Tatsuya Nakatani at the Robinwood Concert House 1/13

Posted Jan 8th, 2009 by Toledo Bellows  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


For those unfamiliar with the musical genres such as New Music, Creative, or Improvised music, shouldn’t feel out of the loop, the reason for these categories (although largely unnecessary) is to shed light on the nature of the music, where it came from, what it rebels against and even how it embraces technology, Although mostly found in larger cites in the US and in Europe, this music undoubtedly has a loyal following worldwide, especially in the Midwest.
Recently, Toledo has housed some of this music, ranging from Free Jazz to Noise music, in various venues, and for all walks of life , due to Toledo’s key position in the Midwest, its merely there for the taking, after-all these musicians touring, mostly prefer playing to an intimate, engaged crowd, opposed to the musician being reclusive or exclusive.
(Percussionist) Tatsuya Nakatani is one of these musicians, originally from Osaka, Japan, He now resides in Easton, Pennsylvania, he has performed in over 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with over 163 artists worldwide, releasing nearly 50 recordings in his short career. Nakatani 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. Tatsuya Nakatani will be performing at the Robinwood Concert House (2564 Robinwood Ave. in the Old West End) 9pm on January 13th, $5-10 sliding scale
Construction Telescope and KBD open the show.


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