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Ryoji Ikeda presents Ultratronics

+Rachika Nayar

photo of Ryoji Ikeda's ultratronics live set

Renowned visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda performs the UK live debut of Ultratronics – a unique audiovisual concert based on his latest album, ultratronics released in 2022.

Featuring audio material recorded between 1989 and 1999 and compositions created between 2013 and 2022, ultratronics explores sound’s arithmetical and computational essence and renders them into the propulsive auditory experience that constitutes Ikeda’s sound signature.

Taking the shape of an audiovisual concert, this special live performance of ultratronics uses raw data and mathematical models to generate music and projections. What at first sounds like a battle of digital noise, blips and bass drones, gradually engages the listener with elements of techno and dance music. The use of stark visuals adds textures to percussion, making it difficult to distinguish between the senses. Ikeda creates a union between visual and auditory dimensions, revealing the arithmetical and computational essence of sound.

Part of Pitchfork Festival London.

Tagged with: Contemporary music


Stage Times:

7.30 – 8.15pm Rachika Nayar (support)

8.15 – 8.45pm Interval

8.45 – 9.40pm Ryoji Ikeda

Stage times are approximate and subject to change.

This performance contains flashing lights/strobe effects, excesses bass and loud sound.

Presented by Pitchfork Festival London

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