The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania


CMU Fine Arts Lecture Series Featuring Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University

Jeff Pan, Lecturer


 superposition, performance, 2012

 © Ryoji Ikeda,  photo by Fidelis Fuchs


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. He has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. Ikeda elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations. His albums +/- (1996), 0? (1998), and Matrix (2001) have been hailed by critics as the most radical and innovative examples of contemporary electronic music. Currently, Ikeda is working on cyclo, a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Call the CMU School of Art for more information at 412-268-2409.

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