Since 2005 Dr.Nojoke has been working on technoid sound-sculptures based on his archive of self-made noise-recordings he collected over the years. He defines a deep, funky, minimal, quirky, clicky micro-cut-up-music, he calls Clikno.
Always with an experimental approach in production Dr.Nojoke relinquishes the conventional rave-signals and typical techno sounds (as the TB303 or 808/909 drum machines). He prefers to play with his own sounds. The de-composition of usual harmony- and melody-schemes is also important for him; He dislikes typical or popular sounds and hooklines. Although his sounds come to 95% from the acoustic, real world, he forms highly technological Clikno-music, which may not carry emotions in itself, but triggers and unleashes them.
is of course the element of fun and serendipity. The live
show may feature instruments such as radio, crushed plastic
bottles and souvenirs as Dr.Nojoke
celebrates the joy of finding special sounds in everyday
objects not usually appreciated for their musicality. This
is part of the magic and fun of his performances. Dr.Nojoke is serious about what he does, but
doesn´t take hisself too seriously.
PLO - pool laptop orchestra
The PLO is a varying group of (mostly) laptop-artists performing together in a free improvised jam session.
Musicwise the frame is set around minimal, deep, dubby techno, ambient, drone, field recordings and experimental, abstract music.
Involved artists so far: Ann Other, Demas, Dr.Nojoke, Waldboot, Sin Ed, Jonn Melchiat, Sebastian Albrecht, Marlene Magnoli, Ray Danski and AkustoOptik for the visual side.
Paralelo / TRIoon
TRIoon is a collaborational project beween sound-makers Dr. Nojoke and J-Lab and visual artist Servando Barreiro [DE/UK/ES].
Paralelo is the outfit of Dr.Nojoke and J-Lab focussing on the audio-part only.
As Paralelo we will put out an album to our field recording project the BERLIN WALL OF SOUND this year on UNOIKI.
We came together to perform on the Club transmediale 09 on the 27th Janurary 2009 for the first time.
So TRIoon is a live oriented project with the aim to bring together the highly individual skills of these three experienced individuals in a unique live jam session.
Barreiro is well-known in the hacker scene. He builds so called Minitronics, small electronic devices he uses to control visuals or music. In the performance at CTM09 he used especially his self-build Techno-Tambourine to control mainly his visuals, but also some drone-sounds. J-Lab and Dr.Nojoke, both known for a distinctive sound in Techno/House and their great live performances, we play bass and guitar besides our typical set-up. With a dynamic range we explore the field between diverse dance styles, ambient and experimental music and field recordings.
The rehearsals and the performance went so well, that we decided to go on and call our project TRIoon.
pics on flickr.com and photophunk.com
video on vimeo.com
Between 2008 and 2011 I worked together with the dancer Carolin Gödecke, a professional in the classical Indian Bharata Natyam dance, and vitaminK+ of the Tritamin Visual Collective on an audiovisual dance performance.
Under the title
HORROR VACUI we explored the ambivalence of
emptiness and nothingness roughly speaking.
click here for rehearsal pics
what my neck remembers, my head will forget
... is a collaboration with
the Danish dancer Christiane
The solo dance performance and live music are developed together through improvisation.
The performance reflects an injury of the dancer.
ACTUAL CAUSE OF ACCIDENT AND PICTURE OF CONDITION
Woman got during training a hard kick on the right side of the face and felt momentary “paralysed” with pain in the neck without falling or any total unconsciousness.
Although there was some improvement in the course of condition the woman is still complaining over daily pain at the localised neck – shoulder region accompanied with outgoing cramping headache plus accompanied light and sound sensitivity.
Beside that some neuropsychological disturbance i.e. mental disturbance with difficulties in concentration and memory difficulties, together with loss of energy and tiredness and the feeling of more tiredness both physically and mentally. This causes physiological strain and increased feeling of easily caused stress.
watch trailer here
Dr.Nojoke understands himself more as a selector than a DJ.
He blends and contrasts IDM, Breaks, Clicks & Cuts, Glitch and Techno with Ambient, Drone, Minimal Music, Electronica or even Dub, No Wave, Indie- and Post-Rock, Electro, Industrial and Punk and any kind of unique groovy, textural, noisy or experimental music - a mashup or collage for dancers, couch potatoes and heavy listeners!
Check Dr.Nojoke´s Mixcloud and his conceptual REGENERATED DJ-sets
Dr.Nojoke at 33.99 Records /
33.99 RECORDS is a temporary, instant and one-of-a-kind record label dedicated to the art of vinyl-cutting. During 11 days alongside Club Transmediale, nine 7" records will be cut each day with different artists from the program and visitors to the studio. Each of these 99 records will contain a unique performance, improvisation or moment in time recorded directly to vinyl with a hand-printed cover, and no further copies of these records will be made. The records can be purchased at the Dense shop at Maria am Ostbahnhof during the Club Transmediale nights.
I recorded two singles: the numbers #57 and #58.
All of the 99 singles are transparent vinyl with transparent label and sleeve.
Available at the Dense record-shop in Berlin.
The artists gallery Kunstkabine in the Rigaer Strasse in Berlin invited Dr.Nojoke on the 24.th and 25.th of Septembre 2004 to create a sound-installation in their acoustically very special rooms. The result was the sound-game 47Kubik between gallery-space and visitors, which was recorded live, played back in realtime and arranged and processed by Dr.Nojoke during the 4-hour performance. The 47Kubik composition was available as CD-Rom on the same evening. >> Kunstkabine
Photo: Christoph Ritschel
Basically rooted in Punk elektroblitz mitte (Dr.Nojoke and TL) always liked experiments besides songs and looks over musical horizons. In 1999 the group refrained from playing live and started to compose and produce music for film and theatre - see also the production list under 'about'. Shrinked to a duo the band presents since 2004 material in very rare live sessions again.
Last big work was the score for the film-productionDie Ausgangssituation (Retsina-Film) finished n August 2005. Together with the piano player Madalina Pasol they recorded some parts from Beethoven´s piano-sonatas Pathetique, Appassionata, Arietta and Waldsteinsonata. Based on the motifs the group creates minimal pieces added with sax, organ and effects, that support the dark pictures and slow, absurd atmosphere of the movie. see also the production list under 'about'.
eigentlich elektroblitz mitte?
6.th to 8.th February 2004.
For the Christmas
Lounge of the agency Bluetenpracht Dr.Nojoke
presented two evenings in Decembre 2003
location in the Pfefferberg, Berlin. Central
part was the Transmission
performance with Moon Suk (Toom,
Shadowplay, Chant), Massaka
(Edding-Painting) and dis_sign (Visuals).
The aim of the performance was the
'transmission' of abstract, digital music and
live-cut-ups of radiowaves into movement - thus manifesting
in thick Edding-drawings on a hanging,
semi-transparent screen in interaction with the
shadows of the performer.
In the middle of a former factory-room a big screen was hanging from the ceiling, lightened from both sides alternately. In front of the screen the painter was acting, behind the performer. The visitor could move through the room so that depending on the position he could get different impressions of the performance. the process was lively.
In August 2000 Dr.Nojoke made a sampling live-performance on the 'Die lange Nacht der Museen' in Berlin in front of the Pergamon-Museum as part of the theatre-installation Mythen Draußen from the Dramatischen Theater.