Silence Park curated by Shuta Hasunuma

Silence Park curated by Shuta Hasunuma
Silence Park curated by Shuta Hasunuma

Ambient sounds from around the world will become a fixture at Ginza Sony Park. In these times of restricted travel, sense the world through sounds curated by Shuta Hasunuma and international artists.

Silence Park is a new collection of background sounds at Ginza Sony Park, a refined production of sounds curated from neighborhoods and nature around the world by Shuta Hasunuma and participating artists from different countries. This collection of ambient sounds composed with the concept of public will be an ongoing part of Ginza Sony Park until it closes in September 2021. The sounds will continue to change via participation by various artists.

Duration: 2020.9.7 - 10.18

#silencepark

Hours: 11:00 - 19:00

Venue: Basement floors

  • Dates for onward are undecided, but Silence Park will continue until Ginza Sony Park closes in September 2021.
  • May not be playing on certain occasions when other events are happening.

Special website: https://www.ginzasonypark.jp/silencepark/

Environmental sounds recorded around the world will be installed in Ginza Sony Park.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, people's travel has been restricted, and it is now difficult to contact others even in "public" areas.

In such an age, artists around the world produced works using environmental sounds under the concept of "publicness."

This project is always ongoing and changes its form, as various artists participate.

Visitors can imagine unknown things by listening to ambient sounds that actually do not exist around them.

This is an endeavor to enable visitors to listen to the sounds reverberating in the world.

Shuta Hasunuma

"Silence Park" is a new background sound of Ginza Sony Park, produced by artists around the world and Shuta Hasunuma under the theme of "publicness."

Ginza will be filled with audio works collected from around the world while changing their forms like weaving sounds.

Please listen to them.

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Artist profiles

Shuta Hasunuma

Shuta Hasunuma

Born in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan, Hasunuma is a versatile composer and artist, creating music for films, theatre, dance, and sound work with a focus on environmental and electronic sounds and has played concerts in and outside of Japan with his Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra. He also carried out projects in which he applied the method of composition in other forms of expression, such as sculpture, film, and installation, and presented in exhibitions. His work extends internationally; in 2013, he took part in a residency program in New York, supported by Asian Cultural Council, and was appointed as the Japan Cultural Envoy by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2017. His solo exhibitions include "Compositions" (Pioneer Works, New York, 2018) , "  ~ ing" (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2018) and "OTHER 'Someone's public and private / Something's public and private'" (void+, Tokyo, 2020). He recently released "FULLPHONY" (2020) and "Oa" (Northern Spy Records, New York, 2019). He received the new face award of Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts in 2018.

http://www.shutahasunuma.com/
Francisco López

Francisco López (2020.9.7 - 10.18)

Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the main figures of the audio art and experimental music scenes. For forty years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion. He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings, workshops and sound installations in over seventy countries of the six continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces -with live and studio collaborations with hundreds of international artists- has been released by over 400 record labels / publishers worldwide. Among other prizes, López has been awarded five times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival and is the recipient of a Qwartz Award for best sound anthology.

http://www.franciscolopez.net/
Jan Jelinek

Jan Jelinek (2020.9.7 - 10.18)

Jan Jelinek is a musician, producer and remixer. His works deal with the transformation of sounds, translating source materials from popular music into abstract, reduced textures. He began releasing his work in 1998, initially under the pseudonyms Farben and Gramm. Over the following years, he worked with artists like Sarah Morris and the German writer Thomas Meinecke, collaborated with the Japanese improvisation ensemble Computer Soup and the Australian jazz trio Triosk, and created audio-visual performances with video artist Karl Kliem. In 2008, Jelinek established the faitiche label as a platform for his own experiments, for joint projects, and for work by musician friends. The twenty releases to date include a collaboration with the vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita and the work of fictional sound researcher Ursula Bogner, whose scores, drawings and writings have been presented and performed around the world. Since 2012, Jelinek has been writing and producing experimental radio pieces for German state broadcaster SWR that deal with fictional identities and soundscapes.

https://faitiche.de/blog/2020

Overview of Silence Park curated by Shuta Hasunuma

Title Silence Park curated by Shuta Hasunuma
Duration

September 7 (Mon) - October 18 (Sun), 2020

Hours

11:00 - 19:00

Venue

Basement floors

Special website

https://www.ginzasonypark.jp/silencepark/

Hashtag

#silencepark

  • Dates for onward are undecided, but Silence Park will continue until Ginza Sony Park closes in September 2021.
  • May not be playing on certain occasions when other events are happening.