DOCUMENTING THE NEXT GENERATION – A field recording workshop



What should the sound of our generation be like? 

As part of Machi to Kioku to Eigakan, our annual program celebrating and preserving both the community’s collective memories and vibrant cultural heritage, the Shiogama Sugimura Jun Museum of Art invites you to join and be part of our shared collective audio history.  

We will hold a Sound Recording Workshop run by renowned Miyagi-based sound artist Hiroyuki SUGAWARA. In addition to learning the basics of field recording, you will get the chance to experience the joy of documenting and recording sounds you may consciously pick up with your headsets while taking a walking tour around Shiogama’s historic neighborhoods which surround the museum, such as the trendy gourmet-filled Motomachi shopping district, the legendary Shiogama Jinja (Shrine) grounds in Miyamachi, or even the bustling coastal transportation hub by Hon-Shiogama railway station in Kaigandori. 

This Workshop has been fill booked sorry!
Please contact us if you’d like to be on the waiting list.

Date, time, and location 
30 April 2023 Sunday at the Shiogama Sugimura Jun Museum of Art
8-1 Motomachi, Shiogama City, Miyagi Pref. JAPAN 985-0052  >Google Map

Admission Fees
General Public – 1,000 JPY 
MEMBERSHIP: Museum Supporters – 500 JPY 
Attendees from ages 15 and below (Junior high/elementary) – Free Admission 

Program Agenda 
Registration and doors open (Meet up at the museum, introductions, and lecture) – 12:50 
Workshop Proper (Walking around the city area) – 13:00 to 14:45 
Wrap-up (Return to the museum) – Approximately 15:00  

Guest Profile
Sound Designer and Nature Soundscape Artist. Currently living in Miyagi, Pref. JAPAN.

SUGAWARA has demonstrated a vast range of audio work in his career. He initially started out as a producer, and launching his own production company in 2004, he has produced about 3,000 songs with various musicians to date.Since 2012, he has also been active as a soundscape artist, as the The Great East Japan Earthquake, or 3.11, has motivated him to archive and document the sounds of the early 21st century, producing a variety of field recordings from many places under his creative concept of “Art & Archive” for people in the future to listen and experience what life was like in a hundred or a thousand years from now. His work has also been showcased on various national radio programs across Japan, including as Ryuichi Sakamoto’s RADIOSAKAMOTO on Tokyo’s J-WAVE and most recently on NHK Radio’s Oto No Nikkicho (The Sound Diary) featuring a variety of documented audio which both reflect nature and daily life. SUGAWARA is currently active as a photographer, straddling between worlds of both audio and visual media.