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Nicola L. Hein (*1988 in Düsseldorf) is a guitarist, sound artist, composer, and researcher in music and aesthetics. He plays the guitar with physical and electronic extensions, aiming to transcend existing sonic paradigms. As a sound artist and composer, he works with sound installations, instrument building, conceptual composition and integrates philosophical theories into his artistic practice. Intermedia works with video art, dance, literature and other art forms constitute another focus of his practice. With the support of the Goethe Institute and many other institutions, his artworks have been realized in more than 30 countries worldwide. He has worked with many of the world's most established musicians in the field of improvised music. Furthermore, he works as a researcher in the field of aesthetics and gives lectures at different institutions around the world.
He studied Sound Art Composition 2015 - 2018 with Prof. Peter Kiefer at School of Music at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany and completed his Master of Music in 2018.
Currently he is PhD Student in Music Theory at Columbia University New York