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Ryoji Ikeda • superposition

Fri & Sat, Oct 17 & 18
at 7pm

Metropolitan Museum of Art


Please call 212-570-3949 for ticket availability.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028


A music, visual, and theater work at the intersection of art and science, superposition by Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda, is an immersive experience: an orchestrated journey through sound, language, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behavior, and randomness, all simultaneously arranged and rearranged in a theatrical arc that obliterates the boundaries between music, visual arts, and performance.

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About Ryoji Ikeda

Ryoji Ikeda (b. 1966) is a leading Japanese electronic composer, sound, and visual artist who lives and works in Paris and Kyoto. In his rigorous practice, he uses mathematical principles and aesthetics to focus on the essential characteristics of sound and light. Ikeda elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations. He has performed and exhibited worldwide at venues including Centre Pompidou Paris, Sónar Festival Barcelona, Tate Modern London, Barbican Center London, Museo de Arte Bogota, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin and Festival d’Automne in Paris. test pattern, a project that has taken many forms, was previous imagined for the Park Avenue Armory in 2011, and his US debut work the transcendental was seen as part of Crossing the Line 2010.

Co-presented with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Image: superposition © Kazuo Fukunaga

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