Alva Noto


  • Friday 15 20:30 - 21:30

    Sónar by Day - SonarHall

Sound & Vision

UNIEQAV is a new live show by Carsten Niolai, better known as Alva Noto, one of the key names on the international experimental scene. For this new project, the German producer works with sound and light elements, diminishing them to their minimum expression to achieve maximum impact. The head of Raster-Noton returns in 2018 with "Glass", a new album produced together with regular accomplice, Ryuichi Sakamoto (with whom he composed the soundtrack for "The Revenant", by Alejandro González Iñárritu). We will be able to experience this new live audiovisual show of portentous conception in the perfect environment for the art of Alva Noto to shine: SonarHall.

Nicolai is a minimalist in the true sense of the word, a specialist in reducing electronic music to its most basic mathematical form. A student of architecture in his formative years and a visual artist who has always been interested in the physical qualities of sound, Nicolai has worked on multiple recordings, both solo and alongside artists including Frank Bretschneider (Signal), Olaf Bender (Diamond Version), Blixa Bargeld (ANBB), Ryoji Ikeda (Cyclo) and of course Sakamoto, among many others. Over the years, Sónar has had the honour of hosting several of his projects, such as the large-scale digital installation "unidisplay", which was used for the inauguration of SonarPlanta. After 20 years at the helm of Raster-Noton, he recently changed the label name to NOTON and has taken another step forward in his extraordinary career with UNIEQAV, which he will present at Sónar by Day.