Tatsuya Nakatani, a cool improvisational percussionist, will be doing shows in town the next few days:
@ Box Awesome (formerly "the Chatterbox")
815 O st. , Lincoln, NE
7-9pm, $5, all ages
with Luke Polipnick (Guitar) & Chris Bates (Upright Bass)
Friday April 11 Lincoln, NE
--- Morning time ---
@ University of Nebraska, Lincoln
trio performance with Luke Polipnick and Chris Bates in UNL History of Jazz class
--- Evening concert ---
@ Jones Coffee
727 S. 11th st., Lincoln, NE
8-10pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation
Luke Polipnick (Guitar)
Chris Bates (Upright Bass)
Saturday April 12 Omaha NE
@ The Benson Grind: 6107 Maple, Omaha, NE
Suggested $5 donation, all ages
with Bryan Day (Electronics)& Luke Polipnick (Guitar)
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD.
He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.
In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.