Interview with

Golden Diskó Ship

Golden Diskó Ship is Theresa Stroetges, a young Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and video artist who performs live as a one-girl orchestra. Her imaginative soundscapes, shifting from delicate melodic lines steeped in nostalgia to the feedback arcs and textured distortion of machine abuse, evoke lucid dreams and have won critical praise for their fresh, eclectic collages of electronic and acoustic sound. Her debut solo album, Prehistoric Ghost Party, was produced at the legendary Faust Studio, home of the Klangbad label, and her tracks have also been released on Monika Enterprise’s City Splits # 1 and The Wire Tapper’s June 2012 compilation.


1:  Possession Island

2:  Deception Island

3:  Christmas Island


What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Life and strange dreams.

How and when did you get into making music?
I played viola as a child, then started to play guitar and other instruments in a band . Some years later a friend gave me a music program for my computer and a microphone and I started doing what would become golden diskó ship.

What are your 5 favourite albums of all time?
Björk – Homogenic
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works I
PJ Harvey – Is This Desire
Portishead – Third
Cat Power – You Are Free
Four Tet – Rounds
Wait, thats 6!

What do you associate with Berlin?

What’s your favourite place in your town?
Columbiabad. Almost as good as a lake, and it is great extra entertainment fun to watch the kids´ competition jumping off the diving towers while swimming.

If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Travel, i hope.

What was the last record you bought?
Dean Blunt – Black Metal

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Someone who will rap and play the drums at the same time.

What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
As a performer, the show at Berghain in march 2104, an incredible feeling. As a spectator i would say PJ Harvey solo at Admiralspalast a few years ago, playing every instrument i can possibly imagine. Totally mindblowing.

How important is technology to your creative process?
Quite important. I record snippets of ideas into the computer, so the creative process is partly determined by the possibilities and the interface of the software. At the same time, technology is just a tool, and other tools would also do, just with different results.

Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
I don´t have any siblings.

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