Music By Design

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May 14, 2013
Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard toting music lovers to architect Steven Holl. As if the allure of 38,000 square feet of state-of the art digs by Jeffrey Inaba and INABA wasn’t enough, Kairos, an exhibition of NY-based artists curated by Ken Farmer of Nuit Blanche was displayed throughout the space. Housing a lecture room, performance lounge, ‘living’ room and studios-a-plenty, the four-floor Chelsea location was recently completed, just in time for the Academy’s New York arrival. Read Full Article
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  Colorful mid-century style furnishings outfit the Red Bull Music Academy. © Greg Irikura 2013.
    Colorful mid-century style furnishings outfit the Red Bull Music Academy. © Greg Irikura 2013.
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  The use of color continues in the monochromatic bathrooms. © Greg Irikura 2013
    The use of color continues in the monochromatic bathrooms. © Greg Irikura 2013
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  The yellow hall gives a bolt of energy as you head into to the lecture hall. © Greg Irikura 2013.
    The yellow hall gives a bolt of energy as you head into to the lecture hall. © Greg Irikura 2013.
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  Of his design, Inaba says “It's about filtering out some of the visual noise of the city, if you will, so the spot light is cast on the ideas, music, video and art.” Here, the lecture hall. © Greg Irikura 2013.
    Of his design, Inaba says “It's about filtering out some of the visual noise of the city, if you will, so the spot light is cast on the ideas, music, video and art.” Here, the lecture hall. © Greg Irikura 2013.
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  Each work pod/studio contains the work of one or two artists featured in Kairos. Many of the pieces are interactive to encourage creative stimulation in the workspaces. © Greg Irikura 2013.
    Each work pod/studio contains the work of one or two artists featured in Kairos. Many of the pieces are interactive to encourage creative stimulation in the workspaces. © Greg Irikura 2013.
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  The master studio and session rooms occupy the space of the building’s former basement loading dock. The tall ceilings this area offered are ideal for the recording environment. A 10 to 15 inch concrete slab was poured to buffer sound and movement from the nearby 1,2,3 line. © Greg Irikura 2013.
    The master studio and session rooms occupy the space of the building’s former basement loading dock. The tall ceilings this area offered are ideal for the recording environment. A 10 to 15 inch concrete slab was poured to buffer sound and movement from the nearby 1,2,3 line. © Greg Irikura 2013.
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  The design and construction process for the project overlapped to ensure the space would be completed in time for this year’s Red Bull Music Academy. Separate crews were enlisted to work on each level. Pictured here, a glimpse of the performance space (also prone to impromptu dance parties). © Greg Irikura 2013.
    The design and construction process for the project overlapped to ensure the space would be completed in time for this year’s Red Bull Music Academy. Separate crews were enlisted to work on each level. Pictured here, a glimpse of the performance space (also prone to impromptu dance parties). © Greg Irikura 2013.
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  Artist Tamara Gonzalez added to the rock n’ roll vibe of a recording studio. Tamara Gonzalez, I Like Your Room. Did a Pole Come With It?, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and The Red Bull Music Academy
    Artist Tamara Gonzalez added to the rock n’ roll vibe of a recording studio. Tamara Gonzalez, I Like Your Room. Did a Pole Come With It?, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and The Red Bull Music Academy
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  Martin Roth explored the effect of noise on plant life via the bonsai seen here and an arrangement of sound from wildlife in a network of aquariums. Martin Roth, Untitled (Bonsai), 2013. Courtesy of the artist and The Red Bull Music Academy.
    Martin Roth explored the effect of noise on plant life via the bonsai seen here and an arrangement of sound from wildlife in a network of aquariums. Martin Roth, Untitled (Bonsai), 2013. Courtesy of the artist and The Red Bull Music Academy.
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  For her work, Carly Mark will slowly be tearing away at one of the working studio’s walls. Carly Mark, Untitled, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and The Red Bull Music Academy.
    For her work, Carly Mark will slowly be tearing away at one of the working studio’s walls. Carly Mark, Untitled, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and The Red Bull Music Academy.

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