The PANGAEA PROJECT No. 36: Tatsuya Nakatani [PA] @ Venture Compound
[From the Venture Compound....]
Tuesday, Feb 26th
(Totally worth it. This is the type of thing that happens at concert hall or a fine arts museum.)
Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative percussionist 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 anintense 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.
Christopher Costabile is a Clearwater-based musician, inventor and composer who specializes in experimental works based around chance probability and audience participation. He was a founding member of 727 Experimental Art and Music in 2010 and was a key player in the expansion of Tampa Bay's experimental music scene.
Jesse Thelonious Vance and Costabile will be performing a collaborative work before Nakatani's performance.