Ryoji Ikeda ((池田 亮司 Ikeda Ryōji, born 1966 in Gifu, Japan) is a Japanese composer and visual artist.
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.
In 2014, he is touring his new performance ‘superposition’ in the US (Metropolitan Museum New York, Walker art Center Minneapolis, UMS Ann Arbor and Center for the Arts of Performance Los Angeles) and in Europe. He will present solo exhibitions in YCAM (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media) Japan, Le lieu Unique Nantes (France), Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAM), and Haus für Elektronische Kunst, Basel.
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. "
1995 Ryoji Ikeda 1000 fragments
1996 Ryoji Ikeda -/-
1998 Ryoji Ikeda time and space
1998 Ryoji Ikeda 0'C
1998 Ryoji Ikeda Mort Aux Veches
1999 Ryoji Ikeda 99
2000 Ryoji Ikeda matrix
1993 Various Artists silence - a quiet manifestation of the future (CD-Book) (produced by ryoji ikeda)
1995 Various Artists Document 02:sine
1995 Various Artists Atomic Weight
1995 Various Artists statics
1995 Various Artists mesmervariations
1996 Various Artists A Fault in the Nothing
1996 Various Artists Alan Lamb Remix
1996 Various Artists Touch Sampler 2
1997 Various Artists Tulpas
1998 Various Artists Chill Out
1998 Various Artists meme
1998 Various Artists Modulation
1998 Various Artists Stilluppstaype Remix
1999 Various Artists END ID
1999 Various Artists Modulation & Transformation 4
1999 Various Artists Microscopic
1994 Dumb Type S/N
1998 Dumb Type OR
2000 Dumb Type memorandum
2001 cyclo. 1st album raster-noton (cyclo. is a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai)
2001 Various Artists Clicks-Cuts 2