Thursday, April 25, 2013

Michel Doneda and Tatsuya Nakatani @ Garfield Artworks this Saturday 4/27

For anyone interested in improvised music in Pittsburgh, do not miss this excellent (non-Crucible) show happening this Saturday at Garfield Artworks. I was lucky enough to catch Doneda/Nakatani/Wright at 3030 in Chicago several years back. It was a truly revelatory experience, opening my eyes to a host of new ideas about collective improvisation and spatial sound.

Sat Apr 27 8 pm all ages $7
Garfield Artworks, 4931 Penn Avenue
the free-improvisational duo of
MICHEL DONEDA (saxophone, France)
TATSUYA NAKATANI (percussion, Philadelphia)
with COMOROS (Philadelphia, on Fedora Corpse Recordings)
Drone duo from Philadelphia. They play large, delay-driven riffs all of which travel through the same effects route. Like always getting lost in the same place, Comoros is created in the chaos of predictability.
and special local guest BLINDED (aka Hogra)
Introducing the Michel Doneda + Tatsuya Nakatani tour 2013, April 26 to May 31. This tour we will play in 32 cities in 5 countries.  
As a duo, we create improvised music, derived from the simple ancient roots of sound.
Tatsuya Nakatani is a native of Osaka-Japan, who now resides in Easton PA; a remote village outside New York City. Michel Doneda is from Toulouse France. Doneda, is known as, one of the most prominate and active impovisitational musicians in Europe.

The duo first met and played together in 2002 in Toulouse France. Tatsuya was touring in Europe, with a NYC based rock band at the time, when percussionist Le Quan Ninh invited the current duo, to collaborate during a concert in Toulouse.

Since that first exciting meeting in 2002, two years later in 2004, Nakatani and Doneda performed and recorded, with alto saxophonist Jack Wright, in New York City. They formed the trio unit "From Between Trio" and released a CD from SOS record label in NYC. After recording the three went on to tour the US, France and Japan together. Michel Doneda and Tatsuya Nakatani have played as a duo worldwide, which include the USA, Japan, France, Ukraine, Poland, Scotland and Belgium.

Performing Highlights include : Meteo Mulhouse Music festival in France. Musee d'art moderne contemporaine in Strusburg, France. University of Metz, University of Lille. Jazz Bez festival in Ukraine and Poland. Krannet Art Museum in Champaign, IL. Hallwalls Contemorary art center in Buffalo NY. festival des musiques insolentes in Lorgues, France. Glasgow improvised music festival in Scotland.

Collaborators with this duo include: Jack Wright(sax), Barre Phillips(Bass), Frederic Blondie(piano), Oguri(Dance), Kaoru Watanabe(Flute), Serge Pey(poet), Yurity Yeremchuk(Sax), leonel kaplan(Trumpet) and Ty Thanh Tien(dance, Act). Released CD "White Stone Black Lamp" from Nakatani's own record label Kobo in 2011.

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