Ryoji Ikeda

  • Ryoji Ikeda

    RYOJI IKEDA

    1 Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007) With his passing, we lost one of the most important composers of our time. Most musicians today have been influenced by him, whether they realize it or not.

    2 Opening ceremony, Beijing Olympics Whatever your feelings on spectacle, billions of people watched 2,008 performers drumming in perfect unison on August 8. Have we ever before witnessed an event such as this?

    3 Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, From Here to Ear (Galerie Xippas, Paris) When I entered the gallery, birds were flying, chattering, and hopping along amplified electric guitars. Everything