SonarHall - Norðurljós
(Raster-Noton / DE)
Alva Noto and Byetone (aka Carsten Nicolai and Olaf Bender) have created their own visual and sonic language, and are two of the key names on today's experimental scene and in modern sonic art. As well as his prolific career as a sonic artist, which has led him to collaborate with Ryuichi Sakamoto, among many others, Nicolai is the man building the legacy of German label Raster Noton, one of the best-sellers on the scene, while Bender takes care of its graphical aspects, as well as his own career. Together, they explore an aesthetic of millimetric rhythms and austere sound, which lies equidistant between dance and sonic art. And as if that was not enough, their stage show is one of their strong suits.