Ryoji Ikeda

池田亮司

池田亮司は、電子的な音源やデータそのものを作品化し、それらをビデオプロジェクションとリンクさせた壮大なインスタレーションとして構成する。彼は、人間の耳がかろうじて聞こえる周波数を使うなどして、音楽の生の状態を浮かび上がらせる。ノイズやパルスといった要素を駆使した一種の「音による造形作品」は、その高い創造性において国際的に高く評価されている。

Ryoji Ikeda is a sound artist, working with electronic media and raw digital data to create large-scale immersive installations. Ikeda is concerned primarily with sound in a variety of “raw” states, such as sine tones and noise, often using frequencies at the edges of the range of human hearing. The conclusion of his album +/- features just such a tone; of it, Ikeda says “a high frequency sound is used that the listener becomes aware of only upon its disappearance” (from the CD booklet). Rhythmically, Ikeda’s music is highly imaginative, exploiting beat patterns and, at times, using a variety of discrete tones and noise to create the semblance of a drum machine. His work also encroaches on the world of ambient music; many tracks on his albums are concerned with slowly evolving soundscapes, with little or no sense of pulse.

data.tecture [3 SXGA+ version]
2015
3 DLP video projectors, computers, speakers.
W10m × H12m (video projection throw distance
D22.5m)
Courtesy: the artist

Photo:Keizo Kioku