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Yuri Suzuki: New Music New Functionalities
Curated by the sound designer and electronic musician Yuri Suzuki, this event examines the work of creative practitioners breaking new ground within music and sound design.
Suzuki will be joined by product designer Vahakn Matossian from Human Instruments, and artist Imogen Piper, whose musical composition ‘Encoded Revolt’ is derived from the co-ordinates of airstrikes in Syria. The evening will feature a rendition of ‘Encoded Revolt’, as well as a live performance by the celebrated musician John Kelly, a member of the British Paraorchestra.
New Music New Functionalities is part of a wider series of performances and talks curated by the quarterly design journal Disegno to celebrate Suzuki’s Furniture Music exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston upon Thames.
Vahakn Matossian is an artist, product designer and musician. Together with his father Rolf Gehlhaar, he runs Human Instruments, a company that produces high-quality musical instruments for people with physical disabilities. Matossian was recently made Ambassador for MIT Innovators Under 35.
Imogen Piper is an artist who seeks to draw parallels between disparate systems, producing artworks from these untested convergences and addressing current political issues and wider societal uncertainties. Her process is research-driven and systematic, with work covering film, publication, sculpture, and performance.