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  • Furniture Music

    A new solo exhibition that explores a definition of sound design in our contemporary period

    The title Furniture Music comes from French composer Eric Satie’s description of his own music as a sound that should not be actively listened to, but present at the periphery of our daily lives.

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    Suzuki’s work seeks to examine exactly those sounds at the periphery, which can greatly impact our environments, and offer solutions to real-world problems by challenging how these sounds are designed.

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    Furniture Music attempts to re-design the domestic soundscape and propose ways for sound to not turn into noise but rather help enhance harmony and comfort within one’s surrounding environment.

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    Furniture Music comprises two main bodies of work: an immersive installation, titled Sound of the Waves (2018); and a series of appliances and furniture pieces conceived for the kitchen/living areas of the home which include, amongst others, a Singing Washing Machine (2018), developed in conversation with composer Matthew Herbert, and a Musical Kettle (2017).

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