Jennifer Torrence in conversation with Rob Young.
Japanese visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda was the mastermind behind some of the most intense minimalistic digital music in the 1990s.
His works such as +/-, 0 degrees and dataplex explored sine tones and the outer range of human hearing.
In his recent piece 100 Cymbals he adapts to acoustic percussion, still applying a delicate touch rather than the expected crashes and explosions.
As a postlude to the Norwegian premiere of 100 Cymbals, percussionist Jennifer Torrence will describe the key features of the work and how it felt to rehearse and prepare for this stupendous piece of sound art.
Writer Rob Young will play examples of Ikeda’s earlier work and set him in context with the development of digital music and sound art.
The conversation will be held in English. Admission is included in the concert ticket.