ABOUT YURI STONE

Yuri Stone is graduating from Emerson College in May with a Bachelor of the Arts and a minor in Literature. His recent interests in interaction and public space have included working with cell phones, “guided tours” of The Boston Common and Public Garden, and interactive sculpture. He has a piece featured in Emerson College’s “The Next Generation II” exhibition at the Huret & Spector Gallery at Emerson College running from May 1- 18 2009. His online portfolio can be found at http://yuristone.com.

Feel free to contact him personally at
thisisyuristone at gmail dot com

ABOUT MINI SOUND SPACES OF BOSTON

Mini Sound Spaces of Boston is a 6 piece series that features various "overlooked" sound spaces throughout Boston and it’s neighboring Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, and Brookline. For these sound spaces to activate, a participant (or "user") must become physically active in the space or physically interact with the environment. The participant must generate a noise, such as a handclap or whistle, transforming the space and forcing the participant (who now becomes the "viewer") to reevaluate what once was simply an alleyway, a tunnel, or an underpass.

This piece, in a strictly fundamental sense, is simply trying to reveal organic beauty found in an urban landscape. These sound spaces begin to play with our perception of “the city.” After participating and experiencing a Mini Sound Space, ideally, the participant will travel in the future bearing in mind the subtle, yet beautiful spaces that surround us in the everyday.

THESE SPACES ARE TO BE EXPERIENCED IN THE SUMMER OF 2009.