Ryoji Ikeda

I don’t know whether he considers himself a musician, or a sound artist, but I think he’s in the tradition of Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and¬†Karlheinz Stockhausen. His audio sculptures, or songs, or whatever they are, drill into my head and swirl around, calming my mind and bathing my entire nervous system.

His installation,¬†The Transfinite, was one of the most immersive and enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had in any art space.