11+3 is designed to give you an insight into the motivations and aspirations of the best creative minds in the world.
This time with Theresa Stroetges aka golden diskó ship. Each artist is asked 11 set questions and to contribute 3 “facts” which can be any statement from them on absolutely anything:their own views on politics, religion, the environment, sport…or just something they read in the paper or saw on TV.
1: In Australia I heard 2 birds that make the same sound as the pedestrian traffic lights going green.
2: Another bird over there can imitate the sound of chainsaws and rewinding tapes.
3: I imitated my budgie when I was a child and we had conversations. ODD ONE OUT!
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
That certain bubble.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I loved singing in the pram, continued with glockenspiel and 13 years of intense viola playing during which I also discovered rock music and taught myself guitar … played in a complicated band on a farm in the country where I come from … then started to wish for a band in which every musical decision and idea would just be made by ME. And I got into electronic music. So when a friend gave me a music program and a mic I started my egomaniac one-girl-band, golden diskó ship.
3. What are your 5 favourite albums of all time?
Cat Power – You are free
Björk – Homogenic
Fever Ray – Fever Ray
Four Tet – Rounds
Schostakowitsch – Cello Concert
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
The island in the Liepnitzsee.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Go on hikes in nature. But there will always be music!!
7. What was the last record you bought?
Schlammpeitziger – Vorausschauende Bebauung
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Coco Rosie and someone who can program really great beats.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Kangding Ray&Byetone at Chez Jacki/Densehall (Berlin).
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Well – it has two sides really. Without the multitrack technology and the possibility to have a cheap home studio, a project like golden diskó ship would not be possible. I would not be able to pile 47 tracks on top of each other, and I would also not be able to immediately put down every little idea I spontaneously have while hanging out at home. Then again, when I struggle with technology that actually makes it seem like the biggest obstacle to putting down an idea.
But then again, sometimes technology will even take over and determine a direction to my creative process. Just because it offers certain things that would be easiest or most fun to do next.
In the end, technology is awesome but you need 2 things to eternal happiness: enough ideas/inspiration and someone to ask when you’re stuck.
11. Do you have siblings and are they proud or jealous of you?
I don’t have any siblings!
As a one girl orchestra, golden diskó ship creates her live shows with various instruments and a mix of electronic and analogue sonic layers. She is renowned for her imaginative songscapes, crunchy distortion and squealing sounds whose dark and noisy elements suggest eccentric drum machine abuse.
golden diskó ship | Live in Paris
In combination with her self-made video projections, her unique version of sonic anarchy transports you into a world of intense chaos where fun and beauty meet. A subtle combination of dark and soft atmospheres sends you into fantastic dimensions, perhaps even right back to prehistorical times.