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Outernational Sound Series Returns with Tatsuya Nakatani

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by Mark Subel on April 24, 2013

Anyone who loves out-there and experimental music, here is a bill you’re sure to enjoy. The Outward Sound Series was able to get Tatsuya and a special guest on a rare U.S. tour. Because of certain “travel” issues we can’t tell you his name but the initials are M.D. and if you check Tatsuya’s website http://www.hhproduction.org TATSUYA_NAKATANI_WORKS.html , ….you should be able to figure out who it is.

Also on the bill are two of Columbus’ most experimental musicians, Ryan Jewell and Ben Bennett, playing both solo pieces and as a duo. For those who attended the last O.S.S. show, we are happy to present again, the collective improvisation ensemble I not 1. This group has a really open, circulating kind of energy and creates some perfectly odd spaces.

More About Tatsuya Nakatani

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.Nakatani’s primary music activities include solo percussion performance, N.G.O. (Nakatani Gong Orchestra) and collaborations with musicians and dancers both in live performance and recordings.

Tatsuya Nakatani has spent the past several years traveling and performing extensively throughout the United States and beyond. His constant touring fosters the raw and fresh quality in his music, which can only survive through an open willingness to share energy, culture, music and self on a global human scale. He has toured and performed in Japan, China, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland,Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Argentina, Chile, Israel and across the USA, coast to coast. While touring, he also conducts master classes and workshops at schools and universities, emphasizing his unique musical approach and philosophy.

Tatsuya collaborates and performs with a wide range of artists, from internationally renowned musicians to students of all ages, occupations and musical skill levels.

Tatsuya Nakatani
Ryan Jewell and Ben Bennett
I not 1

Sunday, April 28th, 8pm
Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St., Columbus, Ohio 43202

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