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sara (.es) / Tatsuya Nakatani: Creature In A Forest (Nomart Editions)

A duo improvisation by American-based, Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and pianist sara(.es), recorded by Yasushi Utsunomiya in Osaka, Japan as part of a series of duo recordings, bringing out the subtleties of their interaction as each improviser approaches their instrument in unique ways, creating a virtual universe of sounds that intersect and contrast in captivating ways.
 

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Sara (.es)-piano

Tatsuya Nakatani-percussion


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UPC: 4560443380351

Label: Nomart Editions
Catalog ID: NOMART - 125
Squidco Product Code: 33905

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Japan
Packaging: Plastic Snap Case
Recorded at Gallery Nomart, in Osaka, Japan, on January 7th, 2023, by Yasushi Utsunomia.

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"The fourth installment of the divine sound "Utsunomia MIX" series by the acoustic genius Yasushi Utsunomiya! This is the essence of improvisation. A duo improvisation by Tatsuya Nakatani and sara(.es), an American-based percussionist. The sounds you might imagine from "percussion and piano" don't exist here.

On May 10, 2023, a shocking bullet was released into the world: ``This is truly an incident (writer Shigetsugu Hosoda).'' The first collaboration between .es and Yasushi Utsunomiya (After Dinner, Shonen-knife, &c), who is known as an ``acoustic genius'' and ``recording magician,'' has released the ``Utunomia MIX'' series trilogy simultaneously. Duo "Pumice" with sara(.es) and four musicians - Shunji Mikawa, duo "Bird" with K2 (Kimuhide Kusabuka), duo with Seiichi Yamamoto and Wamei. "Multiplication" contains.

The trilogy has seen an unprecedented expansion in the so-called avant-garde music world, and while the shockwaves are still continuing, the sound source selected for the fourth installment of the series is a collaboration between sara(.es) and American percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani. This work is a complete live sound recording. The sounds produced by these two transcend the context of "instruments" and the realm of expression. It's as if sounds created in the far reaches of the universe have turned into an abyssal energy body and are pouring down into this world. What should we call this sound image?"-Nomart Edition (via Google translate)



"Yasushi Utsunomia: Active as a musician and music producer from the 1970s. In each of his projects, such as After Dinner,Shonen-knife, JON & UTSUNOMIA , Tokusa-No-Kandakara(Art Bears “The Art Box”), he has advanced original music theories and developed and introduced acoustic systems that are connected directly to musical expressions.

The fusion of unique artistry and high quality technology that he has accomplished has gained high valuations in and out of Japan. He is well known as a hermetic quester of sound. His goal is to create the ultimate form of music."


Artist Biographies

Sara Dotes (aka sara (.es) is a pianist from Osaka, Japan. She is best known for the duo .es with Takayuki Hashimoto:

"Formed in 2009, residing in Gallery Nomart, one for contemporary art, in Osaka, .es is composed of Takayuki Hashimoto (alto sax, guitar, harmonica) + sara (piano, others), a contemporary music unit, produced by Satoshi Hayashi, director of the gallery.

From the beginning, they have collaborated with artists of different fields of expression, like contemporary art, and played in and outside Japan. Stepping across the border between diverse genres, its exquisite way of performing has been highly appreciated. In 2013, they released an album void through P.F.S. Records.

They were invited to perform to 'Sasebo Art Project', Nagasaki, in 2011, Shizuoka City Museum of Art in 2013, Oita Prefectural Art Museum in 2016, and 'Tatsuno Art Project', Hyogo, both in 2017 and 2018.

The two musicians perform in a borderless realm that is forged through their collaborations with musicians from all over the world who work in diverse genres, from improvisation, noise, electronic music, through to jazz, rock, and classical and contemporary music, creating the senses intertwined between 'sound' and 'music'.

In May 2021, sara decided to continue activities as ".es" after Takayuki Hashimoto passed away."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/3114987-es)
11/27/2023

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"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 (http://www.hhproduction.org/tatsuya_bio.html)
11/27/2023

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1. Creature In A Forest 33:55

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