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Brad LubmanBrad Lubman
Brigitta MuntendorfBrigitta Muntendorf
Christian JaksjøChristian Jaksjø
Cocoon DanceCocoonDance
Ensemble ModernEnsemble Modern
Friederike BrendlerFriederike Brendler
George BenjaminGeorge Benjamin
Gil Monteagudo RuizGil Monteagudo Ruiz
Hendrika EntzianHendrika Entzian
Hermann Kretzschmarhermann Kretzschmar
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Jeaduk KimJeaduk Kim
Jim McNeelyJim McNeely
John HollenbeckJohn Hollenbeck
Lawrence PowerLawrence Power
Luke PoeppelLuke Poeppel
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Norbert OmmerNorbert Ommer
Po-Chien LiuPo-Chien Liu
Polina KorobkovaPolina Korobkova
Rafaele GiovanolaRafaële Giovanola
Rebecca SaundersRebecca Saunders
Ryoji IkedaRyōji Ikeda
Sofia GubaidulinaSofia Gubaidulina
Stefan AsburyStefan Asbury
Sunghyun LeeSunghyun Lee
Sylvain CambrelingSylvain Cambreling
Tania LeónTania León
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Ryoji Ikeda


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Ryōji Ikeda

Ryōji Ikeda, born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan; lives and works in Paris, France, and Kyoto, Japan

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryōji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of mathematical precision and aesthetics. His audiovisuals installations and public commissions are shown in major museums and public commissions all over the world.

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, and 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 ten years.

In 2016 Ikeda premiered the acoustic stage piece ›music for percussion‹ in collaboration with ensemble Eklekto (CH) at La Bâtie-Festival de Genève (2016). In the same year, he presented a drone symphony, ›A [for 100 cars]‹, commissioned by Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles. ›100 cymbals‹ was commissioned by the LA Philharmonic for Fluxus Festival in 2019 and has been performed at Festival Musica Strasbourg and Le lieu unique (FR), Ultima Festival (NO), Rewire Festival and Muziekgebouw Amsterdam (NL), Gulbenkian Foundation and Serralves (PT), Philharmonie de Paris (FR) among others. He was portrayed at Festival Musica Strasbourg in 2020 where he premiered ›music for percussion 2‹. ›music for percussion 1 and 2‹ has been performed at Kyoto experiment (JP), Barbican Center (UK), La Soufflerie and Sonic Protest festival (FR), Concertgebouw Brugge and deSingel Antwerp (BE), De Doelen Rotterdam (NL), RomaEuropa Festival (IT) among others.

In 2024, Ikeda premieres his new commissioned works with Ensemble Modern (DE) at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam (NL).