matrix
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matrix | mātriks|
noun (pl. -trices |ˈmātrisēz| or -trixes)

1 an environment or material in which something develops; a surrounding medium or structure : free choicesbecome the matrix of human life.
• a mass of fine-grained rock in which gems, crystals, or fossils are embedded.
• Biology the substance between cells or in which structures are embedded.
• fine material : the matrix of gravel paths is raked regularly.
2 a mold in which something, such as printing type or a phonograph record, is cast or shaped.
3 Mathematics a rectangular array of quantities or expressions in rows and columns that is treated as a single entity and manipulated according to particular rules.
• an organizational structure in which two or more lines of command, responsibility, or communication may run through the same individual.
ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense [womb] ): from Latin, ‘breeding female,’ later ‘womb,’ from mater,matr- ‘mother.’

matrix is a series of sound installations employing pure sine waves and white noises as a sculptural material. The installations are designed in response to specific gallery spaces or public sites selected by the artist. Sine wave is one of the purest forms of sounds, white noise contains the full frequency spectrum randomly. As visitors pass through the sound field, subtle oscillation patterns occur around their ears, caused by their own movements interfering with the sounds. It is a very personal experience that is only through the visitors' physical engagement in the sound space that the real character of the work can be perceived.

photo: Ryuichi Maruo
materials 5 Meyer SB-1s, computer
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W12 x H6 x D24m)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 21, 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 4.1ch sound system, HD playback system
dimensions site-specific (anechoic room)
date | place
JAN 28 - MAY 21, 2000 “Sound Art - Sound as Media,” NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, JP (curated by Minoru Hatanaka)
AUG 23 - SEP 26, 2003 “Blindgangers en Voetzoekers,” Voormalig Gerechtsgebouw, Utrecht, NL
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), 2000

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 16.4ch sound system, HD playback system
dimensions site-specific (designed by Zaha Hadid Office)
date | place
JAN 1 - DEC 31, 2000 “The Mind Zone” (designed by Zaha Hadid), The Millennium Dome, London, UK
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
sound engineer: Dave Hunt
commissioned by The Millennium Dome, 2000

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 5.1ch sound system, HD playback system
dimensions site-specific (container)
date | place
OCT 2-7, 2001 “Impakt Festival,” Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by Impakt Festival, 2001

date | place
OCT 28, 2004 Pompidou Centre, Paris, FR
APR 23, 2005 Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius, LT
 
matrix [for theater 10ch version]
MAR 9, 2006 Salle Olivier Messiaen, Radio France, Paris, FR (performed with data.matrix [10ch version]) *commissioned by GRM/Radio France
© Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
NOV, 2000 Touch | TO:44
spec
double CD

disc 1(TO:44.1)

matrix [for rooms](1999-2000)

01000000000112:00
0200000000105:30
0300000001004:30
0400000010005:30
0500000100004:30
0600001000005:30
0700010000004:30
0800100000005:30
0901000000004:30
1010000000007:57

Total59:57

disc 2(TO:44.2)

.matrix(1999-2000)

0111111111103:02
0211111111012:24
0311111110111:00
0411111101111:27
0511111011113:34
0611110111112:42
0711101111114:55
0811011111115:22
0910111111110:59
1001111111115:32

Total30:57
credits

produced by Ryoji Ikeda
@ cci studio tokyo + cci mobile system 1999-2000
© 2000 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC)