Live Performance: Supercodex - Ryoji Ikeda (Live) - Sónar+D

  • Saturday 25 18:00 - 19:00


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, 'superposition' (2012-), 'supersymmetry' (2014-) and 'micro | macro' (2015-). He has performed and exhibited worldwide at spaces 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, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Barbican Centre and Somerset House 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 and Kyoto Experiment Festival.
In 2016, he premiered a new acoustic stage piece 'music for percussion' in collaboration with ensemble Eklekto (Geneva) currently on tour. In 2017, he became a part of group exhibitions such as Elevation 1049: Avalanche (Gstaad), Dox Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic), Centre Pompidou (Metz-FR), La Villette/Festival d'Automne (Paris, FR), Festival of Vicenza (Vicenza, IT) and Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen, DK). Solo shows include Galerie Almine Rech - curated by Olivier Renaud Clément (London, UK). 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. Supercodex is a follow-up to Dataplex (2005) and Test Pattern (2008), constituting a trilogy of advanced frequency series.