Ryoji Ikeda + Johanna Bramli

  • Wednesday | 24.04.24
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £25 Advance

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.

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) releases ‘ultratronics’ his new album in the past 10 years.

Ikeda’s acclaimed audiovisual performances ‘superposition’ premiered at the Festival d’Automne à Paris / Centre Georges Pompidou in 2012. Performers appear in Ikeda’s work for the first time as operators/ conductors/ observers/ examiners. ‘superposition’ has been performed at the Barbican Center, London (2013), Concertgebouw, Brugge (2013), Muziekgebow, Amsterdam (2013), UCLA – Center for the Arts of Performance, Los Angeles (2014), The Metropolitan Museum, New York (2014), Festival Musica, Strasbourg (2020), International Diaghilev Festival Perm (2021), and Philarmonie de Paris (2022) among others.

Bar open: 5.00pm
Artists on stage: 8.00pm
Curfew: 11.00pm
Stage: The Venue