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IKEDA, RYOJI - Dataphonics

Format: BOOK + CD
Label & Cat.Number: Editions Dis Voir
Release Year: 2010
Note: Radio-series from 2006-2007 broadcasted by Radio France containing ten six minute segments derived from non-audio data; graphic scores, codes, symbols and visualisations of the tracks in the book (64 pages)
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"A star of minimalist electronica and sound art, Ryoji Ikeda (born 1966) focuses on the building blocks of sound and aural minutiae, often deploying frequencies at the very edges of human hearing sound that, as he puts it, 'the listener becomes aware of only upon its disappearance.' His albums +/- (1997) and Matrix (2001) spread this soundworld of sine waves and ambient glitchery to a wider audience; since then, he has exhibited and collaborated (notably with Carsten Nicolai) across the world. A homage to Musique Concrte pioneer Pierre Schaeffer's Solfege de l'objet sonore, Dataphonics began as a monthly broadcast on France culture's Atelier de Cration Radiophonique, in which Ikeda created a highly physical auditory experience based on the idea of binary-logic data made audible, 'to materialize the invisible domain of 'totally pure digital data.' This book and CD includes spreads of graphic scores, codes, symbols and the composition itself, recomposed from the ten segments in which it was originally conceived.' 'Dataphonics [2006-07] is a music project by ryoji Ikeda, which focuses on the relationship between the sound of data and the data of sound. It spans various formats - multi-channel sound performance, radio broadcasts and audio/data research. Dataphonics [radio series] was commissioned by l'Atelier de Cration Radiophonique de France Culture. It consists of ten of six-minute segments, rst broadcast monthly on Radio France during 2006-07. Various non-audio data were converted forcefully to .audio data, which became the materials from which the tracks were composed. Moreover, this book examines the visualization of the composed tracks through the ultimate binary reduction of sound waveforms. Dataphonics forms part of datamatics, an ongoing project by ryoji Ikeda since 2006, in which he explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi-substance of data that permeates our world through audiovisual concerts, installations, cds and publications." [label info]