Byetone is the artist alias of Olaf Bender, co-founder and principal administrator of Raster-Noton. Man of his time and autodidact, he has a fascination for minimalism and is interested in the impact of technology on creativity: ‘Always technology influenced the development of aesthetics. So today the computer is our instrument and we try to create a computer-typical sound. As we are part of this development/movement, we hope to have had a certain impact on it.’ Drawing from sources of all directions and disciplines, inspired by the smallest particles of existence and by the epic theories of mankind, Bender produces a type of music whose rhythms have met with the blade of a scalpel, an amalgamation of precision and grooves that characterize the Raster-Noton label.