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A work made of printed circuit board with electronic components.

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  • A work made of printed circuit board with electronic components.




Yuri Suzuki (Japanese, born 1980)
Mark McKeague (Irish, born 1989)
Joseph Pleass (British, born 1990)
Illustrated by Naomi Elliott (British, born 1987)
Designed by Dentaku Ltd. (British, founded 2013)

About this artwork

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer, and electronic musician whose work raises questions about the relationship between sound and the human mind. Ototo is a kit for making electronic music, with a custom-made synthesizer that triggers different sounds when connected to conductive materials using alligator clips. As the video shows, anything from a banana to a houseplant can be attached to the keyboard to produce a musical note. Reinterpreting the process of composing, reading, and playing into something that everyone can do engages all users in making electronic music.


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Architecture and Design


Yuri Suzuki



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Designed 2013


Printed circuit board with electronic components


1 × 11.5 × 7.5 cm (3/8 × 4 1/2 × 2 15/16 in.)

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Architecture Purchase Account Fund

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