The Sound Art of Carsten Nicolai

Carsten Nicolai (b.1965) is one of the most celebrated living visual and sound artists. Like Alvin Lucier and most experimental audiovisual artists, in exploring the physicality of sound and the challenges of human perception, his work is multifaceted and multidimensional, often solely audio-based, solely visual, or both. It’s a rare feat that the artist is equally celebrated across both the art world and electronic music scene; in one sphere, he has secured major gallery representation including that of blue-chip Pace Gallery; in the other, a substantial Spotify following. He often wears the hats of a scientist, physicist, and mathematician in his studied playfulness with mathematical patterns and sound and light frequencies.

Read on to learn more about Carsten Nicolai and discover some of his most popular works of sound art.

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