• Nakatani Gong Orchestra | Tatsuya Nakatani

  • Fri, 10/11/2019 at 7:30 pm
  • OutrSpaces
    1258 S. 13th Street
    68108 Omaha
Nakatani Gong Orchestra | Tatsuya Nakatani - OutrSpaces - Omaha

The Nakatani Gong Orchestra will be an unforgettable experience for all who can make it out to OutrSpaces! The evening will start with a solo performance by Tatsuya then move into to the vibrations of the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. Doors at 7:30pm | Show at 8pm$15 Suggested Donation supports the artists!The NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA - NGO - is a nomadic, large ensemble contemporary sound art project. Local musicians are trained in Nakatani’s technique for playing his adapted bowed Gong, and he conducts them in a performance of his original composition. In the last decade, the NGO has performed hundreds of concerts involving thousands of participants around the world in the creation of these transformative sound works.Tatsuya Nakatani is an avant-garde sound artist, composer, and master percussionist. Active internationally since the 1990’s; Nakatani has released over 80 recordings and tours extensively, performing over 150 concerts a year. His primary focus is his solo work and his large ensemble project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. With his activity in the new music, improvisation and experimental music scenes, Nakatani has a long history of collaboration. He teaches master classes and lectures at universities and music conservatories around the world. Originally from Japan, he makes his home in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.Nakatani creates his distinctive music centered around his adapted bowed gong, supported by an array of drums, cymbals, and singing bowls. In consort with his hand carved Kobo Bows, it is an instrument he has spent decades developing. A master of extended percussion techniques, it can be difficult to understand the genesis of his sounds. Nakatani approaches his orchestral project (NGO) as an arrangement of formations of vibrations, incorporated in shimmering layers of silence and texture. Within this contemporary work, one can still recognize the dramatic pacing, formal elegance and space (ma) felt in traditional Japanese music.If you would like to participate in the Nakatani Gong Orchestra, there may be a spot left. Reach out to OutrSpaces to find out.