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Thu, Oct 12 2017 7:30 PM

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street Berkeley
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Tatsuya Nakatani, solo percussion at Tom's Place, Oct 12

On Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Tatsuya Nakatani,
gongs and percussion,
an extended solo performance

Sound artist and master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani is on his long Fall, 2017 tour and will be stopping at Tom's Place on Thursday October 12 for an extended solo performance.
Nakatani-san's web site gives a good description of his music:
Nakatani's approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization. He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in an intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world. His approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation, experimental music, jazz, rock, and noise, and yet retains the sense of space and quiet beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. His percussion instruments can imitate the sounds of a trumpet, a stringed instrument or an electronic device to the extent that it becomes difficult to recognize the source of the sound. He has devoted himself to a musical aesthetic where rhythm gives way to pulse, often in a way that is not always audible or visible, in currents that incorporate silence and texture.
Check out his stunning sound clips here:

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA

Admission: free, donations accepted.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.
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