Sound of the Earth: Chapter 3 by Yuri Suzuki
Sound of the Earth: Chapter 3 by Yuri Suzuki. Courtesy of Triennale Milano.




15 Jul 2022 - 11 Dec 2022




XXIII Triennale Milano

Sound of the Earth: Chapter 3 by Yuri Suzuki

Everyone is invited to submit sounds online and take part in the physical installation “Sound of the Earth: Chapter 3” conceived by the sound artist Yuri Suzuki and specially developed for the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition “Unknown Unknowns, An Introduction to Mysteries.”

The installation brings together the idea of a local and global community that is connected through sound. The artwork is designed to challenge how we experience foreign cultures by using machine learning to connect distinct localities to create a collective soundscape where no land masses or borders are visible. The artwork is a reminder that everyone can find common ground and connection when we listen to each other. The artwork combines an interactive website developed as part of the Artists + Machine Intelligence Grants at GoogleArts & Culture with an accompanying physical installation within Triennale Milano. The website ( digitally represents the world as a geodesic sphere and invites users to submit and listen to sounds from all over the world from the comfort of their own home. You are invited to submit sounds online and join the global sound archive which is being created as part of the project. The project uses machine learning to link user-submitted sounds to their nearest sonic neighbors, generating a unique journey through a changing soundscape that transcends geographic borders. The physical installation will consist of a black 4m diameter geodesic sphere situated at the entrance to the 23rd International Exhibition. Positioned around the sphere visitors will hear a range of sounds, all of which have been submitted via the website.