on monday, 30th may 2011, raster-noton. archiv für ton und nichtton will release alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto s latest album summvs, the outcome of an unusual creative partnership between the oscar-prize honored film composer ryuichi sakamoto and the fine artist and electronic music pioneer carsten nicolai. the new album will host its world premiere on may 12th, 2011 at the roundhouse in london and will be followed by a european tour called s in may/june 2011 with stations in rome, padua, graz, copenhagen, brussels, eindhoven, paris, frankfurt, bonn, berlin, leipzig and barcelona. the name of the artists fifth collaborative album summvs triggers several associations. the title literally combines the latin word summa (engl.: sum) and versus (vs., engl.: opposite), stressing the collaborative idea behind the joint venture of these two exceptional artists, yet stressing their individual potentials. the initials of the five albums – vrioon, insen, revep, utp_ and now summvs – together form the word virus , concluding the series with a final infectuous twist.