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LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA 2017 in TOKYO MIDTOWN

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LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA 2017 in TOKYO MIDTOWN

Having celebrated our 10th anniversary this spring, fall will bring LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA to TOKYO MIDTOWN - also marking the first time that this event will be held in Tokyo. TOKYO MIDTOWN Grass Square will play host to the massive ARK NOVA mobile concert hall, a 18m tall, 30m wide, 36m deep structure that has aided the recovery from the East Japan Earthquake via music and art.

The interior will also be open to the public for some of the time it is with us, allowing you to look back on the events that were held in the disaster regions as well as experiencing concerts or movie screenings inside this massive work of art. From the desire to support the disaster regions, which are still in the process of recovery, take this opportunity to participate in events involving the very embodiment of such hopes - the incredible ARK NOVA.

Period
September 19 (Tue) - October 4 (Wed) Cancelled in the event of bad weather
*Illuminated between 18:00 - 23:00
*Ilumination may differ depending on the schedule
Place
TOKYO MIDTOWN Grass Square
Held By
TOKYO MIDTOWN
With Special Cooperation From
LUCERNE FESTIVAL
Cooperation
TSP TAIYO INC.

*All entry fees and part of the ticket sales will be donated to aid with recovery from the East Japan Earthquake.

CONTENTS

What is the ARK NOVA?

ARK NOVA was conceived by the historic Swiss LUCERNE FESTIVAL of music and the Japanese KAJIMOTO music office, which often invites overseas orchestras to perform in Japan, in order to support recovery from the East Japan Earthquake. It was designed by world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki and English sculptor Anish Kapoor.

TOKYO MIDTOWN fully supports the desire of LUCERNE FESTIVAL to also install ARK NOVA in places outside of the disaster affected Tohoku region, in order to help keep the East Japan Earthquake and its ongoing aftermath fresh in people's minds, and thus we have decided to bring the architecturally-speaking very well received ARK NOVA to TOKYO MIDTOWN, the town of design and art.

Founders
Michael Haefliger (LUCERNE FESTIVAL Executive and Artistic Director)
Masahide Kajimoto (Chairman of ARK NOVA a Executive Committee, President of KAJIMOTO)
Basic Structure & Design
Anish Kapoor (sculptor) / Arata Isozaki (architect)
Architectural Design
Isozaki, Aoki & Associates
Planning Production
KAJIMOTO (for 2013 - '15 implementation)
Founders

Michael Haefliger (LUCERNE FESTIVAL Executive and Artistic Director)

Michael Haefliger (LUCERNE FESTIVAL Executive and Artistic Director)

I am deeply moved that LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA has found a new temporary home in Tokyo, Roppongi and I would like to thank the TOKYO MIDTOWN Managment Company for their great support and enthusiasm in realising this fascinating project in the heart of Tokyo which will be shared by millions of Japanese people and which will also be paying hommage to one of the worst natural and human catastrophies in the history of mankind.

I am deeply moved that LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA has found a new temporary home in Tokyo, Roppongi and I would like to thank the TOKYO MIDTOWN Managment Company for their great support and enthusiasm in realising this fascinating project in the heart of Tokyo which will be shared by millions of Japanese people and which will also be paying hommage to one of the worst natural and human catastrophies in the history of mankind.

Masahide Kajimoto (Chairman of ARK NOVA Executive Committee, President of KAJIMOTO)

Masahide Kajimoto (Chairman of ARK NOVA Executive Committee, President of KAJIMOTO)

The ARK NOVA was born from the desire to aid the recovery from the Japan East Earthquake by bringing music to the disaster region. On March 12 2011, the day after the earthquake, Michael Haefliger, the Executive and Artistic Director of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL, called Masahide Kajimoto (president of KAJIMOTO) to check that he was OK. This phone call would eventually lead to a collaboration with world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki and English sculptor Anish Kapoor, and the subsequent creation of the 18m high, 30m across and 36m deep mobile concert hall named the "ARK NOVA", (meaning "new ark" in Latin).

The ARK NOVA was born from the desire to aid the recovery from the Japan East Earthquake by bringing music to the disaster region. On March 12 2011, the day after the earthquake, Michael Haefliger, the Executive and Artistic Director of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL, called Masahide Kajimoto (president of KAJIMOTO) to check that he was OK. This phone call would eventually lead to a collaboration with world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki and English sculptor Anish Kapoor, and the subsequent creation of the 18m high, 30m across and 36m deep mobile concert hall named the "ARK NOVA", (meaning "new ark" in Latin).

What is the LUCERNE FESTIVAL?

As one of the premier music festivals in Europe, LUCERNE FESTIVAL is actually a series of classical music festivals that attract top class orchestras, conductors and performers from around the world. It has a long and proud history, having started in the ancient Swiss town of Lucerne in 1938; a place boasting beautiful visas of lakes and the Alps, and also known for Wagner and Rachmaninoff having lived there.

They hold three annual music festivals - "OSTERN" around Easter time in spring, "SOMMER" in summer, and the fall piano music festival "PIANO" - attracting 105,000 visitors annually.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL

Composition & Design

ARK NOVA is a pneumatic structure, created from a PVC coated polyester film that swells to form an impressive dome after around 1 hour of air being pumped into it, but that can also be folded up when deflated and transported around by truck.

The membrane that forms the pneumatic structure is created from a light material, perfectly suited to being transported around, but that can also be freely molded into any desired shape. All of the compositional elements of the hall, including the stage and the audience seating, have been created taking transport and re-construction into account. The subsequently created hall has a capacity of 494 people and has been erected a total of three times between 2013 and 2015, in Matsushima, Sendai, and Fukushima, as a venue for holding concerts and workshops.

Composition & Design

Anish Kapoor (Contemporary Sculptor)

Anish Kapoor (Contemporary Sculptor)

Anish Kapoor

A contemporary sculptor born in India in 1954 and currently residing in London. He uses a variety of materials and methods to create pieces that appeal strongly to the visual sense. He represented England in the Venice Biennale in 1990, and won the prize in 2000.
In 1991 he received the Turner Prize for a British artist or artist resident in Britain and who is under 51. In Japan his work can be seen in such places as the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

A contemporary sculptor born in India in 1954 and currently residing in London. He uses a variety of materials and methods to create pieces that appeal strongly to the visual sense. He represented England in the Venice Biennale in 1990, and won the prize in 2000.
In 1991 he received the Turner Prize for a British artist or artist resident in Britain and who is under 51. In Japan his work can be seen in such places as the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

Cloud Gate, 2004

Cloud Gate, 2004
Stainless steel
10 x 20.1 x 12.8 metres
Millennium Park, Chicago
Photo: Peter.J.Schluz

Leviathan, 2011

Leviathan, 2011
PVC
33.6 x 99.89 x 72.23 m
Monumenta 2011, Grand Palais, Paris
Photo: Dave Morgan

Dismemberment Site 1 2009

Dismemberment, Site I, 2009
PVC and steel
25 x 25 x 84 m
The Farm, Kaipara Bay, New Zealand
Photo: Jos Wheeler

Leviathan 2011

Leviathan, 2011
PVC
33.6 x 99.89 x 72.23 m
Monumenta 2011, Grand Palais, Paris
Photo: Dave Morgan

Arata Isozaki (Architect)

Arata Isozaki (Architect)

Arata Isozaki

An architect. He was born in Oita City, Oita Prefecture in 1931. He graduated from the Department of Architecture in the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, and went on to complete the doctoral program in the Department of Architecture in the Post-Graduate School at the same university. At age 32 he established his own studio, Arata Isozaki and Associates. He has worked on many buildings both in Japan and overseas, including the Oita Prefectural Library, the Tsukuba Center Building and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and is known as one of the architects leading the post-modern movement. He has currently shifted to working entirely overseas, and is creating highly experimental structures. He has also received many awards, including the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize and the Venice Biennale's Golden Lion.

An architect. He was born in Oita City, Oita Prefecture in 1931. He graduated from the Department of Architecture in the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, and went on to complete the doctoral program in the Department of Architecture in the Post-Graduate School at the same university. At age 32 he established his own studio, Arata Isozaki and Associates. He has worked on many buildings both in Japan and overseas, including the Oita Prefectural Library, the Tsukuba Center Building and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and is known as one of the architects leading the post-modern movement. He has currently shifted to working entirely overseas, and is creating highly experimental structures. He has also received many awards, including the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize and the Venice Biennale's Golden Lion.

Palau Sant Jordi

Palau Sant Jordi, 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games Stadium, photo by Hisao Suzuki

Nara Centennial Hall

Nara Centennial Hall, photo by Hisao Suzuki

Central Academy of Fine Arts

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, photo by Hisao Suzuki

Shanghai Symphony Hall

Shanghai Symphony Hall, photo by Chen Hao

Opening to the Public

The opening of the ARK NOVA to the public will not only allow you to look back on the events previously held in the disaster regions, but will also provide a rare and exciting opportunity to experience the interior of a 18m tall, 30m wide, and 36m deep art structure without even having to leave the heart of the city.

Schedule
September 20 (Wed) - September 21 (Thu) 13:00 - 18:00
September 22 (Fri) - September 24 (Sun) 13:00 - 21:30
September 30 (Sat) 13:00 - 23:00
October 1 (Sun) 13:00 - 15:30 17:00 - 18:00
*On October 1, a Mini Concert will be held between 15:30 - 17:00 as a "Roppongi Art Night Special Program". You will not be able to enter or leave the ARK NOVA during the performance.
*Final admittance will be 30 minutes before the ARK NOVA closes.
*Cancelled in the event of bad weather
Charge
\500
(Elementary School Students and younger free of charge)
*All of the entry fee will be donated to aid with recovery from the East Japan Earthquake
Held By
TOKYO MIDTOWN

Art Theater

Enjoy an artistic movie on a long fall night inside a massive piece of modern art.
A mysterious, wonderful experience that you simply can't find anywhere else.

September 22 (Fri)
"Amélie" (2001)

Amélie (2001) © 2001-UGC IMAGES-TAPIOCA FILMS-FRANCE 3 CINEMA-MMC INDEPENDENT-Tous droits réservés

© 2001-UGC IMAGES-TAPIOCA FILMS-FRANCE 3
CINEMA-MMC INDEPENDENT-Tous droits réservés

The French movie "Amélie" from 2001 is set in a fantastical version of Montmartre, Paris. This charming dream of a movie depicts the everyday life and loves of the titular Amélie, a somewhat awkward girl prone to flights of fancy. It was a smash hit in many countries, in part due to the "Amélie effect" that brings happiness to all who watch it. It also pushed Audrey Tautou into super-stardom for her portrayal of Amélie.

September 23 (Sat)
"The Phantom of the Opera" (2004)

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) © 2004 The Scion Films Phantom Production Partnership

© 2004 The Scion Films Phantom Production Partnership

The musical "The Phantom of the Opera" has been a world-wide smash on the stage, including on the West End in London and Broadway in New York but also in more than 100 other cities actress 18 countries. This movie version was produced by the original creator himself, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Prepare to experience some incredible scenes of beauty, from the glory of the opera house to the contrasting and yet no less sternly lavish Phantom's cave.

September 24 (Sun)
"Big Eyes" (2014)

Big Eyes (2014) © Big Eyes SPV, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

© Big Eyes SPV, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Margaret Keane, a major influence on modern art since the 60s, is portrayed here by Amy Adams, Academy Award nominated actress for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in "American Hustle". Walter Keane, another key player in the piece, is portrayed with overwhelming presence by Christoph Waltz, Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor in "Django Unchained". An exciting and surprising piece from director Tim Burton, who professes himself to be a lover and collector of the "big eyes" series.

Period
September 22 (Fri) - September 24 (Sun)
18:30 Reception opens 19:00 Movie starts
*Cancelled in the event of bad weather
Capacity
300
Charge
\500
(Elementary School Students and younger free of charge)
*All of the entry fee will be donated to aid with recovery from the East Japan Earthquake
Held By
TOKYO MIDTOWN
Cooperation
Panasonic Corporation

Roppongi Art Night
Special Program

Roppongi Art Night is being held again this year, a popular festival of art in Roppongi that allows you to come into contact with a variety of art through the night.

Forming a special program as part of Roppongi Art Night, you can enjoy a talk event featuring Arata Isozaki, the world-renowned architect who was involved in the designing of the Ark, Michael Haefliger, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL Executive and Artistic Director, and Masahide Kajimoto, President of KAJIMOTO. There will also be a mini concert.

Talk Event

Schedule
September 30 (Sat) 14:30 - 16:00 (venue open at 14:00)
*Cancelled in the event of bad weather
Participants
Arata Isozaki, Michael Haefliger, Masahide Kajimoto
Charge
\500
(Elementary School Students and younger free of charge)
*All of the entry fee will be donated to aid with recovery from the East Japan Earthquake
Capacity
450
Held By
TOKYO MIDTOWN

Mini Concert

Schedule
October 1 (Sun) 16:00 - 17:00 (venue opens at 15:30)
*Cancelled in the event of bad weather
Charge
\1,500
(Tickets to be sold from the official KAJIMOTO site from September 15th)
*Part of all ticket sales will be donated to aid with recovery from the East Japan Earthquake
Capacity
480
Held By
KAJIMOTO

LUCERNE FESTIVAL
ARK NOVA Special Concert

A mini concert will be held, focused around chamber music such as Bach's Cello Suites and featuring not only the members of LUCERNE FESTIVAL Orchestra, who will be visiting Japan to perform in October, but also graduate students from LUCERNE FESTIVAL Academy, vocalist Daichi Fujiki (who already deeply moved an audience inside the ARK NOVA when it was erected in Fukushima), guitarist Yasuji Ohagi, and notable solo cellist Gen Yokosaka.

Furthermore, on October 2 from 19:00, in addition to the concert, a symposium featuring concert performers and other guests will be held. While discussing their experiences during the concerts held in the disaster regions, they will consider what it is that "art can do".

Schedule
October 2 (Mon)
Starting at: 11:30 / 14:00 / 16:30 / 19:00 (*)
October 4 (Wed)
Starting at: 12:15 / 15:00
*Cancelled in the event of bad weather
Charge
\1,000 - \1,500
(Tickets to be sold from the official KAJIMOTO site during the middle of September)
*Part of all ticket sales will be donated to aid with recovery from the East Japan Earthquake
Inquiries
KAJIMOTO 03-3574-0550 Weekdays 10:00 - 18:30
Held By
KAJIMOTO

TThe performers and more details on the program etc. are scheduled to be revealed on the official KAJIMOTO site
( http://www.kajimotomusic.com ) from September 15th.
URL for the ticket sales page 
http://www.kajimotomusic.com/jp/ticket/
As part of the 19:00 concert on October 2 (Mon), after the performance a symposium will be held under the theme of "What Art Can Do for the Disaster Regions".