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RYOJI IKEDA

THE SOLAR SYSTEM

THE VINYL FACTORY

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* 10 locked grooves each consisting of a unique sine wave
* Pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl
* Bespoke screen printed outer sleeve
* Composed and produced by Ryoji Ikeda
* Mastered by Rashad Becker

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda collaborates with The Vinyl Factory on a new 12” vinyl-only release housing 10 locked grooves each consisting of a unique sine wave with a different frequency correlating to a different planet in the solar system.

Pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, housed in a bespoke screen printed sleeve, this unique edition has been produced in celebration of UK premiere of Ryoji Ikeda’s supersymmetry installation, showing at The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park from 23 April - 31 May 2015.

Ikeda's supersymmetry is a fully immersive auditory and visual experience - an artistic vision of the reality of nature, an interpretation of quantum mechanics and quantum information theory from an aesthetic viewpoint. The work draws on his exchanges with scientists and engineers during his stay at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.

Locked Grooves

1. Mercury
2. Venus
3. Earth
4. Mars
5. Asteroids
6. Jupiter
7. Saturn
8. Uranus
9. Neptune
10. Pluto



About Ryoji Ikeda

Ryoji Ikeda is a leading electronic composer and visual artist who focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and those of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

His works include projects ranging from live performances to installations, books and CD’s such as datamatics (2006-), test pattern (2008-), spectra (2001-), cyclo – a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai – and superposition (2012-).

He performs and exhibits worldwide at prestigious venues and events such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Singapore art Museum, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Elektra Festival Montreal, Grec and Sonar Festivals Barcelona, Aichi Triennale Nagoya, Palazzo Grassi Venice, Park Avenue Armory New York, Barbican Center London, Museo de Arte Bogota, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, DHC/Art Montreal, Festival d’Automne Paris, Sharjah Biennale, Carriageworks Sydney, Auckland Triennale, MONA Museum Hobart – Tasmania, Ruhrtriennale, Telefonica Foundation Madrid, MoMA New York, Kyoto Experiment Festival, among others.

Born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan, Ryoji Ikeda currently lives and works in Paris.