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Satoshi Morita
Pictured is Satoshi Morita, a japanese sound artist. He has short black hair with long bangs that cover his forehead and thick rimmed black glasses.
Date and place of birth
b. 1974, Tokyo, JP
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2011, Collaborator

Satoshi Morita holds a bachelor’s Degree from Tokyo Zokei University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Arts Berlin, where he has specialized in Sound Studies.

Morita participated in many new media art-oriented exhibitions, such as paraflows, CyberArts 08 – Prix Ars Electronica, LAB 30, Kristallrauschen, Höhlerbiennale 2007, x sounds, 3. Berliner Kunstsalon, sonambiente berlin, Gropiusstadt Kunstprojekt, Sounddesign for performance project, Sounddesign for theatre, etc.

Morita’s work deals with a perceptual issue focusing on sonic experience, not only by listening to the sound but also through the vibration of sound. He combines auditory and tactile perception in the form of sound installation and sonic objects. The work “Klangkapsel / Sound Capsule,” which won Honorary Mention from the Prix Ars Electronica 2008 in the category Digital Musics, realized extremely intense bodily listening. The audience is invited to slide into the full-size capsule. Lying down in the capsule, you are entirely covered with a sonic experience through loudspeakers and transducers. The combination of auditory and tactile sonic perception enables us to build a new imaginary and physical space, cooperating together on a very personal level of each audience.




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Included works: Binaural Head; Sonic Bed; Klangkapsel; Something for the Girl Who Has Everything; Optofonica Capsule; Theremin Inspector V2; Music, Emotion, Empathy; Heart ‘N’ Beat; Reactable; Contacts; Hear, Hear; Traffic; Instrumen; Body Snatcher; Chains of Emotion.


Klangkapsel (Satoshi Morita)

“Sound Capsule” focuses on the auditory perception and the ways it could be integrated with other perceptions, such as visual and tactile perception. In order to create a platform for a multisensory listening condition, Satoshi Morita (JP) developed a “sound capsule” with integrated loudspeaker and transducers.

‘When you lie down in the capsule, you are physically covered and in a relaxed position. Because of the sound material and the total setting of the experience in the capsule, your consciousness to your own body will be gained and built an extraordinary sonic experience – bodily listening’. — Satoshi Morita

The KLANGKAPSEL/SOUND CAPSULE exhibit at BIORHYTHM at the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

By Satoshi Morita [Japan]

Our experience of sound isn’t only about hearing and listening, the vibrations that produce sound are also physically received in our body. This installation provides an experience that enables the listener to hear and feel sound. Two loudspeakers are combined with six transducers to set up a three dimensional aural and tactile experience throughout the entire capsule.

The highly immersive nature of the piece takes you inside the artist’s body.

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