Tatsuya Nakatani – January 8th 2009

Tatsuya Nakatani will be our first show of the new year!

Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD.

He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.

Tatsuya has performed/collaborated with William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Billy Bang, Frank Lowe, Joe McPhee, Marc Ribot, Assif Tsahar, Eugene Chadbourne, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell, Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter, Cooper-Moore, Jim Baker, Josh Abrams, Miya Masaoka, Joe Maneri, Mat Maneri, nmperign, Michael Zerang, Susan Alcorn, Kyle Bruckman, Jack Wright, Gary Hassay, Donald Millar, LaDonna Smith, Davery Williams, Kaoru Watanabe, Adam Rudolph, Peter Kowald, Peter Brotzmann, Michel Doneda, Barre Phillips, Le Quan Ninh, Joelle Leandre, Fred Van Hove, Sophie Agnel, Phil Minton, Catherine Januiaux, Gunda Gottschalk, Peter Jacquemyn, André Goudbeek, Xu Feng Xia, Rhodri Davis, Martin Archer, Veryan Weston, Raymond Mcdonald, Phil Durrant, Alessandro Bosetti, Giani Gebia, Fabrice Charles, Bart Maris, Ute Volker, Johannes Bauer, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Carl-Ludwich Hubsch, Fred Blondy, Bertrand Gauguet, Sharif Sehnaoui, Christine Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj, Mauro Pawlowski, Hartmut Dorschner, Frank Gratkowski, Martin Kuchen, David Stackenass, and more.

All shows start @ 8pm

Donation $5.00 to $10.00


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