Born 1965 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (present Chemnitz). Based in Berlin, German.
Carsten Nicolai has been influenced by laws and orders of natural science in producing his works that utilizes mathematical patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and the self-organizing structures of nature. This rare artist has been highly acknowledged around the world in both genres of art and music. He uses the pseudonym “Noto” and “Alva Noto” for his musical outputs under the label ‘raster-noton. archiv für ton und nichtton’ which he is also the co-founder.