Furniture Music Vol III is the third edition in a series of instrumental music written by Japanese composer Gak Sato exclusively for the Sfera design group. The CD features six original tracks composed with the edgy rhythms and avant-garde chord progressions that characterise the first two editions in the series. These minimalistic compositions mesh electronic tunes with an easy range of repetitive chords, some recorded against a background of naturalistic sounds. The tracks juxtapose an unexpected rhythm of intense percussion beats against an array of hauntingly beautiful harmonics. Sato’s music seems to erase the distances between atmosphere and object by filling the spaces between them with an evocative range of harmonious sounds.
Like a soundtrack accompanying a film, Furniture Music Vol III introduces an auditory dimension to the sensory realm of the SferaSenses concept. This ‘SferaSphere’ of sound surrounds our designs with atmospheric music intended to be as exhilarating as it is relaxing. The music sets the tone for our showrooms, but it is equally at home in any environment where Sfera’s product are placed or a high-design atmosphere is desired.
SferaSphere: where beautiful music and good design exist as one.
Gak Sato was born in Tokyo in 1969. Based in Milan, he is the creative director of Temposphere, Right Tempo Records’ contemporary record label. Sato released his third album in 2006; titled “informed consent”, the album features guest artists such as Elliot Shap, Steve Piccolo, Tica and Mama! Milk. He is currently teaching a sound art course at the Academia Carrara School of Art in Bergamo.
Thonik specializes in visual communication with an emphasis on graphic design. We like to combine an integrated strategic approach with high quality design and an adventurous exploration of a broad array of media. Thonik’s style is attractive and effective. Clear concepts are conveyed with a minimum of means. Thonik also has an anarchistic side and we regard each project as a chance to experiment. Recent clients include Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the Venice Architecture Biennial, the Dutch Socialist Party (SP), Amsterdam Public Library, Triodos Bank, Spiral Art Center in Tokyo and nrc.