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Yusuke Komata

Architect, Isozaki, Aoki & Associates in Tokyo

The Inflatable Concert Hall


Yusuke Komata and his team designed a mobile concert hall. It is a giant balloon that can fit inside of and run from a single truck. Here he outlines how it was designed, how it works, what things it can do, and how it has been used so far. (in Japanese with Engish subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 4, 2013.

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The Pictures in the Hall

@ VOL 3 ON OCT 26, 2011

"He was introducing the Ziggy Stardust persona. It was obvious to everybody that it was going to be absolutely massive. I remember being aware that I was witnessing something special, the emergence of a star."

In The Pictures in the Hallway, from PechaKucha Night Derby Vol. 3, Doug Smith shares an absolutely amazing PechaKucha about photos taken in London 40 years ago, of rock legends of a phenomenal era of music. Photos of Bowie, Eno, Dury, and others now gracing his hallway in Derby, an ultimately cool testament of Smith's love for music. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on November 2nd, 2013 and again on January 14th, 2015 following the passing of David Bowie.

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Revitalizing Portsmouth Music Hall

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 21, 2013

Terrence Parker talks about a remodeling project he did recently at his local music hall. He looks at the logistical side of remodeling the sidewalk and street, to make the area safe and more easily accessible, both by foot and bus, and then shows some of the more decorative touches, and looks at how they often also serve a practical purpose.

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Het Concert des Levens

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2014

Marcoen Hopstaken (1964) is trainer, dagvoorzitter en spreker. Na een carrière van vijftien jaar radiojournalistiek, koos hij in 2004 voor zijn andere passie, die van het geïmproviseerde theater. Inmiddels helpt hij moderne organisaties bij het vergroten van hun wendbaarheid door het inbedden van improvisatietechnieken in het bedrijfsDNA.

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IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Hunter Noack brings a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests.

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The Monty Hall Problem

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

The so-called "Monty Hall problem" is a probability puzzle that captured the public imagination when it was widely publicized in the early 1990s. This popularization and a backlash from flummoxed mathematics PhDs raised some interesting issues around gender. In his PechaKucha talk, Jay Hill explores a bit of this history and tries to give an explanation of the problem.

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A Rainbow Gone Mad: Protecting and Conserving the Patrick Hanly Mural at the Town Hall

@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Emily Fryer is an objects conservator working and living in Christchurch. Emily has worked on a number of earthquake remediation projects including Scott's Statue and the Logie Collection at the University of Canterbury. In this PechaKucha Emily will take you through her journey with the mural 'Rainbow Pieces'.

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Swinging Europe

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 22, 2019

Steen Mikkelsen is Project Manager of Swinging Europe, which is an international organization that works to nurture and grow talent and traditions within music. Among other things, they brought 3 Danish bands to a large concert event in Milan, where they got a chance to showcase their country.
We were also fortunate enough to get a quick rundown of the coming events hosted by Swinging Europe and NIMPE.

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UWA IQX Space - Architecture & Design

@ VOL 25 ON AUG 22, 2019

Lee Syminton - Architect

Lee talks about the project of UWA IQX space. An innovative co-working space where we hosted Vol.25 PechaKucha Perth. 

The Masonic Hall in Nedlands is owned by the University of Western Australia. The hall is refurnished to house UWA’s Innovation Quarter Exchange, Offices, meeting hall and boardroom. The project was won under a competition run by the University. The building is of heritage significance and has been designed with minimal impact on the original fabric. The project includes a new lift shaft to allow disabled access to the second floor, the renovation of the original masonic temple into a co-working space. Careful design and work with the State Heritage office have resulted in an exciting fresh and respectful project.

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Too Pretty to be Empty: The Grande Hall Story

@ VOL 40 ON SEP 12, 2019

Jenna Kreitzer worked her way up from bank teller, to manager, to commercial property management for Liberty Savings Bank. As building manager, she became an amateur historian, delving into the building’s history books discovering stories and photos not seen in decades. From the first time she heard her late grandfather’s stories about taking Orville Wright on a tour of NCR on the pay day cart, she’s been fascinated by local Dayton history, and now she’s excited to be a part of it.