Yuri Suzuki – The Physical Value of Sound

Yesterday Ghostly International made a post about a solo art exhibition in Tokyo, Japan by artist Yuri Suzuki. The exhibit features several pieces experiment with vinyl records and sound. The concept of the show is to display the value of the physicality of music in a time when most people experience music only in digital form. My favorite piece is the 5-armed turntable, each arm playing it’s own individual part of the record simultaneously. Suzuki explains the exhibit on his website:

Recently, the media that surround us has changed from analog to digital — for instance, photography, film and music. These days, most sounds are recorded only digitally. I feel uneasy about digitalisation of music because I wonder if they will survive to next generation. Digital based music media is just “data”, in other words, “virtual”. When objects lose physicality, they turn into virtual.

Yuri Suzuki is a London-based product designer and electronic music artist with a masters from the Royal College of Art in London. His Flickr account gives an extensive look at the work he’s done.

Yuri Suzuki
Yuri Suzuki @ Flickr
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