Ototo Workshops at the MoMA Design Interactions Studio

We've got some great events coming up in New York in October, featuring Ototo workshops led by Dentaku co-founder Yuri Suzuki, electronic artist Michna, special musical guest Yuka Honda, of Cibo Matto and New York music label Ghostly International. Read further for details and selected events below, or check out the full schedule here!

Workshops, conversations, and Friday-night “social hours” led by artists and designers bring objects featured in the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good (February 14, 2015–January 31, 2016) to life. Participants explore the current and potential uses of these objects as tools to enable creativity and innovation, with an eye toward the notion of "the common good" as it relates to design and technology. The Design Interactions Studio invites participants to experiment and work together, build their own objects, invent universal symbols, and reflect on design in the digital age. Featured designers, artists, and musical collaborators include Yuri Suzuki, Juan Cortés, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, Michna, and Ghostly International, among others. Objects featured include the Arduino, littleBits, Colour Chaser, Ototo, and more.

Creating Your Own Musical Instruments Using the Colour Chaser and OTOTO

Sound artist, designer, and electronic musician Yuri Suzuki explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces, raising questions about how our minds are affected by sound and music. Suzuki showcases two of his inventions at MoMA Studio—Colour Chaser and OTOTO—and leads a workshop in which participants learn to make their own musical notation and instruments, and collaborate with musicians on a final public performance. 

October 22:
Suzuki explores the Colour Chaser’s and OTOTO’s potential for creating DIY music. This workshop invites participants to make musical instruments, paying attention to the sculptural qualities of their creations. Featuring special musical guest Yuka Honda, of Cibo Matto. 

Space is limited. Free with museum admission, but a separate ticket is required. Drop-ins on the day of the program will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis in the Cullman Education and Research Building, beginning one hour prior to the start of the program. 

Workshop duration is 90–120 minutes.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Musical Collaboration

Sound artist, designer, and electronic musician Yuri Suzuki explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces, raising questions about how our minds are affected by sound and music. Suzuki showcases two of his inventions at MoMA Studio—Colour Chaser and OTOTO—and leads a workshop in which participants learn to make their own musical notation and instruments, and collaborate with musicians on a final public performance. 

October 23:
Electronic artist Michna and New York music label Ghostly International lead participants in a collaborative project to create music with Colour Chaser and OTOTO. The result will be recorded and shared on SoundCloud.

Space is limited. Free with museum admission, but a separate ticket is required. Drop-ins on the day of the program will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis in the Cullman Education and Research Building, beginning one hour prior to the start of the program. 

Workshop duration is 90–120 minutes.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m.