Ryoji Ikeda, born 1966 in Gifu, is a leading figure in contemporary Japanese art music, and the proud
owner of an unusually large international fanbase, considering his genre. His compositions are
generated using raw, artificial sounds (sine waves, clicks, glitches, white noise), often constructed to
create drum-machine like patterns; he also frequently uses tones outside the range of human hearing
to subliminally alter the listener's perception of the music.