Nika Breithaupt alias Nika Son works as a musician, artist, film soundesigner, Dj and curator after
graduating in Fine Arts at the Art Academy in Hamburg in 2012.
Influenced by Musique Concrète and the outer space of electronic music, her compositions are built
from deformed and fragmented fieldrecordings, interweaving with analogue synth lines, broken
rhythms, rare voice scraps and filtered tape layers.
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 has played at international festivals such as Intonal, Meakusma, IFFR, Klub Katarakt, Nuits
Sonores etc. and released on various labels, such as Mmodemm, First Terrace Records, Sky
Walking, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray and her own imprint Noctui.
Her debut album was released in March 2020 on the Belgian-British label Entr'acte.
Next to her solo project, she has been collaborating with various artists for many years now,
foremost with the filmmaker Helena Wittmann and the musician F#X.
Furthermore she hosts regular art and music events at the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg since
2011 with various international guests. In July 2018 she staged a two-day festival called Eruption,
freely based on the musician and video artist Conrad Schnitzler and since 2019 she is part of the
curator team of the papiripar festival.
As a DJ, her waywardly sound is marked by the outer space of electronic music, spanning from
musique concrete, early electronics, synth wave, Industrial, Noise, Kraut and experimental Techno.
- Anna Lerchbaumer
- Ad Nauseam
- François J. Bonnet & Stephen O'Malley
- Die Sterne
- How deep is the Sea
- Katharina Ernst
- Lena Andersson
- Lippok & Lillevan pres. „Saccades – Perception takes Time“
- Maria Spivak
- Marja Ahti
- Nika Son
- NO1 pres. RotoЯ
- Oï les Ox
- Robert Henke pres. CBM 8032 AV
- Roly Porter feat. MFO pres. Kistvaen
- Sinn + Form
- Franck Vigroux & Kurt D'Haeseleer pres. The Island
- ./studio3 pres. barbra.schreisand
- HoN Vinyl Edition 09 – Lukas Moritz Wegscheider