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Yamaha and Yuri Suzuki presents: Industrial Instruments

Join Yamaha and Yuri Suzuki for an evening of performance and talks exploring the use of everyday objects, sounds, and interactions.

What to expect

Enjoy a live performance curated by Yamaha and a talk with Yuri Suzuki.

What if humans hadn’t designed musical instruments and all we had was industrial products and objects to create sound?

This event stems from an ongoing research project between Yuri Suzuki and Yamaha combines exploring how everyday objects can be used as musical instruments.

In this event, Suzuki and Yamaha re-imagine pens, switches, and combs as musical tools to create new sounds and interactions.

Booking information

Free, drop-in


Yuri Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician. His practice explores the realms of sound through designed pieces that examine the relationship between people and their environments - questioning how both music and sound evolve to create personal experiences. In 2018 Suzuki was appointed a partner at Pentagram.

Manabu Kawada

Manabu Kawada joined Yamaha in 1992. He was group manager for electronic instrument design and head of the Product Design Center before becoming director of Yamaha Corp.'s Design Laboratory in June 2008.

Craig Apps, Stefan Bekett and Merlin Jones

Craig Apps, Stefan Bekett and Merlin Jones are percussionists who perform in numerous musical settings and ensembles including Contemporary Groups, Symphony Orchestras and Chamber Music Groups as well as in Theatre and Opera.

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