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Gregory Bozzetti presents about a tale blending the roots of Japanese tea ceremony and modern luthiery.

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Are You Japanese?

BY AKIRA UCHIMURA
@ VOL 61 ON APR 22, 2009

An interesting presentation on nationality! Although PechaKucha is primarily design focused we welcome great presentations like this. Akira Uchimura is the project coordinator for the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship, a scholarship for Japanese descendants from Latin America, Philippines and Indonesia. His father is Japanese and his mother is Chilean. His lifetime goal is to become the bridge between Latin America and Japan through community trade, agroforestry support and cultural exchange. He also plans to start an NPO next year in Latin America, called "Kizuna Earth Project."

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Galloping with Wood and Steel

BY SHOHEI TOYODA
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Berklee College of Music graduate Shohei Toyoda retunred to Japan a few years ago on a mission to share his love of music, especially country music. Specializing in finger pick guitar, Shohei gave us a taste of his guitar talents in a moving presentation/performance on his passion. 

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Knock on Wood

BY JOSH RIECK
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 04, 2015

Josh Rieck began studying the art of lutherie (stringed musical instrument making) in 2002 at Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical in Red Wing, MN. After graduating with honors from the Guitar Repair and Construction course he moved back to his hometown, Aberdeen, SD and started String Theory Musical Instrument Repair and Custom Construction, performing guitar repair for local musicians while also beginning to build various acoustic and electric instruments.

Due to local needs, Josh also began to work with violin family instruments while studying double bass performance at Northern State University. Double bass studies continued in 2007 at the University of South Dakota at which point the business also moved to Sioux Falls.

After completing his masters in 2009, Josh went full time as a luthier in a new location in Sioux Falls. Though he did return to academia in 2012-2013 while studying the history of musical instruments at the National Music Museum.

Since beginning in lutherie, Josh has built over 40 instruments and repaired thousands. As of 2015, the focus of his business has shifted toward J. Rieck Lutherie - the instrument making side of his endeavours.

He also plays with The Union Grove Pickers; sits on the board of the SD Friends of Traditional Music; is co-founder of Different Folk Records, and is a member the Guild of American Luthiers and the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii.

http://www.stringtheoryluthiery.com/

 

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Mom’s Japanese Monsters

BY PAMELA WESSON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

In the 50s and 60s Pamela Wesson and her family lived in Japan. Her mother fell for antique woodblock prints of ghosts, demons and monsters, which Pamela presenter here tonight. Some of these creatures from centuries ago can be recognised today in Studio Ghibli and other animated films.

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An Introduction to Japan House London

BY MICHAEL HOULIHAN
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Michael Houlihan provides an overview of what Japan House London is in 20 objects -- sounds like a tough gig, right? Just watch and you will see that Michael's passion for all things Japanese shines through as he gives a PechaKucha that is a complete delight!

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Spoons

BY LISE BRATTON AND GRAEME MURRAY
@ VOL 2 ON APR 20, 2016

Graeme talks about the history of rural spoon making in southern Japanee villages, Lise talks about the Djemaa El Fna square in Marrakech, and they relate these very different cultures to their own woodwork practices.

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White Mystery On Tour

BY ALEX WHITE
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 04, 2012

Red headed rockers, White Mystery, preview their upcoming tour.

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Geneva Song

BY MR. JAUMESSE
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 20, 2018

This project highlights diversity. The song ’’Geneva’’ is a collaboration between several musical artists: Stefano Pollastri, Geni Deli and Jaumesse.

THe song highlights the diverse mix of nationalities and ethnicities that you find in a cosmopolitan city like Geneva.