Master Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani In Concert

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Date(s) - 18 Aug 2016 until 18 Aug 2016
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art


After the amazing sonic debauchery that was the Meat On The Bone Feastival in June, the Skin And Bones Music Series resumes service; importing fresh, succulent, falling-into-your-ears sounds! Come and get your fill of the incredible percussionist/sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani, here for the first time in Kelowna!

Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani approaches music in an intuitive and visceral fashion, expressing an indomitable spirit while defying any categorization. He creates sound with both traditional and extended percussion techniques. Utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, bells and other metal objects, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade string bows, Tatsuya manifests intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world. Tatsuya’s approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation, experimental music, jazz, rock, and noise, but retains the sense of space and quiet beauty often found in traditional Japanese folk music.

Appearing with Tatsuya Nakatani will be avant-garde saxophonist/bassoonist Darren Williams. Based in Kelowna, Williams is the high priest of extended techniques on the saxophone, often using circular breathing and multiphonics (playing two or more notes simultaneously) to devastating effect. After a solo set from Tatsuya, the percussionist will be joined by Williams in an inspired duo set of sound melding!

Doors open at 7:30 pm and the concert will begin at 8:00 pm.

Admission is $10 for the public and $8 for Alternator members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Alternator. Non-members also have the option to purchase tickets at Milkcrate Records on Ellis Street.

The Alternator is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the development of the creative community. Since 1989 the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian artists and focused on innovative and non-traditional mediums engaged in social and cultural issues.

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