Based in Berlin for over a decade, Niko de Paula Lefort works as a musician and sound artist. His vibrational practice covers the fields of art installation, experimental music, instrument building, field recording, radio transmission, concert curation and knowledge sharing. Also known as NikoLFO, he is resident host on Archipel Stations Community Radio and co-founder of Portals Editions and Archipel Editions. De Paula Lefortʼs work has appeared in commissions for major museums, festivals and venues including Centre Pompidou, Guggenheim Bilbao, Kunsthaus Göttingen, CTM, Bozar, Berghain, HeK Basel, Bozar and Bergen Assembly, as well as more DIY settings, and in various configurations, solo or in collaborations with internationally renowned artists.

Aurality is a research that grew outwards from a study of early American minimalism and traditional musics in their modern forms. In Aurality performances, Niko de Paula engages with bioacoustics, microtonality and polyrhythm to mend the vibrational fabric of inner and outer spaces elements by means of field recordings, tonal, algorithmic and radio experiments.