Ryoji Ikeda Will Be Messing With Times Square Just Before Midnight All October.

So, apologies for the lateness of this post, as I had no idea. It seems ambient producer & artist Ryoji Ikeda has been dropping test patterns, images & sound every night in Times Square. He takes control of all of the billboards for 3 minutes a night, removing all the ads & putting minimal, ambient & IDM with visuals to match, from 11:57 to 12 midnight every night. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of a visual artist taking over all of the screens in Times Square, but now I REALLY want to see what that control station looks like. That must be a crazy set up. Check out some of Ikeda’s stuff below, if you’re into this kind of thing. If you happen to be in Times Square at 11:30, maybe hang out for 27 minutes to check this out before it ends Oct. 31st. (via Stoney Roads. Which, to learn about something cool in Times Square from an Australian music blog is just a sad proof of the times we live in.)