Noto

Bürgerl. Name:
Carsten Nicolai
Profil:
Carsten Nicolai (born 1965 in Karl Marx Stadt in GDR, now Chemnitz) is an artist using various media, such as sound, image, sculpture and computer, as hybrid tools in order to research the "codification of the world". Nicolai's work questions creativity, coincidence and artistic creative power. A lot of his works are directly linked with the natural sciences. The physics of oscillation in particular are a frequent means of his work and are not limited by audibility and visibility, but trying to make natural phenomena visible. Scientists like the Physicist Ukichiro Nakaya, who researched snow crystals in his studies, were an inspiration to Carsten Nicolai for his "snow noise" installation. The joint collaboration with scientists, search and research, will combine scientific experiment with artistic sculpture. In "snow noise", the laboratory becomes the exhibition space, the activity of the audience makes it a part of the sculpture itself. The complexity of his work becomes visible in projects such as "polar", together with Marko Peljhan, which was realized for the Canon Artlab no.10 in 2000 and which received the Golden Nica for interactive art at the Ars Electronica Festival in 2001. The preoccupation with physical phenomena finds it's way into Nicolai's sound work, which is released under the pseudonyms "noto" and "alva noto". In 1995, Nicolai founded the "noton.archiv für ton und nichtton" record label that merged with "raster music" to become "Raster-Noton" in 2000. The collective with Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider meanwhile put out more than 40 releases, among others the series "20' to 2000" that received the Golden Nica for Digital Music at the Ars Electronica Festival in 2000. In recent years, Carsten Nicolai has performed in major exhibition spaces, and has collaborated with Ryoji Ikeda, Mika Vainio and Thomas Knak (co-composer of Björk's "Vespertine"-album) and with Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Aliasse:

Albums

cdr 003, 03 cd Noto - Spin Cover-Design Noto Spin(CD, Album) Rastermusic, noton.archiv für ton und nichtton cdr 003, 03 cd Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
06 cd, cdr 008 Noto - ∞ Cover-Design Noto (CD, Album) noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Rastermusic 06 cd, cdr 008 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
pl 04 Noto - Kerne Cover-Design Noto Kerne(CD, Album) Plate Lunch pl 04 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
CDR 039 Noto - Wohltemperiert Cover-Design Ø + Noto Ø + Noto - Wohltemperiert(CD, Album) Raster-Noton CDR 039 Germany 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
cdr048 Noto - Autorec Cover-Design Noto Autorec(CD, Ltd) Raster-Noton cdr048 Germany 2002 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

Noto - Mikro Makro Cover-Design Ø + Noto Ø + Noto - Mikro Makro noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Rastermusic Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
06 lp, vyr 008 Noto - Endless Loop Edition Cover-Design Noto Endless Loop Edition(2x10") noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Rastermusic 06 lp, vyr 008 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
Noto - Polyfoto Cover-Design Noto Polyfoto noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Verlag Für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
A1 Noto - Empty Garden (Inside.Out) Cover-Design Noto - Carsten Nicolai Noto - Carsten Nicolai - Empty Garden (Inside.Out)(Minimax) Raster-Noton A1 Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
A3 Noto - 13 Cover-Design Noto + Yoko Tawada Noto + Yoko Tawada - 13(CD, Maxi) Raster-Noton A3 Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
20TO200009 Noto - Time..Dot Cover-Design Noto Time..Dot(Minimax, Ltd) noton.archiv für ton und nichtton 20TO200009 Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
vyr045 Noto - Endless Loop Edition 2 Cover-Design Noto Endless Loop Edition 2(2x10", Ltd, Tra) Raster-Noton vyr045 Germany 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
vyr 008 Noto - Endless Loop Edition, E-H Cover-Design Noto, Carsten Nicolai Noto, Carsten Nicolai - Endless Loop Edition, E-H(10", 2 x) Raster-Noton vyr 008 Germany 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
vyr055 Noto - Sonar Endless Loop Edition 3 Cover-Design Noto Sonar Endless Loop Edition 3(10", Ltd) Raster-Noton vyr055 Germany 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
VF161-1 Noto - Random Groove Cover-Design Noto Random Groove(12", Etch, Ltd) The Vinyl Factory VF161-1 UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen

Miscellaneous

none Noto - Endless Cover-Design Carsten Nicolai aka Noto Carsten Nicolai aka Noto - Endless(Flexi, S/Sided, Boo) noton.archiv für ton und nichtton none Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
ARTEFAKT # 6, 119650-AS Noto - Polyfoto Cover-Design Noto Polyfoto(Flexi, 6") Artefakt Magazine, Eva-Tone Soundsheets ARTEFAKT # 6, 119650-AS Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
cdr032 Noto - Telefunken Cover-Design Noto Telefunken(CD) Raster-Noton cdr032 Germany 2000 Diese Version verkaufen