Timucua Arts Foundation, Gallery at Avalon Island and The Civic Minded 5 present
Makoto Kawabata and Tatsuya Nakatani
Gallery at Avalon Island
39 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando
7:00 pm doors, 8:00 concert
We’ll cop to our inadvertent trend of turning the compact, upstairs theater at Gallery At Avalon Island into a spiritual guitar-alters-organic molecules auditory temple. Let us look over the facts our short concert history at Avalon. Guitarists Ashley Paul, Bill Orcutt (twice) and Ava Mendoza have used microtonality, just intonation and the circuit bending shortcuts the blues use to bridge Africa with European concert music on us. You’ve been able to witness this cheek by jowl with the performers in a three-quarter round stage. The invisible hand guiding small groups with trance ritualist guitarists continues. We’ll own the cosmic furrow we’ve created. This time, Acid Mothers Temple founder Makoto Kawabata accompanies percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani into the other quarter of the room.
Since I was a small child I have been prone to hearing ringing sounds in my ears and other sound phantasms. At the time, I believed that these were messages aimed directly at me from a UFO, and so I would gaze up at the sky. But once I started playing music myself, I came to feel that these noises were a kind of pure sound. And I promised myself that one day I would be able to play those sounds myself.- Makoto Kawabata