Suzuki, Akio (JP)

Akio Suzuki is known as a pioneer of sound art, but the breadth of his activities and the form of his works far exceeds the normal boundaries of sound art. It is perhaps more as a “quester after sound and space” that he has received the most attention from artists in many fields. Suzuki’s journey as an artist began in 1963 with a performance at Nagoya station, in which he threw a bucket full of junk down a staircase. The inspiration behind this performance – the idea that if one were to hurl an object down a well-balanced stairway, a pleasant rhythm might be the result – took the desire to “listen” as its subject. That desire to hear, to listen has remained the one constant in Suzuki’s stance as an artist. […]

http://www.akiosuzuki.com/

appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / oto-date guided / 29. June 2013
Brussels / ma-ta-ta-bi / 30. June 2013
Berlin / building with sound / 03.07.08
Berlin / oto-date NA GI SA

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