Product designer Yuri Suzuki has recently developed a collection of objects investigating physical representations of sound in collaboration with the Royal College of Art in London. Soundchaser contains a stylus and speaker that follows a track made from laser-cut pieces of vinyl records. Users connect the chipped pieces of records together to make new tracks. The records are bought at jumble sales or used-record shops; this record player revives forgotten, old records.â€œThese days, most sounds are only digitally recorded.
It's personally feel uneasy about the digitisation of music and itsreduction into data explains Suzuki. â€œWhen objects lose physicality they become virtual, and I wonder if digitally-recorded music can survive generations in such a state. My hope is that my project will provoke people's interest in physical music media. This series of works aims to help people re-appreciate sound and its physicality.