Shannon Ha – Looking Outwards – 04

test pattern [N 12] at store studios.

Ikeda works with music in a variety of “raw” states, such as sine tones and noise, and explores a range of frequencies that are often close to the limit of what humans can hear. I appreciate how he is able to push the sensorial boundaries of humans through his art by using sound patterns to heighten the audiences’s awareness of what they can and cannot hear.  

The sounds that he produces may come across as random, but he actually combines a variety of discrete tones and noises, in addition to beat patterns to create a drumming effect. He matches the frequency of the sound to the visual installation of strobe lights on the floor of Store Studios to create an overwhelming environment.

Leave a Reply