photo: Pelle Buys
Nika Breithaupt alias Nika Son works as a musician, artist, film composer, curator and Dj after graduating in Fine Arts in Hamburg in 2012.
Influenced by Musique Concrète and the outer space of electronic music, her compositions are built from modified and fragmented field recordings, interwoven with analog synthesis, broken rhythms, rare voice scraps and modulated tape.
As a sound artist and film composer she became a dedicated hunter of extraordinary sounds, while experimenting with new and old technologies in music. Sounds of various origin are translated into a very unusual musical language, as if one watches the audible.She appeared on various labels, such as Mmodemm, First Terrace Records, TAL, Sky Walking, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray and her own imprint Noctui.
Her latest album To Eeyore was released on the label Entr’acte in 2020.
Alongside her solo concerts, she creates radio pieces, video and sound installations, and has collaborated for many years with various companions, most notably with filmmaker and artist Helena Wittmann and with the musician F#X (C, Cwelle).
Furthermore she hosts regular art and music events at the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg since 2011 with various international guests (Next Time, Noctuidae). In July 2018 she staged a two-day festival called Eruption, freely based on the musician and video artist Conrad Schnitzler. Since 2019 she is part of the curator team of Papiripar Festival, together with Felix Kubin and Florian Bräunlich.
As a DJ (also under Nikae), her waywardly sound is marked by the outer space of electronic music, spanning from musique concrete, (early) electronics, synth wave, Industrial, Kraut and experimental Techno.
photo: Robin Hinsch
photo: Ralf Köster