Nakatani Gong Orchestra with Live Dance at Loft Theatre
Thu, December 7, 2023
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CU Boulder Theatre and Dance is proud to welcome avant-garde Japanese musician TATSUYA NAKATANI and the NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA to the CU Loft Theatre of the University Theatre building on December 7th for a very special Live performance of gong music and Butoh dance-theater.
Nakatani is renowned in the world of avant-garde music for his radical, transformative approaches to playing East Asian GONGS. He effectively utilizes double bass bows and homemade adapted bows in order to play various configurations of cymbals and gongs, creating intensely visceral and hypnotic soundscapes reminiscent of strings, horns, and electronics, incorporated in shimmering layers of silence and texture. Within this contemporary work, one can also recognize the dramatic pacing, formal elegance and space (ma) felt in the traditional Japanese music of Nakatani's homeland....