Tatsuya Nakatani

701 Center for Contemporary Art
May 16 2011

bigSphinx Productions is pleased to announce a solo percussion performance by Tatsuya Nakatani on Monday, May 16, at 701 Center for the Contemporary Arts.

Tatsuya Nakatani is a contemporary percussionist, originally from Osaka, Japan. 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.

The doors will open at 7:00pm, and the music will commence at 8pm. Tickets will be sold at the door for a mere $10 ($8 for 701CCA members). As always, attendance is mandatory. This concert will take place at 701 Center for the Contemporary Arts, which is situated at 701 Whaley Street in Columbia. Check out this excellent preview in Free-Times by Logan K. Young!

Further information can be obtained on the World Wide Web at 701cca.org, bigsphinx.com, hhproduction.org, or by using a telephone to dial (803) 957-5565.


bigSphinx Productions is an informal organization dedicated to the presentation of challenging and unusual music in the Midlands area. Sometimes we make it ourselves; sometimes we get other people to make it. Concerts we have presented in the past include Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Ahleuchatistas, 2 Foot Yard, and The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet.