Yousuke Fuyama & SOUP - Within the Playground

Avant/Garde Diaries
Mar 14, 2013 3:26PM

Yousuke Fuyama is a Tokyo-based artist, composer, programmer, and graphic designer. At the age of twelve, armed with a small tape recorder, he began recording and cataloging the various found sounds in his environment. This eventually led to an obsession with synthesizers, samplers, digital audio processing, and recording technology. As a college student, Fuyama’s research focused on computer programming and data interconversion as a means of further expanding the possibilities of multimedia art. We visited him recently at his favorite Tokyo venue, SOUP, a non-profit DIY venue that evolved from an illegal space built by street artists to a vibrant hub for the city’s underground multimedia art scene. “SOUP is stewed with many different kinds of ingredients,” Fuyama says, adding “and it tastes a little strange.”

Produced and Directed by Yuka Uchida / Filming and Photos by Kateb Habib / Editing by Kateb Habib / Music by Bunnystripes

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