A voice-based sound art installation welcoming visitors to Haneda Airport.
Yuri Suzuki has collaborated with musical artist and composer Miyu Hosoi to create Crowd Cloud, a long-term installation at Haneda Airport, Japan.
The new installation embraces and enhances the unique sonic character of Haneda Airport’s Arrival Hall, with its incredible mixture of words, noises, tones and tempos. The airport is usually a neutral filter between worlds, but Miyu Hosoi and Yuri Suzuki’s installation opens the doors to Japan.
Keeping the human voice at its core, Crowd Cloud distils the vowels of the Japanese language, creating a unique composition that emanates from a choir of dozens of standing horns that converse with each other like people waiting for friends and relatives.
Crowd cloud is designed to provide a welcoming experience in what is often a soulless public space, momentarily turning visitors into audience members as they pass by en route to the next part of their journey.