Carsten Nicolai



About Carsten Nicolai

NameCarsten Nicolai (Karsten Nicolai, Alva Noto)
Birth LocationChemnitz (Karl-Marx-Stadt), SN (DE)
MediaSound Art

Carsten Nicolai's Biography

Carsten Nicolai (born 1965) is a German artist and musician best known for his work in sound art and visual art. He works under the aliases Alva Noto and Noto, and is co-founder of the label Raster-Noton and of the music duo Cyclo with Ryoji Ikeda. Nicolai's work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the Venice Biennale. He has released albums on labels such as Mille Plateaux and Raster-Noton, and has collaborated with artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Björk.
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