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The Tourist, The Voyeur

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 19, 2016

“She is the mother of us, all of us, alive or dead.”

In The Tourist, The Voyeur from Pechakucha Night Ellensburg’s 5th volume, presenter  Xavier Cavazos poetically introduces us, the voyeur, the tourist, to the people, the streets, the grandmothers of Havana.  In a mesmerizing rhythm, we are drawn into unknown territory.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016.


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My Inner Mongolia

@ VOL 51 ON APR 24, 2008

Noreens father, a Hazara, emigrated from Afganistan when he was a child, in this great PechaKucha she travel east to find her inner Mongola

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Growing Community Music in South Haven

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Lotte Resek shares a personal story of her dreams to be a punk rocker, and how she ended up taking lessons at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Lotte took her love of guitar strumming to the lakeside city of South Haven, Michigan to build community through music. Teaching music has become her 'transformationl moment'.

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Intersecciones: Havana and Portland

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

"[Havana] is a small city but it created a lot of history and expectation. The American ideas about 'Cuba frozen in time' don't play out. It's both incredibly worldly and intimately local."

In Intersecciones: Havana and Portland from PechaKucha Night Portland Vol. 18, speaker Daniel Duford tells us about being a co-curator of Intersecciones: Havana and Portland, a gallery show featuring six cuban artists at Louis & Clark College. He explains the process of curating a show featuring contemporary Cuban artists.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 30th, 2016. 

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Algorithmic Compositions

@ VOL 25 ON DEC 06, 2013

Michael Edwards is a composer, performer, and software developer. He is the author of the slippery chicken algorithmic composition package. His compositional interests lie mainly in the development of structures for hybrid electro-instrumental pieces through the integration of algorithmically produced scored materials with similarly generated computer-processed sound. He is also active as an improvisor on laptop, saxophones, and MIDI wind controller, performing for instance at the 2008 Montreaux Jazz Festival.

Michael's compositions have been played worldwide at many international festivals, including the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, the International Computer Music Conference (Banff, Havana, Ljubljana), the Zagreb Biennale, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, etc., and by leading ensembles/performers such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Aventure, Ensemble Intercontemporain, IRCAM, Experimentalstudio Freiburg, Marcus Weiss, Sarah Nicolls, Rei Nakamura, and Garth Knox.

Michael studied composition at Bristol University with Adrian Beaumont (BA, MMus) and privately with Gwyn Pritchard. In 1991 he moved to the US for further studies in computer music with John Chowning at CCRMA, Stanford University (MA, Doctor of Musical Arts). Whilst studying there he also worked at IRCAM, Paris, with a residence grant at Cité des Arts. During 1996-7 he was a consultant software engineer in Silicon Valley and developed a Document Recognition System used in several US hospitals. In 1997 Michael was appointed Lecturer in Music Theory at Stanford but later that year moved to Salzburg, Austria. He was Guest Professor at the Universität Mozarteum until 2002, when he came to the University of Edinburgh.

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Architectural Influences

@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2016

Brean Bush is an Architectural Designer with Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit. In 2015, she received her Master of Architecture at Lawrence Tech. Being a big advocate for experiencing architecture first hand, Brean has structured her education around architectural opportunities around the world.  Her team was chosen to fill an hour long live slot with their urban fairy-tale "A Little Fawn" which contemplates the dichotomy of architectural influences on the city in the 20th Century US.

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Incubating Seeds

@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Gibran Villalobos is an administrator, curator, and art historian originally from Arizona. His work has gone from the Havana Biennial, to the White House Office of Public Engagement, to 525 public parks in Chicago.


Jeff Hamada

Here's a great -- and hilarious -- presentation from last month's PechaKucha Night in Vancouver Vol. 6 by designer Jeff Hamada, taking us on a tour of the evolution of his work, starting from the mind maps he was making as a 6 years old. The video was filmed and edited by Bruce Sharpe.

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PKN New Haven in the News

The first PechaKucha Night in New Haven was held last week, and the New Haven Independent reports on how the launch went. Here's a rather nice quote, that closes off the piece: The proof is in the pudding. Over 200 people are here for something that’s never been done before.

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Poster for PKN New Haven Vol. 6

PechaKucha Night in New Haven Vol. 6 is happening November 3 at Bentara (and as the poster above reveals, Vol. 7 is already scheduled for January 26). You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page. The poster was designed by Design Monsters, who have just moved to New Haven, and as organizer Greta Hotopp tells us, "are enthusiastic PechaKuchies!"

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PKN New Haven + Inspire Japan

New Haven, in collaboration with the local chapter of Architecture for Humanity, will host an Inspire Japan event on May 19 at BAR Pizza -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Here's more from organizer Greta Hotopp:The event is a benefit for the reconstruction of Japan and to encourage this country which has long inspired artists and architects in the world. In PechaKucha style, speakers will focus on 4 main themes: INSPIRE, JAPAN, THE ISSUES, and RECOVERY. These could be things of inspiration, great ideas or solutions that help deal with the issues at hand or experiences and understandings of Japan. A $10 suggested donation will be collected at the door. BAR is providing their space at no cost. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity’s Japan Reconstruction appeal.

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Poster for PKN New Haven Vol. 9

PechaKucha Night in New Haven Vol. 9 is set for August 24 at the BENTARA -- the event page is not up yet, but check in later for more details. The poster is made up of a shot of past presenter Sabrina Marques by JoAnne Wilcox, and then was put together by George Corsillo (Design Monsters).

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Poster for PKN New Haven Vol. 10

PechaKucha Night in New Haven Vol. 10 is set for November 16 at Bentara. Check the event page later for the list of presenters, and other details.

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Poster for PKN New Haven Vol. 11

Vol. 10 had a dog, and now here we have the poster for the upcoming PechaKucha Night in New Haven Vol. 11 with a cat instead. The event is set for February 8 at Bentara.

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Poster for PKN Hakata Vol. 1

The very first PechaKucha Night in Hakata is set for later this month, happening on March 23 at the appropriately called Cafe the Launch. Check the event page later as it gets updated with the list of presenters.

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PechaKucha's New Haven

Connecticut's local entertainment portal recently published a recap of PKN New Haven's Vol. 15 (check out their event page for some great photos), and looks forward to their Vol. 16 -- coming up this Wednesday, April 17. Here's a snippet from the article: On a Wednesday night, Orange Street's Bentara is overflowing with people. Some are seated around the Malaysian restaurant's long tables, talking loudly and waiting for food to arrive. Others sit in rows of chairs arrayed in front of a projector screen that hangs on a high brick wall. But most people are talking in tight clusters, some pushed up against a small bar, and as more patrons trickle in it's becoming clear that tonight's event will be standing-room only... Check out for the full write-up.

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Intersecciones: Havana and Portland

"[Havana] is a small city but it created a lot of history and expectation. The American ideas about 'Cuba frozen in time' don't play out. It's both incredibly worldly and intimately local." In Intersecciones: Havana and Portland from PechaKucha Night Portland Vol. 18, speaker Daniel Duford tells us about being a co-curator of Intersecciones: Havana and Portland, a gallery show featuring six cuban artists at Louis & Clark College. He explains the process of curating a show featuring contemporary Cuban artists.