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improvised solo percussion

Sunday, March 23rd, 9pm
232 SW Ankeny

performing solo,
then in collaboration with
Jonathan Sielaff - clarinet / bass clarinet
Ben Kates - alto sax
Mark Kaylor - drums / sousaphone
Matt Hannafin - percussion

Originally from Osaka, Japan, Tatsuya Nakatani is a world-renowned, contemporary percussionist who has created his own approach to sound and instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. 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. 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.

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