Paying tribute to the tsunami and earthquake ravaged areas of Japan, the inflatable concert hall Arc Nova will be touring various sites of Tohoku, carrying messages of hope and encouragement to victims in the form of music. Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor‘s thoughtful arrangement will bring joy back to hearts of those living in Matsushima.
The concert hall can seat approximately 500 people, and the first performance has been schedule for October 12th. With the overall structure being almost complete, the Arc Nova is going through the final stages of preparation. Wooden benches made of planks from tsunami-damaged cedar trees will be a distinct reminder of the unfortunate natural disaster.
Organizers of the Swiss Lucerne Festival have shown interest Arc Nova and has offered considerable support in making sure the concert will be a success.
We hope to give the people who are living with this situation something more than everyday pleasure. Combining different arts and cultures, this project is a fascinating symbiosis of architecture, design, folkloristic and classical music as well as music education.