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The Sound of Earth by Yuri Suzuki is a Musical Odyssey

 - Oct 25, 2012
References: yurisuzuki & fastcodesign
The Sound of Earth is an epic name for an initially ambiguous piece of art. While it's shaped like a common globe, it's devoid of the typical markings that inform people of cities, countries, seas and more. Instead, it has an inky black surface. This surface acts as a record while the stand the globe is cradled in is a record player. Strikingly poetic, The Sound of Earth plays sound clips captured around the world.

Created by artist Yuri Suzuki, The Sound of Earth has recordings as far back as 2009, the year that he began traveling everywhere with a dictaphone. From Baile funk in Rio de Janeiro to a train announcement in Japan and Russian tourists in London, the soundtrack lasts for about 30 minutes.