Ryoji Ikeda

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 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.

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. Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through audiovisual performances, installations, and acoustic music pieces. His books and CDs are released on codex | edition, his online source established in 2018. In December 2022, codex I edition and noton (DE) released ‘ultratronics’ his first new album in the past 10 years.

In 2023 Ikeda premiers his new audiovisual live set ‘ultratronics’ in Japan at WWW X Shibuya, MUTEK.JP and Fuji Rock Festival with European showcases at Sonar Barcelona and Pitchfork London at The Barbican. Touring is planned for 2024.