Sound Instalation for Public Spaces :: Promenade :: Si ma rue était… :: Paris/France

Public Space Sound Installation :: Promenade 15 MIN St. Version by Dudu Tsuda



Promenade é uma instalação sonora site specific que propõe uma ocupação do espaço público através da música. Habitantes da rua Gustave Goublier receberam do artista discos e mp3 players contendo uma faixa de áudio. Cada habitante recebeu uma faixa diferente, um grupo de camadas complementares de uma única composição musical. Foram 12 apartamentos no total. Em um determinado horário e data, os mesmos tocaram seus áudios de suas janelas dispondo suas caixas de som para rua. Uma alteração da paisagem sonora da rua, assim como uma redescoberta do espaço público através de um gesto artístico.

Realizamos a intervenção na rua Gustave Goublier no bairro 10ème, próximo a estação Gare de L’Est. Região central de Paris, concentra uma grande concentração de turistas e pessoas em geral. A rua, em específico, data do séc XVII, antes da transformação proposta pelo urbanista Haussmann.

Apresentada na mostra Si ma tue était un rève… Galerie Space Window (Paris/France mai 2013)


Promenade is a site specific sound installation that proposes a public space musical occupation. 12 appartments of Gustave Goublier street received an audio track with a different layer of one musical composition. They played the track in the same day, at the same time, with their own sound system pointed toward the street. An alteration of the sound scape of the street and a rediscovery of the public space through an artistic occupation.

Presented at the exhibition Si ma tue était un rève… Galerie Space Window (Paris/France mai 2013)

Sound Installation PariSound @ Sonora Paço: Espaços Urbanos :: Paço das Artes de São Paulo 2013


A proposta original deste projeto era a realização de gravações de áudio em diversas localidades de Paris no intuito de se recriar situações cotidianas através de um sistema imersivo de som. Todavia, durante a pesquisa e o processo de criação, foi aferido que o ruído de trânsito de veículos era demasiadamente forte para se conseguir diferenças e nuances dentre os bairros, de modo que uma grande mudança se fez necessária. Desta forma, o foco da pesquisa passa então a ser as diferenças de paisagem sonoras em bairros onde há uma grande concentração de imigrantes de uma mesma etnia, e assim discutir questões de adaptação e imigração na cidade de Paris.

Apresentada no Paço das Artes de São Paulo  – dentro da exposição individual Sonora Paço: Espaços Urbanos (São Paulo / Brazil jul 2013)

Desenvolvida durante o período de residência artística L’Institut Français / Ville de Paris Internationales Résidences aux Récollets 2012


The original proposal of this project was to record sounds of different locations of Paris, and then recreate everyday events into an immersive sound system. But, during the creation process, i discovered that the traffic noise was too loud to let the local nuances ben heard. So i started to record the differences of the soundscapes heard in neighborhoods with a concentration of immigrants of the same ethnicity, discussing the adaptation e immigration in Paris.

Presented  at the Paço das Artes de São Paulo – individual exhibition Sonora Paço: Espaços Urbanos (São Paulo / Brazil jul 2013)

Developed during the artistic residency program L’Institut Français / Ville de Paris Internationales Résidences aux Récollets 2012


Stereo Version of the Sound Installation PariSound



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Tokyo Wonder Site MEET THE ARTIST vol. 03_Performance Silence + talk @ TWS Shibuya Café 07/02/2014




Dudu Tsuda  Silence


1. Silence


(Talk) Creative process:

How do I find the right spots to make the sound recordings?

What techniques are required for editing, mixing and for spatialization process?

What kind of compositions and artistic can be done with field recording?

1. Silence









‘Le monde est une catastrophe rythmique’

Valère Novarina


The surround sound piece entitle Silence results from my last research in sound realized during this journey through Japan.

This composition is based in my impressions and sensation related to emptiness and the space between buildings and structures that I could perceive in Japanese Temples and Shrines. These field recordings were made in the city of Nikko, Nagano Prefecture (Nagano, Togakushi, and Matsumoto), Kyoto, Nara and Koyasan. All those places are famous to host important temples and shrines, and for that reason they composed the first part of my trip in Japan.

This piece will be performed live, with realtime composition, spatialization and mixing of the audio samples recorded.



―― 世界はリズミックな惨状だ







The relation of silence and Japanese culture is very complex, and therefore led me to three different kind of possible approaches.

The first one is the relation with space, sound, silence and the divine, expressed by the piece Silence. I was really impressed by the dimensions of the temples and Shrines, and specially by its space organization, designed with emptiness and long distances. The way the priests uses the sound and its propagation through the huge halls and the empty spaces between the buildings has a strict relation to this holy sensation provided by these wondrous architectural structures.

The second approach was conceived when I was in France, applying for this residency program. At that time, I was thinking and trying to create some artistic connection to the sensation of silence in culture. This inspiration led me to the noisiest places in Japan, the Pachinko parlors.

I had a hypothesis that the Pachinko is a result of the difficulty that Japanese people have to express their emotions and feelings in a public context. And to the loneliness that we can find in huge cities, which in Tokyo, I thought to be even bigger.

The last one is based in my impressions of the impact of Fukushima nuclear accident in Japanese society, and how it creates a kind of silence around the subject. I feel that there is a national concern about the human problems that were caused by this incident, specially to those that lived in the area. And when I am referring to this point, I am aiming at local farmers and fishermen who had their trust and image totally destroyed by the fear of nuclear contamination.












My research at TWS Tokyo Wonder Residency Program

Purpose of the residency

I decided to come to Tokyo to this residency program because I was very interested in have more contact with Japanese culture. Due to my origins, the silence in japanese society has always interested me, and whe I fisrt came to Tokyo in 2008, I was really impressed with the contrast between the noisy and crowd urban ambients and the silent and spacious shrines and temples. This sensation led me to start researching the japanese concept of “Ma” in relation to sound and space, and this research gave the basis to create this project I am developing right now.


Plan during the residency

I am planning to make several field recordings in different places and situations in Tokyo, focusing in moments of silence and contemplative sensation. I am considering the contrast of sound ambiences, spatial sensation and memories and images that the recordings could inspire. The most important thing about this task is ambient awareness, and for this reason my working methods are based in observation and exploratory bike riding. As bike riding provides a direct contact with the urban ambient and it is a faster way of moving, it allows me to cover large areas. It also provides a very good way to observe the situations and places with a certain distance before start recording, and to capture some sounds in movement. There are some situations that require some strategy to be recorded. (I already used this kind of procedure during my residency in Paris, in 2012. At the time, I was recording neighborhoods which concentrates immigrants from determined cultures, which required me description and ingenious strategies of sound recording).

All the sounds recorded will be then organized for editing and mixing. This part of the work is very arduous, and normally take most of the time in studio. As I am not sure if all the sound sculptures for the installation will be concluded, I am planning to present part of the results in the Open Studio in february.




Sound art installation that deals with silence in japanese culture through a poetic spatial occupation with sound. The sound sculptures are composed by field recordings which are conceived as a result of a aesthetic and cultural research in Pachinko houses, Temples and Shrines in cities like Nagano, Matsumoto, Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan and Tokyo.


Born in 1979 Graduated in Communicantion and Multimidia in 2005. Master Degree in Cognitive Sciences in 2014.

Recent 5 main activities are:
– Promenade (Sound Installation for public spaces) / 2013 / Exhibition “Si ma rue était…” Gallery Space Window (Paris/France),
– PariSound (Sound Installation) / 2013 / Solo Exhibition “Sonora Paço: Espaços Urbanos” Paço das Artes de São Paulo (São Paulo / Brazil)
– Kafkanian’s Printers (Interactive Sound Installation) / 2012 / Mostra SESC de Artes / Sesc Exhibition of Arts 2012 (São Paulo / Brazil)
– Absenses (Audiovisual Performance) / 2009 / 7th Biennal of Mercosul (Porto Alegre / Brazil)
– Invisible Memories [(Interactive Sound Installation) / 2008 / F.A.q. 2] Sycretism of the Senses – Symposium of Art-technology – SESC Ipiranga (São Paulo / Brazil)

Dudu Tsuda: multimidia artist, sound artist, musician, composer, guest professor at Catholic University of São Paulo. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Multimedia at Catholic University of São Paulo in 2005, and concluded the course with the monograph tittled Contemporary Music for the Scene. He has degree in Semiotics and Aesthetics at Catholic University of São Paulo with the monograph tittled Sound Art and Space: New Aesthetic Possibilities in 2014. He has studied Social Sciences at University of São Paulo until the third year and International Relations at Catholic University of São Paulo until the second year during the period of 1997 – 2000. He has been nominated to the Sergio Motta Institute Award 2009 ( Laureate at the Institut Français / Ville de Paris Résidences aux Récollets Artistic Residency Program 2012 (Paris / France). Laureate at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris Artistic Residency Program 2013 (Paris / France). Laureate at Tokyo Wonder Artistic Residency Program 2013 (Tokyo / Japan). Laureate at CAMAC Centre d’art – Marnay Art Centre (Marnay sur Seine / France 2014). He realizes interactive audio and video instalations Memórias Invisíveis / Invisible Memories- at the International Symposium and Exposition F.A.q. 2 Sesc Ipiranga – curators: Lali Krotoszynski, Mario Ramiro, Sérgio Basbawn / participation of Roy Ascott – Planetary Collegium ( – São Paulo/Brazil 2008, Symphony for Open Spaces – at the 8th Serrinha Art Festival- Bragança Paulista/Brazil 2009 and at the Individual Exhibition Espaço Aberto_Linguagens do Artista SESC Ipiranga – São Paulo/Brazil 2010 (, Volume at the Collective Exhibition 2+6 at Galeria do Meio / Art Gallery São Paulo/Brazil 2010 ( and Kafkanian Printers – Mostra SESC de Artes 2012 São Paulo/Brazil (, Stone Quarry – Sistemas Ecos – São Paulo/Brazil 2013, Promenade – Virada Cultural de São Paulo – São Paulo/Brazil 2013 and “Si ma rue était…” Public Space Exhibition Paris/France 2013. He realises concerts with his song project in (Virada Cultural of São Paulo/2010, Mostra Melhores Prata da Casa Festival of 2010 – SESC Pompéia/2011, Prata da Casa SESC Pompéia/2010, 3rd. Internacional Congress of Cultural Jornalism SESC Vila Mariana/2011), the audiovisual performances with the group Telemusik ( (7a Bienal of Mercosul, II Internacional Live Cinema Exhibition /2009, ArteMov Exhibition Porto Alegre/2010, Kinolounge Exhibition MIS/2010 e 40o anniversary of Paço das Artes of São Paulo/ São Paulo – Brazil 2010, Continuum Exhibition/Recbeat Recife – Brazil 2012), and the audiovisual performance Le Temps Suspendu (Cité Internationale de Arts de Paris – Paris/France 2013, Sistema Ecos Exhibition – Praça Vitor Civita / São Paulo – Brazil 2013, Exposição individual Sonora Paço: Espaços Urbanos – Paço das Artes de São Paulo / São Paulo – Brazil 2013 and SESC Ipiranga / São Paulo – Brazil 2013). He integrates the Contemporary Dance Company Núcleo Artérias (Award wining of APCA 2006 e 2008, Rumos Dança 2006, Caixa Cultural 2007 / dir. Adriana Grechi) and the pop music group Jumbo Elektro. He realises original sound tracks for dance spetacles, instalations, videoart and cinema, in institutions like Itaú Cultural, Bienal of São Paulo, Espaço Oca, SESC São Paulo, SESI São Paulo, Fundação TV Cultura and British Council.