Documenting the Action Research series of live experimental/noise shows, mostly in Gainesville, FL. Contact: ironingmusic(at)gmail(dot)com

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Action Research 133

Action Research 133:

Tatsuya Nakatani
(Easton, PA)

~ ~ performing solo and in collaboration with:

Jim Ivy
(Orlando, FL)

Kassia Arbabi

John David Eriksen

A.J. Herring

Brian Lee
(guitar & synth)

Cindy Mueller


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"Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative artist originally from Osaka, Japan. He has been residing in the USA since 1994 and is currently based in Easton, PA.Since the late 1990s, Mr. Nakatani has released over sixty recordings in the USA and Europe and has performed countless solo percussion concerts through intensive touring. He has also collaborated with hundreds of other artists internationally and presented masterclasses, workshops and lectures across the USA and around the world.

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 instrumentor 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."

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Waldo Road Studios
2708 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL


$5 to $10, sliding scale

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