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Anxious Sound presents: NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA

Photo by Regina Wilkins, New Orleans LA, 2013

Photo by Regina Wilkins, New Orleans LA, 2013

Anxious Sound presents:


in Concert at Art Klub

NGO, NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA, is a contemporary live Sound Art project that tours throughout North and Central America.

This performance features: Tatsuya Nakatani, Helen Gillet, Donald Miller, Stoo Odom, Susan Millar Boldissar, Paula Anicente, Marcus Bronson & more.

$13.50 + tax Advance Online
$20 At Door

NOTE: Seating for this event is LIMITED and it is expected to SELL OUT, so buying advance tickets is highly recommended.

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NGO is a continuous, growing community engagement project; and the only bowing Gong orchestra in existence in the world today. The rich harmonies produced from multiple layers of bowed gongs are transformative, engaging and inspiring for both players and audiences.
The gong bows and surrounding instrumentation equipment are handmade by Nakatani Kobo.

For each performance, participating gong players are selected by a local presenter.
Nakatani gives a specialized training workshop to gong players in preparation for the performance. Players will also experience Nakatani’s own unique point of view regarding Gong techniques, and will experience undiscovered dimensions while immersed in the vibrations and sounds during a training workshop. Nakatani is the composer and conductor for the evening of the performance.

8:00pm: Doors Open
8:30pm: First Performance - SOLO percussion by Tatsuya (35-min)
9:05pm: Performance Intermission & Set Change
9:15pm: Second Performance - N.G.O. Performance (45-min)

Nakatani began germinating ideas for N.G.O. in early 2002, and finally took the project on the road in April 2011. Since then he has performed over 100 concerts with N.G.O. internationally.

Audience members have described a NGO performance as entirely unlike anything they have ever experienced before, often relating feelings of cleansing or a sort of purification after the event.
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