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Table of sounds

From The Works of Living World @ STARNET ZONE (Mashiko, 2005)

The sounds which Sound Bum (1999 -), the tour project that travels the world listening to sounds, traveled the world to hear in a table.

The tablecloth features a map of the world…

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…rendered in embroidery, with location names stamped here and there. At a glance, it looks like a regular table.

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By placing one of the cup-like speakers on any of the locations, sounds from that location are heard. The cup functions much like a stethoscope.
The sound design is the work of Yoshihiro Kawasaki.

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We were thrilled to see visitors taking leisurely trips around the world.
Azan at a mosque in Iran, the underwater cries of orca in the North Pacific, the sound of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the din of a Parisian market…

Sounds instantly carry us off to faraway places.

with Yoshihiro Kawasaki (NADI), Ryuichi Iwamasa (GK Tech)
Production assistance: Sound Bum, Haruo Okada (Pioneer), Yasuko Seki, Kazuko Baba, Boctok

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