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Ryoji Ikeda


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Born in 1966, Japan’s leading electronic composer Ryoji Ikeda (Japanese 池田亮司) focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound itself. His work exploits sound’s physical property, its causality with human perception and mathematical dianoia as music, time and space. Using computer and digital technology to the utmost limit, Ikeda has been developing particular “microscopic” methods for sound engineering and composition. Since 1995 he has been intensely active in sound art through concerts, installations and recordings: the albums +/- (1996), 0 degrees (1998) and Matrix (2000) have been hailed by critics as the most radical and innovative examples of contemporary electronic music. With Carsten Nicolai, he works the collaborative project Cyclo., which examines error structures and repetitive loops in software and computer programmed music, with audiovisual modules for real time sound visualization. The versatile range of his research is also demonstrated by the collaborations with choreographer William Forsythe/Frankfurt Ballett, contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, architect Toyo Ito and artist collective Dumb Type, among others. Ryoji Ikeda received the Golden Nica prize at Prix Ars Electronica 2001 in the Digital Music category.


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  • 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
  • drochlen

    Альбомы выполнены в одном настрое, словно одну длинную композицию поделили на части и пронумеровали. Пощекотать нервишки можно.

    1 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
  • I0000days

    I'll just put this here *)(-&-!-#+(#-*+("!-*(

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ricz_dm

    this is some weird stuff

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
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