Tatsuya Nakatani

Powell Street Festival Society presents master of resonance and sound, Tatsuya Nakatani

November 10, 6:30pm – Solo show at Massey Arts Society
November 13, 2:20pm – with Mark Haney at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

Limited tickets by donation (suggested $10-$30). Attendees must wear masks and be able to show proof of vaccination.

Powell Street Festival Society is excited to present master of resonance and sound Tatsuya Nakatani in two intimate concerts. Nakatani will be performing a solo show on Wednesday, November 10 at the Massy Arts Society, and will be joined by special guest, bassist Mark Haney at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre on November 13. These concerts are presented in partnership with Massy Arts Society (Nov. 10) and DKAM. With support from Canadian Heritage.

Tatsuya Nakatani is an avant-garde percussionist, composer, and artist of sound. Active internationally since the 1990’s; Nakatani has released over 80 recordings and tours extensively, performing over 150 concerts a year. His primary focus is his solo work and his large ensemble project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. With his activity in the new music, improvisation and experimental music scenes, Nakatani has a long history of collaboration. He teaches master classes and lectures at universities and music conservatories around the world. Originally from Japan, he makes his home in the desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Nakatani creates his distinctive music centered around his adapted bowed gong, supported by an array of drums, cymbals, and singing bowls. In consort with his hand carved Kobo Bows, it is an instrument he has spent decades developing. Nakatani approaches his orchestral project (NGO) as an arrangement of formations of vibrations, incorporated in shimmering layers of silence and texture. Within this contemporary work, one can still recognize the dramatic pacing, formal elegance and space (ma) felt in traditional Japanese music. See more on his website

Named a "Canadian Arts Hero of 2020" by the Globe and Mail, composer and double bassist Mark Haney is Artistic Director of Little Chamber Music and Composer-in-Residence at Mountain View Cemetery. Haney is best known for "Aim for the Roses" (2010); an avant-garde double bass suite that tells the true story of Canadian daredevil Ken Carter through narration, layers of double bass and a musical representation of 499 digits of pi. Mark's second album, "Omnis Temporalis" (based on the work of the cartoonist Seth) is due to be released by Drawn and Quarterly publishing in 2022.

Reserve Tickets

November 10 at Massy Arts Society

23 E. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

Show will start promptly at 7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Attendees must wear masks and be able to show proof of vaccination.

Accessibility: Our gallery is ground level and is wheelchair accessible. There is one single-stall wheelchair accessible bathroom. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide audio tours or visual descriptors at this time. We kindly ask that you do not wear scented products in our space. Thank you for your cooperation.

November 13 with Mark Haney at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC

Show will start promptly at 2:30 PM, first set (25min) with Vancouver Double Bassist Mark Haney, second set (25min) Nakatani solo. There will be a brief intermission between sets.

Attendees must wear masks and be able to show proof of vaccination.