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It all started with an urge to play with sound and a desire to know more. After several years
buried in books, manuals, patch cables and messing with a DIY synth, JakoJako (real
name Sibel Koçer) was playing her first live sets in Berlin, spending every spare cent on
Eurorack modules. The passion soon became all-consuming, and in 2017 she left her
nursing career to work at Berlin’s synth shop institution SchneidersLaden. Here she’s been
sharing her grasp of tools and techniques with the city’s music maker community.
Technique is no use without ideas to apply it to – fortunately JakoJako has a natural
curiosity. “When you hear a sound in an environment, say a car passing by, you don’t
appreciate the complexity until you think how you might synthesise it,” JakoJako explains.
“Then it becomes something abstract; a collection of modulated pitches and timbres. I love
to listen to the world like this.”
Her approach may seem studious, but JakoJako uses this fluency in the language of
sound to convey emotion. Each track is an experiment, with success based on the
intensity of feeling it creates. Her EPs Aequilibration and Lux showcased this explorative
mindset, with very different stylistic ideas tied together through emotive sound design,
sharp production, and a strong sense of melody.
With regular events disappearing in 2020, live music migrated to URL, finding a global
audience in shared experience of isolation. After streaming a live set with HÖR she was
invited to join ARTE, Innervisions and United We Stream alongside Âme and Frank
Wiedermann. This led to a filmed live performance in her studio for FACT Magazine’s
Patch Notes series and an in-depth studio feature for Electronic Beats, which together
amassed over a million views (and counting). More recently, she’s followed up with live
performances with Annalise van Even aka Nana at Superbooth and Kraftwerk Berlin.
IRL JakoJako has made good use of studio time: she's contributed tracks to compilations
on BPitch Control, Tresor and Figure as well as remixing crouds, New Order and Martin
Gore. More new music by Berghain’s resident is imminent in 2022, with new albums on
Bigamo Musik and WSNWG plus a novamute EP. JakoJako’s future, it seems, is akin to
modular synthesis: sonically endless, full of opportunity, with boundaries yet to be