Frank Bogdanowitz alias Dr. Nojoke is a producer and performer – his live sets continually bring new and unique sounds to the table, a combination of field-recordings, self-made sounds, and highly conceptual production that redefine the way we understand electronic music.
A Berlin native and leader in directional minimal techno (or “clikno” as he describes it), Dr. Nojoke is a master of rethinking ordinary musicality and procuring new uses for the everyday.
Since 2005 Dr.Nojoke has been working on technoid sound-sculptures based on his archive of self-made audio- and field-recordings. He defines a dubby, groovy, minimal, quirky music, he calls Clikno.
Always with an experimental approach in production Dr.Nojoke relinquishes conventional rave-signals and typical techno sounds and samples [such as the Roland TB303 or 808/909 drum machines]. Instead he (trans-) forms his collected “acoustic” sounds into highly technological “electronic” music.
Dr.Nojoke also attaches great importance to the development of unusual and random harmony- and melody-schemes, non-stereotypical sounds and hook-lines, which willingly break up clichés.
Bringing unexpected sounds on the dancefloor can create great moments of irritation, confusion and fun for the audience and the performer.
Dr.Nojoke has been releasing on a multitude of labels such as Pheek's imprint Archipel, Klangscheiben, Pluie/Noir, Minim.all, NOOK, Autist, Resopal, Concrete ... on his own imprint UNOIKI and in 2015 his album FALLING & WALKING on Sleep is Commercial.
He did remixes for acts like Rosenstolz, Dinamoe, Pheek, David Last and D.Diggler as well as for the English Electro-poetress Caro Snatch, Autist Records boss M_Ferri or Sven Laux, Andrew Duke, Andrés Marcos and many more.
In 2016 he launched the label CLIKNO for his own music productions, whereon he will start to put out vinyls in 2017.
Amidst all this well-considered concept is of course the element of fun and serendipity. The live show may feature instruments such as radio, crushed plastic bottles, jew ́s harps, souvenirs and toys 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.
Since 2005 he carried out solo-performances in galleries, clubs and festivals notably at ARMA 17 (Moscow), Piknic Electronik (Montreal), Freerotation Festival (Wales), Freqs of Nature (Germany), Waha Festival (Romania), Festival Paysages Electroniques (Lille), Live Performers Meeting (Rome), Netaudio Festival Berlin and London, Universo Parallelo (Brasil), Club Transmediale (Berlin), Boom Festival (Portugal), Save Festival (Moscow), Sol-Fest (Spain), X-Bass Festival (Napels), ...