Ryoji Ikeda


Ryoji Ikeda is one of Japan’s leading electronic artists/composers today, presenting concerts, installations and recordings, while integrating sound, acoustics and related imagery in venues around the world. The artist combines music, time and space as he explores mathematical relations to sound by manipulating its physical properties. Ikeda pushes the boundaries of both visual and sonic media by using new computer and digital technologies focusing on ultrasonics, frequencies and sine waves. This October, the artist will present his first performance in Ireland with the Irish Museum of Modern Art, which will be in association with Forma, Note Productions and Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival. Ikeda has presented works in the world’s leading festivals and venues including Centre Pompidou in Paris, Tate Modern in London, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and the Tokyo International Forum. In 2001, the artist received the Ars Electronica Golden Nica prize in digital music.