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Tatsuya Nakatani & Friends with Nat Baldwin

INFO
Saturday, November 9 2019
8:30PM
doors at 8:00 PM
TICKETS
$10 advance
$12 day of show
$2 off for members
all ages

Tatsuya Nakatani returns for a special solo performance with guest improvisers following his summer 2018 sold-out Nakatani Gong Orchestra performance!

Tatsuya Nakatani is a Japanese avant-garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist. Based in the United States, he has released over 80 recordings in the last two decades and toured all over the world. Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentation and extended techniques, creating new sounds utilizing gongs, drums, cymbals, singing bowls, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the idiosyncratic bows and mallets he handcrafts in his workshop. He sculpts an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive sound form that defies genre. His work engages improvised-experimental music and movement, while retaining the traditional sense of space, depth and deep time found in Japanese art.

For this special performance, he’ll perform a solo percussion set, followed by a collaborative set with guest local improvisers. Tatsuya will serve as bandleader and conductor, performing live compositions in the tradition of Butch Morris, John Zorn, Instant Composers Pool, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and other 20th & 21st experimentalists.

 

This Saturday: Extra Spectral is now on view 12-4pm, at 3pm we’ll be hosting a free performance/class with Janoah Bailin as part of Portland Dance Month, and a show with Kal Marks closes out the night.