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Nakatani, Tatsuya: Rock Garden (Nakatani-Kobo)

Twelve percussion solos from incomparable Japanese percussionist living in Consequence, New Mexico, Tatsuya Nakatani, a dramatic presentation starting with bowed and resonant cymbals and developing into active sections of intense drumming using bowls and found objects to create complex and unique percussive environments filled with detail, mystery and excitement.
 

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Label: Nakatani-Kobo
Catalog ID: None
Squidco Product Code: 28212

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded In Truth And Consequences, New Mexico, in June and July, 2019, by the artist.

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Twelve percussion solos from incomparable Japanese percussionist living in Consequence, New Mexico, Tatsuya Nakatani, a dramatic presentation starting with bowed and resonant cymbals and developing into active sections of intense drumming using bowls and found objects to create complex and unique percussive environments filled with detail, mystery and excitement. Anyone who has experienced a Nakatani solo performance understands the mastery of form he brings to his set, evoking a univers of sounds from a set of instruments that includes small bass drum, trap, gongs, cymbals, bows, sticks, and an arsenal of small objects. Those create both clattering or resonant sounds, and his rapidity in deploying and surprising his listeners is startlingly impressive.

This studio album brings the best of his styles and approaches together in a well-recorded album. Each track brings something unique, revealing both patience and exuberance in masterful technique and exceptional creativity.

Also available on cassette.

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 (http://www.hhproduction.org/tatsuya_bio.html)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



1. I 4:14

2. II 3:54

3. III 2:30

4. IV 4:03

5. V 2:10

6. VI 5:30

7. VII 4:04

8. VIII 4:27

9. IX 4:36

10. X 3:35

11. XI 1:24

12. XII 3:31

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