Saturday, September 19, 2015

Recording: Tatsuya Nakatani

Artist: Tatsuya Nakatani

Song: [excerpt]

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection 2015), September 5, 2015.

Tatsuya Nakatani - [excerpt]

You can read my general notes on the festival here. Osaka-raised, now U.S.-based percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani played as the daylight began to fade, hovering over a kit that ranged from giant gongs to tiny bowls. There were some delicious thunderous drumrolls punctuating things, but the more interesting textures came from Nakatani's bowing techniques — and the potential energy in the pauses between his percussive gestures. No surprise, then, that he has declared that he "make[s] sound by controlling ma at the appropriate moment". A recording, of course, doesn't at all capture the presence of what he does, but you can get hints of all of the above in this excerpt.

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