lea Bertucci / Martin Brugger & Carlos Cipa / Martina Lussi & Tim Shaw / Mira Mann / Nika Son / Noémi Büchi / Olaf Nicolai / OMSK Social Club & Alexander lezzi / Perila / PYUR / Rosa Anschütz / Sol Rezza / Wisdom Warriors / Zoë Mc Pherson


with remixes by TOLOUSE LOW TRAX, MM/KM and NIKA SON !


>> Bandcamp or via boomkat, anost, forced exposure, kompakt, rush hour….

Cwelle Mix for Zelle

Cwelle mix for Zelle (hosted by Charlotte Simon & Anna Hjalmarsson) on Radio 80000


First hour Nika Son, second hour F#X.

Recorded Sunday night while waiting for the blizzard.


Originally broadcasted on 9th February 2021



thank you for the music by

Michael Speers, Ka Baird, Jessica Ekomane, Ubek, Moormother, Bernard Parmegiani, Phew, Bruno Spoerri, Mark Vernon, Lil asaf, Ghédalia Tazartès, Marc Barreca, Pakasteet Ja Draama-Helmi, Group A, Marja Ahti, Possessed Factory, Mylan Hoezen, Black To Comm, Bourbonese Qualk, Anna Holmer, Tomoko Sauvage, RVDS, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Flora Yin-Wong, Daphne Oram, Mark Fell & Will Guthrie, Otto Sidharta, Mentocome, Aleksi Perälä, Ena, Auvinen, Electronome, Leila, Russell Haswell


photo: Phil Struck


a commissioned work for RADIOPHRENIA GLASGOW




a piece of walk

30″18 min


wander in square waves | from my thought i’m at my shoes and from my step i’m on the ground, the surface of matter | asphalt | a moving bicycle chain spinning sound into my right ear | my notions roam again | i deliberately step aside | gras | a crumpled piece of foil | it resonates | bits of voices carrying information | i know that street | do i? | it used to sound different | treading on some pebble stones, chrunching them |  the underground is empty | sleeping not sleeping | aiming for a rhythm | getting lost | not marching but walking along lines | more lines | trying to avoid them | throbbing | noises appear loader this year | a puddle’s echo | my feet shuffle | imagining quadrat II without a middle | is it a rumble or a murmur behind that pole | trying to unlearn what i hear and see | wind purrs | a crow just shat on me | i remember | traipse is a word i didn’t know | meander


“…thinking is generally thought of as doing nothing in a production-oriented culture, and doing nothing is hard to do. It’s best done by disguising it as doing something, and the something closest to doing nothing is walking.” [Rebecca Solnit in Wanderlust]


It will be broadcasted on

Tuesday, 17th November, 12pm – 12.30pm

Wednesday, 18th November, 3pm – 3.30pm

(GMT +00:00)


RADIOPHRENIA is a temporary art radio station – a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts.

24 HOURS A DAY: 9th – 22nd November, 2020

The broadcast schedule includes a series of 20 newly commissioned radio works, live shows and pre-recorded features.

As in previous years the majority of the programme is made up from selections submitted to an international open call for sound art and radio works.



22 AUG – 11 OKT


Corona Sound System


Kunstverein Hamburg

22nd Aug – 11th Oct 2020



Die Apotheke (Konstanze Habermann, Bela B & Thomas Zipp), Jenny Beyer, Lucrecia Dalt, Carola Ernst, Tobias Euler, Pascal Fuhlbrügge, Graindelavoix/Björn Schmelzer, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Holly Herndon, Annika Kahrs, Felix Kubin, Hanne Lippard, Melissa E Logan, Thies Mynther, Charlotte Pfeiffer, Robert Rehnig, Jenny Schäfer, Schwabinggrad Ballet, Daniel Schulz, Nika Son, Mounira Al Solh, Jakob Spengemann, Veit Sprenger, Wolfgang Tillmans, C. W. Winter


For this exhibition i worked on my composition

Surfacing underneath you sea asu lapis

and transformed it into a 6-channel sound installation.



9 APR 20

Der Geheime Salon – Randständige elektronische Hausmusik


Folge 3: TIEFTEICH – Eine Eule sucht den Tunnel


„Der Geheime Salon“ ist eine Konzertreihe von MMODEMM und Künstlerhaus Mousonturm und wird gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser. Für die Dauer der Schließung des Mousonturms verlegen wir den Geheimen Salon in den virtuellen Raum und funken von dort jeden Donnerstag live nach Sonnenuntergang klangliche Randnotizen in den Äther.


watch Recap


******* ALBUM RELEASE *******


Nika Son
To Eeyore


Cat listening to music

(Chris Marker)


Mastered by Yves De Mey

Artwork by Allon Kaye


Limited edition LP (200 copies)
Published by Entr’acte and Stellage, 2020 (E249/005)


18 FEB 20

Live Silent Film Scoring of

Thirty Years of Motion Pictures


at Astra Theater in Essen

within the scope of the exhibition „Der montierte Mensch„, Museum Folkwang


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.

09 FEB 20




33.10.3402 (L.i.e.s. /ESP Institute/Brutaż)


33.10.3402 is the code name of Serbian-born artist Nenad Markovic whose been recording electronica mechanica, occult modular sonics and deconstructed psychedelic techno for all of the leading leftfield labels – L.I.E.S., ESP Institute, Brutaż, Kunstkopf and Music From Memory offshoot Second Circle. Also a remarkable DJ who holds a residency at Belgrade club institutions 20/44 and Drugstore, Nenad’s sets are a constant sound collage that barely uses more than two tracks in their original form.


Ratkat & Nika Son


at Golden Pudel

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


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


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:


>>  <<


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






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