Akio Suzuki, born in North Korean Pyongyang in 1941 and raised in Japan, views himself as a sound researcher. In the 1960s, Suzuki began to explore places in nature and architectural spaces for their specific tonal qualities and analysed the phenomenon of reverberation. In his performances, he has used self-made instruments such as a special glass harmonica and everyday objects since the 1970s. Since 1989, Akio Suzuki has continuously worked with dancer and performance artist Junko Wada. His works, installations and performances, which are frequently accompanied by a subtle humour, have received international acclaim.