Ryoji Ikeda + Carsten Nicolai (cyclo.)

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    cyclo. (ryoji ikeda + carsten nicolai), 2011. Photo: YCAM Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

Past Event

This event was on 29 October, 8pm

cyclo. is a collaborative research project by Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai, that focuses on the visualisation of sound. In a multisensory and immersive event, cyclo. performs against a backdrop of dynamic visuals generated through real-time sound analysis.

Doors open 30 minutes before performance starts. This is a standing event, with limited seating provided on request. Warning: this event will include frequent high sound levels and strobe lighting.

This event is now fully booked, and the waiting list for returns is now closed.

Please do check availability for other events in the season


Ryoji Ikeda is a leading electronic composer and visual artist. Born in Japan and based in Paris and Kyoto, he orchestrates sound, visuals, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and complex installations. His albums have pioneered a new world of minimal electronic music. Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through live performances, installations, books and recordings. His works spectra and supersymmetry were recently presented in London by Artangel and The Vinyl Factory, respectively.

Carsten Nicolai is a visual and sound artist, who seeks to overcome the separation between art forms and genres to create an integrated artistic approach. Based in Germany, Nicolai is influenced by scientific reference systems and often works with mathematic patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and self-organising structures. Besides performing in clubs and concert halls, he has presented his audio-visual pieces at museums such as Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Tate Modern, London.

Conceived in association with: Guest Curator Tom Trevor.

In partnership with:
The Vinyl Factory



With additional support from: