Alva Noto: UNIEQAV

September 24
Plaza Matadero

Acclaimed German electronic composer Alva Noto presents UNIEQAV at L.E.V. Matadero. An audiovisual performance in which sound and light are stripped back to their most elemental state.

Alva Noto is a minimalist in the truest sense of the word, reducing electronic music to its mathematical fundamentals and delving into the bewildering cloud of information that makes up computerised sound. With UNIEQAV, he leads us into this stormy digital landscape, where glitchy electronic rumblings and synth thunderclaps cut through a shower of white noise. This environment is echoed in his accompanying video work, which turns scientific phenomena – like sound and light frequencies – into a hallucinatory video experience.

Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai)

Carsten Nicolai is a German artist and musician based in Berlin. For his music works, he uses the pseudonym Alva Noto. Born in 1965 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, he is part of a generation of artists who works intensively in the transitional area between music, art, and science. In 1994, he founded the label NOTON.

Nicolai has toured extensively as Alva Noto through Europe, Asia, South America and the US. Among others, he has performed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Tate Modern in London. As a visual artist, after participating in international exhibitions like Documenta X, the 49th and 50th Venice Biennale, Nicolai’s works have been shown worldwide in extensive solo and group exhibitions.