By EPFL + ECAL lab in collaboration with Yuri Suzuki Direction: Nicolas Henchoz Designer: Yuri Suzuki Engineering: Gavrilo Bozovic, Fanny Riedo Software development: Gavrilo Bozovic, Fanny Riedo, Eric Morzier A microphone-controlled drumkit. Renowned as an artist for his projects questioning the materiality of sound, Yuri Suzuki has his own way of looking at augmented reality. For Berlin, he is creating an installation which will enable anyone to control a set of drums with their own voice. He harnesses the principles of augmented reality to interpret them in the realm of sound.
Born on 18 November, 1980. Product designer and sound artist Yuri Suzuki was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1980. In 1999, he embarked upon his interdisciplinary career by working for the Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, where he developed a strong interest in the relationship between music and technology. In 2005, he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art and supplemented his studies by working for YAMAHA upon graduation.