Monthly suicide statistics by prefecture, Japan 2013, piano composition by Rory Viner

The latest project by experimental sound composer Rory Viner explores the psychotopology of Japan, decontextualizing dry statistics and weaving them into a sonic map that both excises and reifies the temporo-geographical reality of suicide. Each section of twelve notes encompasses a year of self-killings within a prefecture, each monthly number adumbrated in sound, revealing the metastasis of time and space inherent to statistical study. The fragility of the composition enfolds the listener within a narrative of dichotomies: statistics and selfhood, sound and silence, creator and product, the discontinuity of self and the uninterrupted world.

Rory Viner is a composer and experimental artist based in Tokyo. His latest album is In Between and Betwixt, out now on iTunes.

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Source Data-
Japanese Suicides by Prefecture 2013, Japan National Police Agency
平成25年の月別の自殺者数について

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Music from my last album will be featured in a Tokyo theatrical production called Midori’s Country.  Please come on out if you are in Tokyo. Dec 7th and 8th!
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Music from my last album will be featured in a Tokyo theatrical production called Midori’s Country.  Please come on out if you are in Tokyo. Dec 7th and 8th!

http://mabataki09.net/next.html