datamatics [ver.2.0] by Ryoji Ikeda

photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of YCAM

photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of YCAM

Electronic music composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda will be in Sharjah this Friday, 19th April to perform his audiovisual concert titled datamatics [ver. 2.0] in the Sharjah Institute for Theatrical Arts Ikeda's work focuses on the essential characteristics of sound and light through mathematical precision and aesthetics. His datamatics project, which began in 2006 is a series of experiments in the form of audiovisual concerts, installations, publications and CDs that seek to materialise pure data.  

datamatics [ver. 2.0] is the second audiovisual concert presented as part of the project. Dynamic, computer-generated imagery, in pared-down black and white with striking colour accents, are graphic renderings of data progress through multiple dimensions. 
From 2-D sequences of patterns derived from hard-drive errors and software code, the imagery transforms into dramatic, rotating views of the universe in 3-D; the final scenes add a further level, as 4-D mathematical processing opens up spectacular and seemingly infinite vistas.  
A hypnotic soundtrack reflects the imagery through a meticulous layering of sonic components.  (via

Here's a short clip from Sonar 2010 to show you what to expect. 

Here are some audience testimonials from his show at the Barbican in London two years ago.  

I am looking forward to this. I know this isn't something for for everyone and I imagine I will either end up with a headache or euphoric after being taken on a journey of data and sound. Hopefully it will be the latter. 

Event details

Date and time: Friday, 19th April 2013 at 8pm 

Venue: Sharjah Institute for Theatrical Arts, Sharjah (location map)

Phon: +9716 512 3333

Free entry

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