Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Ryoji Ikeda

CCI Sound System


23 Nov 2003  •  The Arches, Glasgow


What we said at the time:

Japanese composer Ryoji Ikeda has been one of the key artists to define experimental electronic composition over the past decade. When he released +/-, he broke new ground for minimalist digital music and has done so with every new release since.  Currently undergoing what can only be described as a brave and intriguing stage of his career, he is leaving behind the pin-point pricks and digital purism of earlier works and refocusing on mathematical and spartan compositions, decidedly different from his previous works, but equally challenging and unique.  The culmination of this recent surge of artistic development is the world premiere of “CCI Sound system” at instal03, a performance in which his new material will be mixed and phased between two huge PA’s, one a precise Meyer system, the other a huge wall of Marshall amps!


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