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There is always room for coincidence. ---->>>

It is such a complex matter we live within, it is impossible to track logic and decision making really, so therefore each choice can actually only be seen as coincidence. ---->>>

You cannot always make such big exhibitions, because they consume too much time and energy. ---->>>

I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual comprehension and emotional understanding. ---->>>

It is important for me that a certain depth and variety of both exist next to each other. I am very careful not to sacrifice the one for the other. ---->>>

Every individual decision is nothing but coincidence, every artistic decision is coincidence. ---->>>

One often thinks that using 2 different things like visual and sound lead to 2 different conclusions - to a different content - but in in my case it is all one. ---->>>

When I define polarities in my work, I actually create the space between things. I point to the question I am actually interested in, without naming it. ---->>>

I usually create sounds and have different generators running over it. You know you can open a word-file as a picture or the other way round. I do the same with sounds. ---->>>

The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic? ---->>>

Starting off, all options are always open, but as soon as you choose something, you inevitably limit yourself. If you go for B, A is out. ---->>>

I always try hard to arrange all media in a way so that it expresses what I want - this is not limited to one medium alone and varies from case to case. ---->>>

I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically. ---->>>

Some things can be perfectly expressed by sound alone and images would only be disturbing. Other times, sound would be possible, but visuals are much stronger and closer to what I want to express and then again, they sometimes overlap perfectly. ---->>>

Biography

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Name: Alva Noto
Nationality: German
Born: 06-21, 1965
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Occupation: Artist

Carsten Nicolai (September 18, 1965), known as Alva Noto, is a German musician. He is a member of the music groups Diamond Version with Olaf Bender (Byetone), Signal with Frank Bretschneider and Olaf Bender, Cyclo with Ryoji Ikeda, and Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto with Ryuichi Sakamoto, with whom he composed the score for the 2015 film The Revenant (wikipedia)