Ryoji Ikeda

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. He 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 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-), superposition (2012-), and a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai entitled cyclo. He performs and exhibits worldwide at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Singapore art Museum, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Park Avenue Armory New York, Barbican Center London, Telefonica Foundation Madrid, MoMA New York, among others. Ryoji is the winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN 2014 residency.