Solo Percussion by Tatsuya Nakatani & Kirby Shelstad in Nashville

From Theatre Intangible:

Experimental percussionist TATSUYA NAKATANI is performing at the Downtown Presbyterian Church this Friday at 8pm. This show is part of a series of DPC concerts organized by Brady Sharp, David Maddox, and Chris Davis.

He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

Also performing is Nashville’s KIRBY SHELSTAD — percussionist, electronic music pioneer, and studio player who has worked with Leon Russell, Bela Fleck, Charley Rich, and more.