Being friends and admires of each other´s work for a long time, electronic music composer and visual artist Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and composer and voice-artist Blixa Bargeld (also known as singer of Einstürzende Neubauten) decided to join forces to initiate a collaborative project in 2001
Together they developed a musical concept based on the combination of improvisation and abstraction. The impulsive live performance of Blixa Bargeld and the elaborated Beat structures and sound landscapes of Alva Noto merge to a suprising and unexpected result. Working on their own exerimental material that gains its strengh from the spontaneity of the live-performance of Bargeld´s voice as well as rethinking traditional songs in their own special manner, they deliver an outstanding and inspiring musical blend for their audience.
The collaboration first staged in September 2007 when they united for a special appearance in San Francisco to perfom at Recominat Media Labs Studios. Since then they have recorded several tracks that form the base of their live performance and are planned to be released and toured in the near future.