Ryoji Ikeda
Program I & II
Thu, Dec 14 at 8PM
Fri, Dec 15 at 8PM
The Theatre at Ace Hotel

UCLA student tickets go on sale Monday, September 25.

“In choreographing vast amounts of digital information, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension.” —Park Avenue Armory

Internationally celebrated electronic composer and light-and-sound-installation artist Ryoji Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. A leading figure among the new crop of computer-based musicians, Ikeda is known for his moving-image, sculptural sound and new media works that explore the intersection between music and visual art through mathematical aesthetics. His work has been performed and exhibited worldwide at art and music venues and festivals throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas and he has collaborated with such artists as choreographer William Forsythe, Japanese art collective Dumb Type, architect Toyo Ito and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. 

In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN, the world’s largest particle physics research institute. By elaborately orchestrating “raw” sound, light, projections, physical phenomena and mathematical notions, Ikeda creates immersive live performance installations that dazzle with their technical wizardry and sophisticated design. For his appearance at CAP UCLA, he will present three different pieces over two nights—Program I: formula and datamatics/Program II: C4I and datamatics.

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Funds provided by The Lloyd E. Rigler Emerging Arts Fund.

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