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Nakatani, Tatsuya and Kaoru Watanabe: Michiyuki (Nakatani-Kobo)

Thoughtful improvisation from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani in a duo with Kaoru Watanbe on shinobue, noh kan & ryuteki, stunningly beautiful passages to active and unusual musical forms.

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UPC: 794465921221

Label: Nakatani-Kobo
Catalog ID: Kobo 2
Squidco Product Code: 14399

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on October 10th, 2010 by Tatsuya Nakatani.


Tatsuya Nakatani-percussion

Kaoru Watanabe-shinobue, Noh Kan, Ryuteki

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track listing:

1. Taikyo 3:44

2. Escapism 5:32

3. Yume 5:19

4. Amaterasu 5:37

5. Kikyuu 3:31

6. Icarus 4:33

7. Michiyuki 19:25

8. Omatsuri 6:14

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Improvised Music
Percussion & Drums
Cultural Musics from Around the World
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings

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Thoughtful improvisation from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani in a duo with Kaoru Watanbe on shinobue, noh kan & ryuteki, stunningly beautiful passages to active and unusual musical forms. The blending of traditional and radical new styles makes this a fascinating disc, with great communication and excellent pacing between the two players. Recommended for aural world travelers.

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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."

-Tatsuya Nakatani Website (

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