He has been hailed by critics as one of the most radical and innovative contemporary composers for his live performances, sound installations and album releases. Using computer and digital technologies to the utmost limit, his audiovisual concerts datamatics — presentC 4 I — and formula — suggest a unique orientation for our future multimedia environment and culture.
His ongoing body of work, datamatics, is a long-term programme of moving image, sculptural, sound and new media works that use data as their theme and material to explore the ways in which its Rave Hard - Blacklight (2) - Rave Hard / Triptonite / Synthetic Djura (Vinyl) view of reality is used to encode, understand and control the world.
In a later adaptation, spectra [for Os Incomodados Que Se Mudem 5, JFK], the installation emanates an aura of almost total invisibility and inaudibility due to its intense brightness and ultra-frequencies. The exhibition premiered test pattern, an installation comprising visual patterns converted and generated from sound waveforms in real—time.
Ikeda released his eighth solo album test pattern raster-noton in April to coincide with the exhibition. In SummerRyoji Ikeda - C4I (DVD), Ikeda produced a series of large-scale public realm works for Dream Amsterdam, lighting four cultural and civic spaces with intensely Aisle Seat - Cunningham - H*A*M*S (CD) white light.
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It has been screened there regularly since January In September data. In the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, the artist created a visual and sonic environment where visitors are immersed in Wonder (Licorice Stick Version) synchronised data.
InIkeda was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica prize in Ryoji Ikeda - C4I (DVD) digital music category and he was short-listed for a World Technology Award inand then again in What resembles a piece of computer hardware in its oblique package is in fact an album of equally discrete and alien music. Ikeda is best-known for his self-stylized computer music, which works as much on pulse and rhythm as it does Jóga (Alec Empire Digital Hardcore Mix 2) the architecture in which it is played, using extreme contrasts of repetitive patterns in the high and low registers.
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On 20' tothe untitled pieces are noisier with a more improvisational feel, and have a gritty quality more like Fennesz or Pita than the often sterile ambience associated with the glitch music movement. Blurring the lines between nature, science and philosophy, the work subtly suggests a convergence of the real and the virtual. The sound track synchronizes perfectly with the graphical and Ryoji Ikeda - C4I (DVD) images to create a piece of undeniable power and beauty.
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The superposition project is about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical Lovers Leap - Genesis - Rock Theatre (Vinyl, LP) of quantum mechanics.
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