Ryoji Ikeda (JP)
Japan's leading electronic composer Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the minutiae
of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound
itself. His work exploits sound's physical property, its causality with
human perception and mathematical dianoia as music, time and space.
Using computer and digital technology to the utmost limit, Ikeda has
been developing particular "microscopic" methods for sound engineering
and composition. Since 1995 he has been intensely active in sound art
through concerts, installations and recordings: the albums +/- (1996),
0 degrees (1998) and Matrix (2000) have been hailed by critics as the
most radical and innovative examples of contemporary electronic music.