Sound Artist Creates Beautiful and Personal Sonic World Through Percussion

For Immediate Release:  August 7th 2016, Kelowna, British ColumbiaMusicians: Tatsuya Nakatani and Darren WilliamsEvent: Experimental Music SeriesDates: August 18th, at 8pm (doors 7:30pm)Tatsuya Nakatani photo1 by Makoto TakeuchiSound Artist Creates Beautiful and Personal Sonic World Through PercussionVirtuoso percussionist and sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani will be appearing in concert for the first time ever in Kelowna on August 18th at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.The concert is the twelfth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series.  Now in its second year of production, Skin And Bones is an Okanagan Arts Award nominated concert series devoted to the presentation of experimental music in the Okanagan, produced through the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.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.Tatsuya Nakatani and Darren Williams perform at the Alternator as part of the Skin and Bones Music Series on August 18th.  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.

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