by Brendan Dawes

Yuugen is a musical toy that creates calming audio-visual displays using the sound of the Japanese Koto. Yuugen (meaning “that which lies beneath”) works both interactively - allowing you to add notes by simply clicking, and passively so you can simply sit back as Yuugen self creates a constantly changing composition.

System Requirements


Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.5


Win: Pentium 4 2.8Ghz or faster
Mac: Intel Core Duo processor


1GB or Higher


3.5MB of Available Hard-disk Space

Internet Access



Product List

Brendan Dawes

Ever since his first experiences with the humble ZX81 back in the early eighties, Brendan Dawes has continued to explore the interplay of people, code, design and art both in his role leading the interactive design team at magneticNorth (mnatwork.com) and on brendandawes.com, a personal space where he publishes random thoughts, toys and projects created from an eclectic mix of digital and analog objects. Over the years Brendan’s work has been featured in numerous journals and books. In 2008 The Museum of Modern Art in New York featured his Cinema Redux work as part of "Design and the Elastic Mind" and later acquired two pieces for the permanent MoMA collection.