Yoshihiro Kawasaki@Yakushima Island
Kawasaki Felt
the Island's Pulsating Life-Force

"What most fascinates me is the various sounds of ecosystems.
This is what I felt when I was recording."
Winter 1996

Kawasaki, a sound designer, has been working on the creation of sound environments. Currently he is working as a program production director at St. Giga, and is also active in new media fields such as CD-ROM production. He hears with his whole body. We are pleased to introduce sound works based on recordings he took on Yakushima Island.


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"What most fascinates me is the sound of ecosystems, and not just the Yakushima cedars.
Yakushima Island includes a range of climates, from subtropical to subarctic. Accordingly the ecosystems differ with the changing climates.
I actually felt this, the change in ecosystems, when I was recording."

interviewed by: sensorium staff

map of Yakushima island



B: A stream (1)
C: A stream (2)
D: Birds (1)
E: Birds (2)
F: A bird
G: Rapids (1)
H: Waves (1)
I: Monkeys (1)
J: Monkeys (2)
K: Rain and wind
L: Wind
M: Rapids (2)
N: Rapids (3)
O: Behind a water fall
P: Shiratani at night
Q: Hailstones
R: A spring and a bird
S: A spring
T: A deer (1)
U: A deer (2)
V: Waves (2)
W: Monkeys (3)
X: Water dripping
Y: A small stream

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