31 December | 18:30

New / Last Years Eve at Spektrum

  • Start time: 18:30
  • Entrance: 7 to 12 € up to your offer // free after 24!

Audiovisual Performances⎪Live Sets⎪Multichannel Interventions ⎪Installations⎪DJ Sets⎪Japanese Cuisine by AKKO 

Organised by: spektrumberlin.de // oqko.org

  • Frank Bretschneider
  • Auguste Vickunaite
  • Lukas Grundmann
  • Live DJ Puddle
  • Daisuke Ishida
  • Jacob Eriksen
  • Daniel Ruane
  • Lvis Mejía
  • astvaldur
  • DKEJ
  • smog

oqko and Spektrum engage in a dialog over the New/Last on the last day of 2017 and the first hours of 2018 through co-curating a night that bridges between the New and the Last.

oqko explores the dialectic within diverse aesthetical practices and their cartographic interrelation. Being inquisitive about todays expression forms, conceptual re/search capitalizes the understanding that is conceived as the core necessity of action.


Frank Bretschneider is a musician, composer and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Bretschneider’s subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: perfect translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena. www.frankbretschneider.de

Auguste Vickunaite is an artist from Vilnius. She uses reel to reel tape recorders to play and create sounds what contain diverse field recordings and malfunctions of the old technology itself. Through manipulation, the organic sound of the tape recording loops becomes unrecognizable and dependent on the hand movements of the player. www.augustevickunaite.bandcamp.com/releases

Lukas Grundmann is a sound artist, musician and dj. His work includes sound installation, performance, and composition. He explores relations between medium and message, signal and noise, temporality and sound, often using turntables as interactive, improvising instruments. With STRFLD Simulation he performed live at festivals such as transmediale, Berlin; emergeandsee, Berlin; WRO Biennale, Wroclaw. He studied Cultural Studies and Digital Media in Lüneburg (Germany), where he also began working with Synthesizers at the European Live Electronic Centre. Currently he is doing his Masters in Sound Studies at University of the Arts, Berlin. www.lukasgrundmann.de

LIVE DJ PUDDLE is an anagram of Wilted Woman, a music-artist and writer, who lives in Berlin. Live DJ Puddle— not to be confused with Radio DJ Puddle (2012 - present)—is a special project, very special.. human operator has received accolades such as “Woman in Computer Music” (CCRMA, 2014), “Vibe Engineer” (KOMA Elektronik, 2016), and “Dichtung DJ” (ZKM, 2017). Most recent output was met with confusion from critics, alternately described as “daft [and] haywire” (Bookmat), “awkward in a bad way” (Resident Advisor) and “balancing gender and floor” (Newtone Records). She will premiere a new work about fear of fireworks. https://virtual-slap.net

Daisuke Ishida (1980, Tokyo) is a Berlin based artist, working with sound and contemporary media, studied Political Science and Economics and Sound Studies in Japan and Germany respectively. He is interested in the consequence of artistic praxis and theory in sound, space and perception. His works explore the boundaries of ephemeral and time based media to open up new perspectives on spatialities, while his understanding of space extends from the physical, to the social and political realm. He is a co-founder of The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA which has received Honorary Mention of the Prix Ars Electronica 2004 and Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends 2009 at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst. www.udk-berlin.de/personen/detailansicht/person/show/daisuke-ishida

Jacob Eriksen Born in Denmark (1985), now living and working in Berlin. Jacob Eriksen is making sound art, conceptual art, experimental music and academic and artistic research in the crossover between order and chaos, synthesis and organism, philosophy and aesthetics, and on the threshold of various forms of perceptions. Founder of Salon for Sound Thinking - a reading circle on philosophy, theory and the arts with focus on how to think sound. Taking place in Neukölln, Berlin. Please get in touch if interested in joining the reading circle. Currently teaching at Berlin University of the Arts, Humboldt University of Berlin and Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen. www.jacoberiksen.dk

Daniel Ruane The mutations and intense aural palettes heard in the 24 year old’s music envelop the listener in dense, visceral soundscapes, inspired by the chaos of rhythmical & sonic experimentation. Bored with familiar auditory environments, especially within the live arena, Daniel creates whimsical, enigmatic tactile narratives that seek to dismantle the personally restricting notion of 'club ready' music. www.facebook.com/danielruanemusic

Lvis Mejía is a contemporary artist and musician. His oeuvre takes on multiple forms and expressions. Intermedia art covering the scope of audiovisual performance, electro-acoustic and symphonic music, conceptual art, installation as well as film. Also an essential part of his artistic output comprehends the affinity for writing. Focussing on the recurrent Why behind the mediums, his discourse is triggered by the most essential contiguity where thoughts, emotions and aesthetics converge and blossom. Comprehending Art as autopoietic and unique instance, Mejía defends vehemently the idiosyncratic idea of reaching "Absolutism" and holism through Art itself. This is considered as the end result of the act and practice. A plane where minimum and complex coexist, an all-embracing art form. www.lvismejia.com

Starting at a young age with his musical endeavour, the ascertainment to electronic music was an incision which shaped his approach, leading to the current project; astvaldur. Exploring a fine composite of sound design, complex patterns and club-influenced schemes, his work is a personal reevaluation of the boundaries within these. www.astvaldur.org

DEKJ functions as an ongoing project studying sound as the primary axis of actual dynamics, behavior and instances. Considering the sonic and vibrational milieu as a representative for balance, transgression, violation, that also affects physical composition and the notion of structured spaces. www.dekj.org

smog sound artist focusing on the phenomenon of experimentation. Using electroacoustic methods combined with digital and analogue processing,his approach takes roots in a diversity of styles such as: techno, industrial, percussion based music as well as ambient where ethereal soundscapes navigate between distorted metallic noise and flittering overtones. http://www.oqko.org/smog