Monday, August 24, 2015

Workshop with Tatsuya Nakatani: September 2, 6-730pm

Percussionist, improviser, and tireless road-warrior Tatsuya Nakatani gives a workshop for improvisers, percussionists, and music lovers. A rare opportunity to learn from one of the most respected and active percussionists in improvised music today!

During this unique workshop, participants will work on group improvisation, practice listening/tuning, silence/space, extended techniques and more! The workshop is in English, costs $25, and is open equally to percussionists and non-percussionists.

Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative artist / percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan who has released over sixty recordings in North America and Europe. Residing in the USA since 1994 he has performed countless solo percussion concerts and has collaborated with hundreds of artists in international music festivals, university concert halls, art museums and galleries. He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music of unusually strong spirit that defies category or genre. Nakatani has performed with a who's who of international improvisers including Assif Tsahar, Barre Phillips, Eugene Chadbourne, Frank Gratkowski & Peter Kowald.

Wednesday September 2, 6-730pm
La Passe, 1214 de la Montagne