2023 | Maison Gainsbourg with Soundwalk Collective | Paris

Maison Gainsbourg, the Parisian townhouse of the chansonnier Serge Gainsbourg, has been transformed with our spatial sound system usomo into a poetic audio-based experience by Soundwalk Collective and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Maison Gainsbourg in Paris is the townhouse of Serge Gainsbourg (1928–1991), the distinguished French singer-songwriter, actor, composer and director. Using our spatial sound system usomo by FRAMED immersive projects, Soundwalk Collective has now transformed it into a poetic audio-based experience. FRAMED is also responsible for the spatial sound concept, the spatial sound production, the planning and the integration of the system.

Guided by the captivating voice of Charlotte Gainsbourg, smallest groups of two visitors at a time explore the historic family home of the artist, which he created over the years as a kind of secluded universe for himself, his wife Jane Birkin and the two daughters, according to very congruent but organic stylistic principles. Walking through and exploring these spaces is immersing oneself into the mind of a legendary creative genius, a classy rebel of his own kind. The gentle voice of a loving daughter recalls childhood memories, describes her father’s and mother’s habits and why specific objects were important to them, and tells little stories from growing up inside a total work of art. In the background, we hear Serge Gainsbourg play the piano alternating with his sonorous voice fading in and out like a ghost, his whistling or the laughter of wife and children wafting through the scene, the sound of the city outside or the telephone ringing inside, steps accompanying us as we pass from room to room. 

usomo enables the full auditory immersion into the scene and thus, our full concentration on and maximum experience of the time and the place, as if having been transported directly into the past. The sound experience is designed in such a way that every room is imbued with a sense of being present in the past, of bringing the past into the present. It is a very personal and authentic experience, a homage to a father and an extraordinary artist as well as a gift to his audience. 

Beyond the historic house at 5 bis rue de Verneuil, the cultural institution Maison Gainsbourg additionally consists of a museum, a book and gift shop, as well as le Gainsbarre that is a café during the day and a piano bar at night, all across the street at 14 rue de Verneuil. 


L’Officiel USA
Charlotte Gainsbourg Unpacks Her Father Serge’s Legacy at Maison Gainsbourg
20 November 2023

L’Echo Sabato
À Paris, la Maison Gainsbourg ouvre ses portes au public
6 October 2023

France 3
VIDEO. Serge Gainsbourg: la maison de l’artiste ouverte au public
29 September 2023

Condé Nast Traveler
La Maison Gainsbourg abre por fin sus puertas: un viaje a la historia del pop francés
27 September 2023

Maison Gainsbourg abre sus puertas en París
26 September 2023

AD Architectural Digest
Première visite de la Maison Gainsbourg, guidée par Charlotte elle-même
20 September 2023

Serge Gainsbourg’s maison in paris opens as an archival museum dedicated to his legacy
20 September 2023

La Maison Gainsbourg ouvre ses portes
20 September 2023

Maison Gainsbourg opens in Paris, filled with Serge Gainsbourg’s stories
20 September 2023

Gainsbourgs Haus wird zum Museum
17 September 2023

Financial Times
An homage to my father, Serge Gainsbourg
14 September 2023

Vanity Fair France
Rue de Verneuil, la découverte envoûtante de la Maison Gainsbourg
14 September 2023



Maison Gainsbourg, Paris

Sound Concept
Soundwalk Collective, Paris

Spatial sound concept, spatial sound production, planning and integration of the usomo sound system
usomo by FRAMED immersive projects

permanent exhibition opened in September 2023

1–3 © Alexis Raimbault for Maison Gainsbourg, 2023
4–6 © Pierre Terrasson, 1991