Arata Isozaki describing the project at a press conference yesterday

This is exciting! It was reported yesterday that renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki will team up with British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor to create a mobile concert hall that will tour the affected areas of Tohoku, delivering hope and encouragement in the form of music. Characterized by an inflatable red shell-shaped structure, Ark Nova will hold up to 700 people at a time.

Although participating musicians have yet to be announced, the project has already secured Yasuhisa Toyota as the acoustician. Ark Nova plans to begin touring next summer.

rendering of the Ark Nova mobile concert hall

source: Asahi (JP)