5 October, 8.00pm, Great Hall Japanís leading electronic composer/artist, Ryoji Ikeda, focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound itself. Since 1995, Ikeda has been intensely active through concerts, installations, and recordings, integrating sound, acoustics and sublime imagery. In the artistís works, music, time and space are shaped by mathematical methods as Ikeda explores sound as sensation, pulling apart its physical properties to reveal its relationship with human perception. This performance at IMMA includes two of his most influential and acclaimed performances C4I and Datamatics. Using computer and digital technologies to the utmost limit, his audiovisual concerts suggest a unique orientation for our future multimedia environment and culture.
Ryoji Ikeda was born in 1966 in Japan and currently lives and works in New York.† His albums +/- (1996), 0? (1998), and the recent Matrix (2001), have been hailed by critics as the most radical and innovative examples of contemporary electronic music. Since 1995 he has created sound installations, recordings and concerts.† The versatile range of his work is demonstrated by collaborations with choreographer William Forsythe/Frankfurt Ballet; contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto; architect Toyo Ito and artist collective Dumb Type, among others. Ikeda received the Golden Nica prize at Prix Ars Electronica 2001 in the Digital Music category.