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Tatsuya Nakatani and Ancestral Duo
April 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10 - $15
Tatsuya Nakatani is an acoustic sound artist and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan, who has released over eighty recordings in North America and Europe. Infamous for his constant touring, Nakatani criss-crosses the country every year inspiring audiences with his pioneering sound as 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 to create intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music that references improvised-experimental music, free jazz, and noise, while still retaining the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. Ancestral Duo is the collaboration of DC-Baltimore area multi-instrumentalists Jamal Moore and Luke Stewart. The two channel the spirit of Ancestry through structured improvisation in unique electro-acoustic meditations that aim to reach deep within one’s soul and offer a connection to the past, using the power of the present, looking toward the future. Tatsuya Nakatani and Ancestral Duo will collaborate in a special meeting of powerful improvisers with strong cultural identities.