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Yuri Suzuki and the Physical Value of Sound

04.29.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Music   |   By: Rebecca Swanner
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We miss vinyl records. The hearty, physical sound that emanated from these impressed discs may have not been as crisp as anything made popular within today’s digital age, but it felt more alive. Turn it up loud, and you could nearly imagine the band was with you in the room. We are, of course, not the only ones who appreciate this medium. Product designer and electronic music artist Yuri Suzuki recognizes the life within the record as well and through May 2nd, he will be showcasing his love of the physicality of sound via his exhibit at the Clear Gallery in Tokyo.
In the past, Suzuki created other sound-based objects such as the Musical Kettle and Sound Jewelry, but his newest exhibit goes a step further and visitors to try their own hands at creating sound using vinyl records. To further drive home his point, Suzuki has set the records next to compact discs, as if in a challenge the viewer to declare which medium really is king.


One Response to “Yuri Suzuki and the Physical Value of Sound”

  1. Brain Minix Says:

    I agree with the above post. Personally I cannot understand why you would not want to make an effort in this regard anyway. Only the other day, at work we had exactly the same conversation and came to a similar closing

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