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Ryoji Ikeda


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Ryoji Ikeda was born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan
lives and works in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

Alongside of pure musical activity, Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through live performances, installations, books and CD’s such as ‘datamatics’ (2006-), ‘test pattern’ (2008-), ‘spectra’ (2001-), ‘cyclo’ a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai, and ‘superposition’ (2012-).

He performs and exhibits worldwide such as Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Singapore art Museum, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Elektra Festival Montreal, Grec and Sonar Festivals Barcelona, Aichi Triennale Nagoya, Palazzo Grassi Venice, Park Avenue Armory New York, Barbican Center London, Museo de Arte Bogota, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, DHC/Art Montreal, Festival d’Automne Paris, Sharjah Biennale, Carriageworks Sydney, Auckland Triennale, MONA Museum Hobart – Tasmania, Ruhrtriennale, Telefonica Foundation Madrid, MoMA New York, Kyoto Experiment Festival among others.


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  • dallinkapp

    23 Jun 1:59am Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    this guy's work can be hard to sit through sometimes. it's not like Whitehouse - where it's full of loud as fuck high frequencies because then you just gotta turn it down and the problems solved. With Ikeda, his work is minimal and quiet so you gotta turn it up a bit which makes those high tones a lot more painful. I do love his work it's just sometimes difficult to play if my head feels sensitive to high tones.

    15 Jun 10:53am Reply
  • oaquard

    aural puzzles

    17 May 5:19am Reply
  • insomniakk


    21 Apr 7:14pm Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    These cute little sounds are playing with my mind :3

    3 Mar 12:16am Reply
  • scroll_box

    999 ?

    16 Feb 8:23am Reply
  • primozb

    exceptional. hope he goes on producing.

    30 Jan 7:07pm Reply
  • lost_in_last_fm

    This music gives me a very strong tingling sensation.

    25 Jan 2:51am Reply
  • Self-MadeWolf


    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • eroticon

    от высокочастотных звуков мозг просто закипает, как это можно слушать больше 1 минуты

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • TeenageDeathBoy

    Am I going to get hearing damage from seeing Superposition live? some of the tones in his work can be painful even during home listening...

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Irothar

    geniusz !

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • RealAppleNick


    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nobody-01

    has anyone noticed problems with their earphones or headphones after playing this music

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • morptehth


    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Merowinger110


    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • promagnon

    Dataplex is amazing.

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    if i like the last 6 songs from dataplex but not really the others, what other stuff in his discography should i check out?

    4 May 2014 Reply
  • NixOlympus

    so minimal, yet so... hypnotically guhroovy.

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • NoIZeFAQ

    ~ intelligent sound art.

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
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