Wednesday, Dec. 15th from 7-8:30pm
North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Avenue)
Tatsuya Nakatani, international percussionist
This presentation will feature a half hour solo percussion set from Tatsuya
and two improvisitory sets featuring Tatsuya alongside some of your favorite local musicians.
7pm: Tatsuya Nakatani with local percussionist Bruce Golden
7:30: Tatsuya, Jamie Weems (strings), and 2008 Murrah graduate/current Alcorn State saxophone player Maurice Knott
8:15: Tatsuya Nakatani solo set
BIOGRAPHY: (from http://www.hhproduction.org/TATSUYA_NAKATANI_WORKS.html )
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. Since 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.