Looks Like Music / Sound Chaser

Yuri Suzuki is a dyslexic artist whose work uses synesthesia-like principles to merge shape, colour and sound. His installation Looks Like Music, above, uses small, motorized robots that respond to drawn lines and different colours on a 2D surface. The robots follow the black lines, and are programmed to interpret different colours with various sonic phrases. His piece Sound Chaser, below, takes a very novel approach to the art of remixing records - Yuri breaks the records up into strips of curved 'track' along which an mini locomotive-like reader travels, converting old sounds into totally new and unprecedented forms. Yuri has also been involved in the creation of a new musical instrument, the Urushi Musical Interface - a versatile electronic instrument with a unique touchscreen interface.