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raster-noton co-founders Carsten Nicolai and

Olaf Bender to deliver talk at OCAD

(Toronto—May 14, 2009) The Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is pleased to present a public lecture by experimental sound artist Carsten Nicolai and graphic designer Olaf Bender, on Monday, June 1 at 4:45 p.m. This event is presented in collaboration with Yatra-Arts and the Goethe-Institut Toronto.

Since 1999, Bender and Nicolai (a.k.a. Alva-Noto), who co-founded the German electronic record label “raster-noton,” have been experimenting with minimalist sound, modular graphics and multimedia installation art. More recently, at the 2009 club transmediale (CTM) in Berlin, raster-noton launched its first edition of “rhythm_screen,” a performance space that combines sound, light and architecture. Nicolai and Bender will be performing this year at the annual MUTEK festival in Montreal; following their talk at OCAD, they will perform at Toronto’s Drake Hotel.

raster-noton / Carsten Nicolai and Olaf Bender
Monday, June 1, 4:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Central Hall (Room 230), Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

All are welcome and admission is free. Guests are advised to arrive early as seating is limited.

For more information about raster-noton, please visit www.raster-noton.net.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information or images, please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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