Superposition by Ryoji Ikeda
Time Out says
Ryoji Ikeda, known as ‘the master of minimalist electronica’, uses the beauty of mathematical precision to draw out the essence of sound and image, igniting a completely new visceral and aesthetic experience. Over the past two decades, the Japanese composer and digital artist has been exploring a wide range of creative formats, including live performance, installation and audio recording. The superposition show was commissioned by Festival d’Automne à Paris and it’s inspired by the world of quantum mechanics. This astonishing theatrical concert features two performers who play non-musical instruments and interact with 21 video screens. Orchestrating sonic and visual media into a mind-tingling piece, the pair integrates physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human control and randomness into an awe-inspiring symphony of the universe.