The sound of the earth is a spherical record, the grooves representing the outlines of the geographic land mass. Each country on the disc is engraved with a different sound, as the needle passes over, it plays field recordings collected by Yuri Suzuki from around the world over the course of four years; traditional folk music, national anthems, popular music and spoken word broadcasts.

An aural journey around the world in 30 minutes

The Sound of the Earth is an imaginative installation by Japanese artist and sound designer Yuri Suzuki. As the globe spins, the needle plays various sounds collected from around the globe.


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