Elico Suzuki (b. 1970 ) is an improvisational musician and instrument builder based in Tokyo, Japan. Having graduated from Musashino Art University and the Institute of Advanced Media Art and Science, Suzuki has continued to intertwine music and new media into her practice—especially in her instrument building and sound art. Currently investigating triggers in the installations of multiple instruments (everything from toy pianos to spoons); she extends the notion of prepared piano in elaborate sound installations, almost as if it is an extension of electrical circuitry.
Suzuki has has solo exhibitions such as The Moon of Jungfrau at ICC, NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo, 2007); Prepared, at gift_lab (Tokyo, 2010); and Recursive Piano at 20202 (Tokyo, 2013); and has participated in group shows such as Sound Garden at the Stripe House Museum (Tokyo, 1993); and in other shows at Suita History & Cultural Regional Development Center (Osaka); and Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum. Since releasing her first album in 1998 on label Chidisc, she has continued to produce albums, compilation albums and collaborations. For full discography please see her website below.
Suzuki is also working on BreadBoard Baking a collaboration project with Emiko Kashiwagi and Naomi Kakuda making edible electronic circuits.