Nakatani Gong Orchestra, Monday, December 12, 8pm
Monday, December 12
Doors at 8 pm
Percussion virtuoso Tatsuya Nakatani has appeared in Detroit as jaw-dropping soloist; as an imaginative free improvisor in a duo with Swedish guitarist David Stackenas and in a trio with Jack Wright and French saxophonist Michel Doneda; as a Johnny Cash-beat-free accompanist to Dr. Eugene Chadbourne in their extended-technique Country duo, New Directions in Appalachian Music (at the inaugural ART X); and as the Portuguese-singing vocalist/drummer in Bossa-Nova group Yukijurushi. Now he returns to showcase his Nakatani Gong Orchestra- an ensemble made up of local musicians who have been work-shopped in preparation for this performance.
A master at extracting more sound than thought possible from the gong, Tatsuya’s solo performances rank as one of the most extraordinary musical offerings that you can hear today. With a full ensemble of sympathetically resonating gongs, this will be a sonic treat unlike anything heard in these parts for some time.
$10 suggested donation.