music for percussion
2016

photo: Maarten Nauw
photo: Maarten Nauw
date | place
FEB 8, 2024 Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL *world premiere
FEB 23, 2024 SAITENSPIELE, cresc… Biennale for Contemporary Music Frankfurt Rhein Main, Casals Forum, Kronberg, DE *German premiere
MAR 15, 2024 Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Hellerau, Dresden, DE
credits

composition / artistic direction: Ryoji Ikeda
performed by Ensemble Modern
commission of Ensemble Modern, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ” and DTzM, Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik

MIRROR [one for two], op.12 (2020-23)
  I. for 2 violins
  II. for 2 violins
III. for 2 violas

PRISM [for string nonet], op.14 (2023)

REFLECTION [for string nonet], op.13 (2022-23)

photo: Christophe Urbain
date | place
SEP 19, 2020 Musica, Maillon, Strasbourg, FR
JUN 30, 2021 Sonic Protest Festival, Paris, FR
MAR 10, 2022 B!ME 22, GRAME, Lyon, FR
APR 28, 2022 La Soufflerie, Rézé , FR
OCT 30, 2022 Romaeuropa Festival, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, IT
OCT 6, 2023 Colón Contemporáneo, Teotro Colon, Buenos Aires, AR
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
percussionists: Alexandre Babel, Stéphane Garin, Amélie Grould
production: Musica, La Muse en Circuit
co-production: Musica, Le Grame et La Muse en circuit

TELEGRAPH MUSIC [for duo](2012-20)
  I. primitive
  II. classic
III. modern

METRONOME MUSIC [for trio](2020)

BOOK MUSIC [for trio](2020)

BALL MUSIC [for trio](2020)
  I. marble
  II. ping-pong
III. baskstball

RULER MUSIC [for trio](2020)
  I
  II
III
  IV

photo: Ian-Byers Gamber for the LA Phil
photo: Ian-Byers Gamber for the LA Phil
date | place
FEB 15, 2019 commissioned by LA Philharmonic, curated by Christopher Rountree Fluxus Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, US
SEP 17, 2020 Musica, Palais de la musique et des congrès, Hall Rhin, Strasbourg, FR*
JUN 3-4, 2021 KunstFestSpiele, Hannover, DE*
SEP 22, 2021 Ultima 2021, Oslo, NO
MAR 3, 2022 La Soufflerie, Le lieu unique, Nantes, FR*
MAR 25, 2022 Maerzmusik, Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE*
APR 8, 2022 Rewire Festival, Amare, Hague, NL*
JUN 24, 2022 Pôle Pixel, Villeurbanne, FR*
SEP 4, 2022 Sacrum Profanum, Czyżyny hangar, Kraków, PL*
NOV 26, 2022 Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique, Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, FR*
MAR 3, 2023 Musika Música, Euskalduna, Bilbao, ES*
APR 14, 2023 Minimal Music Festival 2023, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, NL*
JUL 21, 2023 Fondation Gulbenkian, Lisbon, PT*
JUL 23, 2023 Fondation de Serralves, Porto, PT*
OCT 6, 2023 Colón Contemporáneo, Teotro Colon, Buenos Aires, AR
APR 7, 2024 Hellerau, Dresden, DE*
credits concept, composition, direction: Ryoji Ikeda
co-director, percussionist: Alexandre Babel
percussionists: James Barbor, Dustin Donahue, Tim Feeney, Matthew Howard, Derek Tywoniuk, Matt Cook, Justin DeHart, Nick Terry, Cory Hills
commissioned by LA Philharmonic, curated by Christopher Rountree

*100 cymbals (Ryoji Ikeda) / But what about the noise of crumpling paper (John Cage/ interpreted by Ryoji Ikeda)
performed by Les Percussions de Strasbourg

photo: © Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
SEP 10, 2016 Festival La Bâtie, Genève, CH *world premiere
OCT 24, 2017 Kyoto Experiment 2017, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto, JP
SEP 30, 2018 Barbican centre, London, UK
NOV 25, 2018 Romaeuropa, Rome, IT
APR 5, 2019 Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, NL
SEP 18, 2020 Musica, Palais de la musique et des congrès, Hall Rhin, Strasbourg, FR
OCT 10, 2021 La Soufflerie, Rézé, FR
OCT 6, 2023 Colón Contemporáneo, Teotro Colon, Buenos Aires, AR
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
percussionists (Eklekto): Alexandre Babel, Stéphane Garin, Lucas Genas, Dorian Fretto
stage manager (Eklekto): Nada Rojnic
co-production: Eklekto Geneva Percussion Center, Ryoji Ikeda Studio La Bâtie Festival de Genève
tour production: Epidemic

BODY MUSIC [for duo], op.4 (2016)
  I
  II
III

METAL MUSIC, op.5 (2016)
  I. triangles [for duo]
  II. crotales [for duo]
III. cymbals [for quartet]