Monday, November 21st, 2016
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.
Guitarist Makoto Kawabata is the cross-section grid where psychedelic music, members of The Boredoms, Ruins and one-hundred sutra-reciting Buddhist priests have performance history. Kawabata’s music strikes us a plea and persistent longing for extension of the never permanent corporeal qualities of music.
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
Our visits from Tatsuya Nakatani are events in storytelling and ritual for stone-silent audiences. He is creative, improvised music’s Duke Ellington meets Black Flag roadhog. Those neo-ubiquitous crews appeared in your town and everyone else’s, too. Ellington had the custom railroad sleeping car for his orchestra. Black Flag had
Get In The Van
. Tatsuya has his meridian-hopping Dodge Sprinter complete with a sleeper rack and a kitchen capable of inspiring a Food Network series. The percussionist brings Premier League improvising music to places on and off the new music grid. Like Ellington and Black Flag, the touring goes on for contiguous months
by doing it all. One night in the week, it’s the Kennedy Center. Days later, it’s the Bug Tussle Center for Rheumatis Research or some such cultural psychic center.
Take part in our town’s expanding instant arts community created at each event by appearing willing – described by composer Anthony Braxton as the “friendly experiencer.” A donation bar and gallery walk replaces the Timucua Arts BYOB and live artist this time. We’ll see you there.
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