Sonic Playground

  • Project Type // Public
  • Artist // Yuri Suzuki
  • Partners // Nonprofit
  • Date // March - October 2019
  • Location // Downtown Houston

Created for the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, by Yuri Suzuki—a Japan-born, London-based sound artist, designer and electronic musician—the work comprises six sculptures that invite visitors to engage with sound in unusual and playful ways. Suzuki molded powder-coated steel into faceted horns and snaking pipes, arranged at varying heights and angles to create the opportunity for “audible play.” By speaking into the sculptures’ parabolic dishes and trumpet bells, visitors can observe how sounds are modified and transmitted as they travel through the installation or across the lawn. The pop-up installation in Downtown Houston’s Discovery Green park allows for serendipitous auditory experiences with other visitors, creating a sense of community.