Ryoji Ikeda’s latest work is an orchestra of sine wave synths playing through 100 cars


As part of RBMA L.A Festival, Ryoji Ikeda presented a new piece called A [for 100 cars], another one based in his exploration of sine waves. This time the concert was done through the custom sound systems of 100 cars which gathered in Los Angeles, each of them equipped with a custom sine wave synth created by Tatsuya Takahashi. Each devices was designed to play a score which goes around the different conceptions of the fundamental note, A, commonly considered in 440Hz, but here questioned in mesmerizing variations.

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