4/25/10: Nakatani/Olinsky

The Creative Music Guild is pleased to announce the culminating show of our 2010 Spring Season. Please join us for an evening of extraordinary music by acclaimed musicians Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) and Seth Olinsky (guitar). These master musicians from divergent but complimentary aesthetic backgrounds will traverse thrilling musical landscapes in this rare duo collaboration.

This show is FREE to all Members of the Creative Music Guild including those who become members at the CMG table on the night of the show.

Sunday, April 25th Tatsuya Nakatani and Seth Olinsky

Where: Worksound 820 SE Alder, Portland OR http://www.worksoundpdx.com/

When: April 25th, 2010 8pm

Cost: $6 general, FREE to all CMG Members!


Tatsuya Nakatani, originally from Osaka, Japan, is a contemporary improvising percussionist. Nakatani has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, large 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 experiment and improvisation, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

In his ecstatic performances, Nakatani erects and then dismantles unique sonic realms that are at once focused and expansive, consuming and liberating. Nakatani has performed or recorded with some of the great improvising musicians of the last 20 years including Ken Vandermark, Peter Brotzmann, Joe McPhee, Mary Halvorson, Reuben Radding, and the late Peter Kowald.

In addition to live solo and ensemble performances Nakatani works as a sound designer for film and television and teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.


Seth Olinsky is a guitarist, vocalist, composer and core member of acclaimed experimental rock group Akron/Family. He has conducted Rhys Chatham's guitar piece at Lincoln Center two years running. Olinsky has recorded with master free jazz drummer Hamid Drake, William Parker, and continues to perform and record with many notable musicians.

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