Alva Noto is the stage name of sound artist Carsten Nicolai, who has established himself as an artist amongst current electronic sound and visual designers who are using art and music as creative tools to create microscopic views of hybrid processes.
Michaela Melián Born 1956, lives in Upper Bavaria.
She studied Music and Art in Munich and London.
1980 -1986 she coedited the magazine Mode und Verzweiflung.
As a musician in the band F.S.K., she has toured Europe and the USA. Numerous recordings with F.S.K.and others. Audiovisual projects with David Moufang (Move D) and Thomas Meinecke.
There are multiple artists recording under this name. 1) Originally known as Merrick, Chris Hughes was a drummer and producer for Adam and the Ants. He was later a contributor to Tears for Fears, including producing their widely respected album, The Hurting.
Jens Massel aka Senking was born in Cologne in 1969 and lives there again today. 1995: Starting with electronic music. 1996: Senking first released on Cologne label Karaoke Kalk as Kandis. At the beginning there were only a few Senking tracks on Kandis records. Later, starting 1997, Senking became an individual project as more and more tracks with this kind of sound were created.
Olaf Bender's (b. 1968, Chemnitz, Germany) experimental work with film material started during school time, initiated by the casual find of complete 16mm film equipment. From then on an intensive dealing started film, both as medium as the raw material.
The collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz. Like Harold Budd and Brian Eno's Ambient 2/Plateaux of Mirror and The Pearl, consists of one person playing delicate pieces on an acoustic piano while another fills the ample spaces with electronic treatments.
Kangding Ray is David Letellier. Born in France and based in Berlin, Letellier evolved as a guitarist and drummer in various bands whose influences ranged from rock and pop to jazz before moving into electronic music.
His music is situated at the crossroads of « digitality » and sensitivity. In his compositions, melodies combine with machine sounds in a subtle and rythmic suite.
Being friends and admirers of each other’s work for a long time, electronic music composer / visual artist Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and composer / voice-artist Blixa Bargeld (also known as singer of Einstürzende Neubauten and guitarist of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) decided to join forces to initiate a collaborative project in 2007.
German electronic musician Uwe Schmidt now living in Santiago de Chile. Records under an extensive number of aliases. Runs his own label, called Rather Interesting, and his own design company called Linger Decoree.