2012 >>

photo: Fidelis Fuchs

superposition is a project about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. Performers will appear in Ikeda’s work for the first time, performing as operator/conductor/observer/examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness – these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.


concept, direction & music: Ryoji Ikeda

in collaboration with
performers: Stephane Garin, Amélie Grould
programming, graphics & computer system: Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa, Yoshito Onishi
optical devices: Norimichi Hirakawa
stage manager: Simon MacColl
technical manager: Tomonaga Tokuyama
production assistant: Daisuke Sekine

production: Ryoji Ikeda Studio (Artistic direction: Emmanuelle de Montgazon, Administration: Yuko Higaki), Quaternaire (Producer and artist management: Sarah Ford, Associate producer: Laurie Uprichard, administration: Kathleen Aleton, Coordination and marketing: Joanna Rieussec), Forma (Artistic Director: David Metcalfe)

commissioned by the Festival d’Automne à Paris for the musical part
created and developed at Parc de La Villette (FR), Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (JP), ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (DE)

co-production: Festival d’Automne à Paris, Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou (FR), Barbican (UK), Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), Festival de Marseille _ danse et arts multiples (FR), Parc de La Villette (FR), Kyoto Experiment (JP), ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (DE), STRP Art and Technology Festival (NL), Stereolux / Festival Scopitone / le lieu unique (FR)
With the support of the DICReAM-CNC (FR)

photo: Ryo Mitamura

concept, composition: Ryoji ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama

photo: courtesy of Raster-Noton
date | label
NOV, 2013 Raster-Noton | R-N150
01supercodex 011:49
02supercodex 022:39
03supercodex 031:53
04supercodex 043:21
05supercodex 054:24
06supercodex 061:38
07supercodex 071:45
08supercodex 085:49
09supercodex 095:15
10supercodex 106:11
11supercodex 111:55
12supercodex 122:50
13supercodex 133:07
14supercodex 141:23
15supercodex 151:46
16supercodex 161:49
17supercodex 174:33
18supercodex 181:49
19supercodex 195:57
20supercodex 205:26

composed and produced by Ryoji Ikeda
© 2013 Ryoji Ikeda (JASRAC / Budde Music)