alva noto presents UNIEQAV
Support: Stanley [PH17]
Electronic sound and light is stripped back to its most elemental in the Berlin premiere of UNIEQAV, a new audio-visual performance from artist and musician Alva Noto.
Alva Noto is a minimalist in the truest sense of the word, reducing electronic music to its mathematical fundamentals, delving into the bewildering cloud of information that makes up computerised sound. 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 is Carsten Nicolai, an artist that blurs distinction between sound, art and science. His experiments with sound sculpture are documented on his record label, NOTON, where he zooms in on electronic sound to examine its microscopic architecture. Alongside his solo work, he has collaborated with Ryoji Ikeda (cyclo), Blixa Bargeld and Ryuichi Sakamoto, with whom he composed the score to the 2015 film The Revenant.