Friday Apr 1st 2011 @Pyramid Atlantic
Eugene Chadbourne & Tatsuya Nakatani, Nick Millevoi, Colin Fisher
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD. 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. In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also 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.
Nick Millevoi is a composer and guitarist from Philadelphia. He co-leads the avant-garde punk-jazz trio Many Arms (Engine Records), and the new music duo Archer Spade, with Dan Blacksberg. Nick is also a member of progressive chamber-pop collective Make A Rising and Hassidic punk band Electric Simcha. In April 2011, Nick will be releasing his first solo guitar album, The Black Figure of a Bird, which consists of a series of alternately tuned pieces written for the twelve string guitar. As a sideman, Nick has toured with Discord Records recording artist Joe Lally, and performed with Gene Coleman, Glenn Branca, and many others. Nick composes regularly for his groups and has also composed a series of six improvisation-based pieces called SHREDfest for various instrumentations, one of which was released by Tiger Asylum Records. Nick has also composed the soundtrack to filmmaker Aviv Rubinstien's Woman on the Moon, which was featured at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival, and the solo vocal work “Dew With Magnetic Air,” written for and premiered by coloratura soprano Bonnie Lander. In December 2011, Millevoi and Dan Blacksberg were awarded a Subito grant by the American Composer's Forum for Archer Spade. Nick Millevoi is a freelance writer and contributor to AllAboutJazz.com. Of his work with Many Arms, writer Phil Freeman recently wrote in Burning Ambulance: "Guitarist Nick Millevoi takes Greg Ginn‘s misshapen, barbed-wire soloing style as a starting point and injects doses of Derek Bailey, Sonny Sharrock and Mick Barr (Orthrelm, Octis, Krallice) for good measure. He’s a fierce player who knows his way around a riff and can tie himself, and the listener, in knots with his contorted, passionate soloing."
Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Colin Fisher is an active voice in the Improvised and Creative Music Community in North America. Colin has studied privately with some of the best teachers in the creative music community such as Ellery Eskelin, Ben Monder, Tim Berne, Mark Hundevad and Maury Coles. Has been most active with duo project Not the Wind, Not the Flag which includes percussionist Brandon Valdivia. They have a CDR of some of their improvisations as well as a Barnyard Records release Tintinabulum which has received critical praise. Their two latest releases are Burn and Return on Medusa Records and a Live at 6 Nassau Recording on Healing Power Records. They have had 4 successful tours of Ontario and Quebec as well as the United States. Colin has appeared and collaborated with: Anthony Braxton, Jah Youssouf, Rhys Chattam, William Parker, Dominic Duval, Sabir Mateen, Neil Haverty, Joe Mcphee, Maury Coles, David Daniels, Chris Kelsey, Paul Hession, Mark Hundevad, Jean Martin, Metal Kites, Christine Duncan, Nif-D, Eric Chenaux, Evan Shaw, Michael Morse, Jason Hammer, Nick Fraser, Joe Sorbara, Glen Hall, Ronda Rindone, The Constantines, Caribou, and Born Ruffians. Colin also received a Canada Council recording grant in 2007 that was used to create a duo recording with Jean Martin called The Little Man On The Boat which was recently released on Barnyard Records.
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