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Nakatani / Fells / Nicholson / MacDonald / Davidson

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Nakatani / Fells / Nicholson / MacDonald / Davidson: AporiasNakatani / Fells / Nicholson / MacDonald (Creative Sources)


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UPC: 5609063400779

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs077
Squidco Product Code: 7923

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded December 2004, Glasgow2007.


Tatsuya Nakatani-drums, percussion

Raymond MacDonald-alto saxophone

Neil Davidson-guitar

Peter Nicholson-cello

Nick Fells-laptop

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track listing:

1. the flying vapours of incipient madness

2. it is affirmed that the evening and night are the seasons of most violence with incipient lunatics

3. a slight incipient fermentation is undoubttedly of use in the dunghill

4. it is evident that greek was just now incipient at cambridge

5. the same instinct is found in an incipient and crude state among animals
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"Not electro-acoustic music this time, but a fine work dealing with radical improvisation and what's more all has been frozen during a real live set at the Glasgow concert hall. This quintet is composed by a cello a saxophone player, guitar, drums and obviously being in the new millennium there's a laptop for the sake of computer age. The performance is well recorded and despite the hall reverb (here quite attenuated), the sound definition is really good and yes, the most important thing is that the ensemble works really well as a collective. You have some chaotic parts, some soft movements and some quietly played notes that build up tension, the principal trait of this five piece is that every musician is afraid to be too intrusive in the work of his ensemble fellow, anyhow that doesn't prevent them to dive in coral parts. Despite the fact I think the most of the music comes out free improvisation, you can bet it has not much to do with free jazz if not for some brass solutions.The music most of the times flirts with contemporary classic music and with some Lynchesque odd soundtracks, in general you have some really quiet situations and disconnected-chaotic-free eruptions that's rather typical in these free live performances (and here's also where the pay the heaviest tribute to free-jazz music). As I've said before in general this material should be listened live, not for the fact it's weak on a cd, but for logically live-performance is its intrinsic nature."-Andrea Ferraris, Chain DLK

Artist Biographies:

"Tatsuya Nakatani. Acoustic Sound Artist, Master Percussionist. b. 1970, Osaka Japan

Tatsuya Nakatani is an acoustic sound artist and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. He has released over eighty recordings in North America and Europe. Residing in the USA since the mid-nineties, he has performed countless solo percussion concerts and has collaborated with hundreds of artists in international music festivals, university concert halls, art museums and independent venues. Infamous for his constant touring, Nakatani criss-crosses the country every year inspiring audiences with his pioneering sound. In addition to his solo performances, he conducts the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO), a mobile community engagement project which organizes local ensembles performing on multiple bowed gongs.Nakatani teaches master classes and workshops at universities, giving students an opportunity to share his unique musical approach and philosophy for creating visceral, non-linear music.

He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. Utilizing drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the bows and mallets he handcrafts in his Kobo; he creates an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music that defies genre. His work references improvised-experimental music, free jazz, and noise, while still retaining the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music."

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"Raymond MacDonald co-leads The Burt/MacDonald Quartet and is a founder member and key player in The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. He also performs with The Scottish Jazz Composers Ensemble and the saxophone quartet Rich in Knuckles. He has recently collaborated Lol Coxhill, Keith Tippett, Harry Beckett, Evan Parker, Gunter Baby Sommer, Fred Frith, Keith Rowe, George Lewis, Maggie Nicols, Satoko Fujii, Ken Hyder, Natsuki Tamura, Steve Beresford, Mike Zerang, and Fred Longberg-holm.

Other work includes composing and performing for film, television, theatre and collaborations with visual artists, including commissioned work for Martin Boyce, Simon Starling and Christine Borland. He collaborated with David Byrne on David McKenzie's film Young Adam.

In December 2005 he made a solo tour of Japan and in July 2006 performed with Josh Abrams and Miguel Carvalhais at The Glasgow International Jazz festival."

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