NQ is Nils Quak. A writer, journalist and artist living in Cologne. He’s been working as a laptop-artist for nearly 10 years now. Residing between ambient, electronic post-digital cut-up collages and contemporary electronica, his pieces combine sonic landscapes, deconstructed rhythms and distant field-recordings into a dense blend being both highly abstract and still emotional. NQ released records for various internationally renowned labels such as progressive form, Kitty Yo or Audiobulb. He performed together with artists like Alva Noto, Aoki Takamasa, Gert-Jan Prins or Yoshihiro Hanno at festivals and performances such as Transmediale Berlin or Node in Modena or New York. Furthermore, NQ is part of the STFUcollective – a group of electronic music artist, which is deeply rooted in the DIY movement.