N.K. Projekt is an artist-run, independent & non-profit organization in Berlin dedicated to Sound Arts. N.K. promotes various musics and their examination; the avant-garde; experimentation; criticism.
Since 2008, N.K. has been a fore-runner of Neukölln’s creative cultural scene and has long supported music that pushes conceptions and manifestations of both art music & popular music. N.K.’s activities boast an impressive amalgamation of musical perspectives & practices, including a solid history of supporting emerging groups & artists working with sound.
Our reputation in & beyond Berlin is built on real artistic experimentation at the fringes of mainstream commercial culture. We have created a singular environment for avant-garde work & public engagement in multiple contexts, from DIY artist-run workshops & film-screenings to exhibitions, lectures, performance art, video & light creations, structured & improvisational music, sound art and more.
We organize public events which provide a platform not only for discussing paradigms and problematics in music, but embrace philosophy & critical theory (see our ongoing Reading Group). As a hybrid space, N.K. is a meeting point, one that attempts to cover the gap between the academic / institutional spaces & independent cultural agents of Berlin.
On site, N.K. contains each element of the musical production chain, resulting in a totality— something of a nucleus or microcosm of the ‘music world’ at large: Learning (education of musical practices & technologies via our impressive workshop program); Production (on-site music studios); Presentation (performance space, now smaller but fully functional).
Standing in the heart of working-class Neukölln, only meters away from the old Berlin Wall in the old American Sector, the N.K. Projekt space is an entire factory floor of an old Schokoladen Fabrik. Built circa 1907, this building has survived two World Wars and has now become an important fixture in the Berlin & International experimental music worlds, due to the efforts of N.K. Projekt and Neukölln’s transformation into an up-and-coming spot for internationally working artists, transient artists and creative professionals.
The general layout of N.K. in a 500-square-meter factory floor: onsite studios; a general purpose room for rehearsals, concerts, and workshops; the NK Gallery.
We are open to proposals from event organizers and independent curators that fit & expand our vision.
Colin Hacklander / Co-director
Florian Hanisch / Technical Staff
Yann Hecate / Sound
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