On October at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents
in company with
Gino Robair (perc), Tom Djll (tpt).
Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Dana Jessen (bn)
and special guests
We're happy to have Tatsuya Nakatani over to Tom's Place for an
evening of mix-and-match tag-team improv with a sampling of the Bay
Area's best improvising musicians, including percussionist Gino
Robair, master trumpet abuser Tom Djll and double-reed mavens Kyle
Bruckmann and Dana Jessen. We arranged this one at the very last
minute, so one other player is not yet confirmed.
Because of the short notice, this will be a free event. The management
will not, contrary to our custom, beg for money, but will put up $10 from
our commissioning fund for every audience member that shows up. If you
want to see our bank book hurt, this is the show to attend.
Nakatani-san's web site
http://hhproducti... gives a good
description of his music:
Nakatani's approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively
primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any
categorization. He creates sound via both traditional and extended
percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing
bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen
tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in an intense and
organic music that represents a very personal sonic world. His
approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation,
experimental music, jazz, rock, and noise, and yet retains the sense
of space and quiet beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.
His percussion instruments can imitate the sounds of a trumpet, a
stringed instrument or an electronic device to the extent that it
becomes difficult to recognize the source of the sound. He has devoted
himself to a musical aesthetic where rhythm gives way to pulse, often
in a way that is not always audible or visible, in currents that
incorporate silence and texture.
Check out his stunning sound clips here:
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.
Tom Duff. Everything's isomorphic in the limit.