Date(s) - 05/14/2019
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Uptown Nightclub
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SLIDING SCALE $5-15
Active Music Series Presents:
- Tatsuya Nakatani – Japanese avant-garde sound artist
- Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient – jittery polyrhythmic sensory overload
- Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion – no wave / post-industrial solo artist
Tatsuya Nakatani is an avant-garde sound artist, composer, and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. Based in the USA since 1994, he lives in Truth or Consequences, NM. Since the late 1990’s, Nakatani has released over 80 recordings in the USA and Europe and has toured extensively; performing solo, in collaboration with other artists, and with his large ensemble project – the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. He presents masterclasses, workshops, and lectures across the USA and around the world.
After 13 busy years maintaining poly-stylistic sideman duties and long-distance collaborations with former Chicago comrades, Kyle Bruckmann finally busts out as bandleader of a Bay Area ensemble. Gleefully colliding elements of skronk, fried analog noise and dark prog within a Creative Music framework, Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient adds a significant chunk of heavy to his signature gimmicks of jittery polyrhythmic clatter, formal complexity, black humor, and all-around sensory overload. The core quartet features fellow Chicago ex-pat Aram Shelton along with the in-demand rhythm section (currently driving groups including Jack O’ the Clock and the Fred Frith Trio) of Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn.
Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion is currently a solo project of Sarah Lockhart. No Wave-inspired, post-industrial, art-damaged, and generally damaged. Huddling under the noise umbrella, some of STFE’s material is songs with words. Instrumentation includes metal percussion, electronics, and vocals. Content includes: real estate development, social media trends, normcore, and the inner lives of domestic animals.