Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Mar 25 2014 7:30 PM

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street Berkeley
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Tatsuya Nakatani (gongs) and Phillip Greenlief (sax)

Tatsuya 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:
http://hhproduction.org/Solo%20Sounds%20Clips.html

More information at his web site:
http://hhproduction.org/TATSUYA_NAKATANI_WORKS.html

Cost: Free (donation requested)
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