Experimental Percussionist visits the Bemis Center

Mar 29, 2012

Experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani performs at the Bemis Center Saturday, April 7th.

Joel Damon, Underground Curator, says Nakatani plays a traditional gong with a bow.  He says it creates an atmospheric sound that can be felt and experienced on multiple levels. 

Damon says Nakatani also plays singing bowls, and uses cymbals in new ways.  He says the Bemis is always interested in performers and artists who may not fit comfortably within traditional concert venues.

"The second half of the performance he will take on the role of a conductor and conduct the Nakatani Gong Orchestra.  We will have five or six members of the creative community here in Omaha and from Lincoln that will be playing bowed gongs at his direction.”

Tatsuya Nakatani performs at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th.  His performance takes place alongside Quynh Vantu’s installation, Squeeze.  

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