ryoji ikeda

ryoji ikeda

born in 1966 in gifu (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 CDs such as »datamatics« (2006-today), »test pattern« (2008-today), »spectra« (2001-today), »cyclo«, a collaborative project with carsten nicolai, »superposition« (2012-today) and »supersymmetry« (2014-today).

he performed and exhibited worldwide, such as at 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, The Whitechapel Gallery London, The Barbican Center and Somerset House 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, Kyoto Experiment Festival, among others. he is the award winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN 2014. his albums »+/-« (1996), »0°C« (1998), »matrix« (2000), »dataplex« (2005), »test pattern« (2008) and »supercodex« (2013) pioneered a new minimal world of electronic music through his razor-sharp techniques and aesthetics.

ryoji ikeda lives and works in paris, france, and kyoto, japan.

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