Andra "Amber" Nikolayi is a sound artist and researcher. They did a masters on the use language in experimental music at the Art History and Aesthetics department of Université Paris 8 and received their MFA from L’École nationale supérieure des beaux arts de Paris in 2015, focusing on sound and performance art.
Their activity as a freelance journalist began in 2007 writing for the contemporary arts section of Time Out Bucuresti, followed by many other collaborations including Rush Hour, Resident Advisor, The Attic Magazine and other Romanian publications.
They now write about all things electronic music for Bandcamp Daily and Romanian pop-feminist mag Cutra.
Between 2016 and 2018, they ran a weekly music podcast on Pigalle Paris Radio and curated ODD Nights. They also DJ and used to run the concert photoblog Feral N0is3.
Based in Bucharest but they seem to always be in Berlin somehow.andranikolayi.tumblr.com