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Hear the sound of 100 lowriders, drifting cars and souped-up auto stereos jamming a single note — courtesy of composer Ryoji Ikeda

Hear the sound of 100 lowriders, drifting cars and souped-up auto stereos jamming a single note — courtesy of composer Ryoji Ikeda

On Sunday at dusk, about 100 car enthusiasts from across the region walked onto the roof of a downtown parking garage just east of Walt Disney Concert Hall and fanned out toward their vehicles.

Parked neatly in rows with ample room between, the various machines were chosen by Japanese visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda for a single trait: their stereo sound systems, which he would harness in service of a composition called “A [for 100 Cars].”

Remarkable machines, part of the region’s obsession with car culture, carried them: a shimmering late-model Corvette, painted as if molded from a gold bar; a finely detailed blue Chevy Impala, circa mid-1960s, its bumper mere centimeters...

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