Musical Blob


An inflatable concert hall will be touring Japan starting in October. Japanese architect Arata Isozaki collaborated with famed sculptor Anish Kapoor to create the bulbous, purple-membraned structure as a way to help the Ark Nova Music Festival in Matsushima City, an area devastated by the 2011 tsunami. Inside, the membrane casts a warm purple glow on wooden benches that seat 500 people. The first performance is scheduled for October 12.