Nika Son (DE)


Born not far away from the geographic centre of Germany Nika Son headed up north at an early age and started to visit the Hamburg artschool. First active as a painter she finished her studies as a musician. Her change of the means of expression developed not only through but also with the fact that she studied with two outstanding characters of the local experimental music scene: Michaela Melián and Asmus Tietchens. Most important of all was her way from sculptural to sound-sculptural work which led to a love for manipulated field recordings, audio fragments, synthesizer sequences and radiowaves. This might be the reason that her exceptional output gives the impression of being painted by a sensitive, noisy brush and collaged with soft, sensory scissors. As a DJ she also runs two regular nights at the notorious Hamburg Golden Pudel club (Next Time & Noctuidae) and releases her music on her own label Noctui.