Solo/Solo/Duo with Tatsuya Nakatani and Carlos Santistevan


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


San Miguel Chapel
401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa fe, NM

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What: Tatsuya Nakatani and Carlos Santistevan perform Solo/Solo/Duo

Where: San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

When: October 2, 2019. Doors at 7pm, music at 7:30. $15-20 suggested 

Why: to battle the homogenizing effects of mass media and create connections between people and art

How: Living in the moment and experiencing something new.

Tatsuya Nakatani and Carlos Santistevan will perform Solo/Solo/Duo. Each artist will perform a solo set in the oldest church in North America and will then perform a collaborative set.

TATSUYA NAKATANI ナカタニ • タツヤ b.1970, Japan Tatsuya Nakatani is an avant-garde sound artist, composer, and master percussionist. 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 small 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. A master of extended percussion techniques, it can be difficult to understand the genesis of his sounds. 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.

High resolution images are available here:

Solo video:

Carlos Santistevan is a musician, sounds engineer, and organizer. Since 2001 he has helped establish an oasis of creative music in the high desert southwest as the director of the High Mayhem Emerging Arts collective based out of Santa Fe, NM. Using an upright bass and electronics he creates soundscapes and spontaneous compositions from the extremes of acoustic and electric music. Early influences of punk rock and free jazz have led him to develop a unique approach to music and improvisation. He has performed at High Zero Festival, Ende Tymes Festival, The Outpost Performance Space, Hemlock Tavern, SITE Santa Fe, the Empty Bottle, Outsound Creative Music Festival, The Olympia Experimental Music Festival, High Mayhem Festival and more performing with such artists as: J.A. Dino Deane, Laura Ortman, Thollem McDonas, Tania Caroline Chen, Marshall Trammell, Chris Jonas, Tatsuya Nakatani and more. Carlos is a seasoned improviser and a member of diverse ensembles such as In Defense of Memory, iNK oN pAPER, The Uninvited Guest(s), The Late Severa Wires, Out of Context, Black Iron Trio, Taiji Pole and more.

This is a tour kick off show for both Tatsuya and Carlos. Tatsuya will be doing a two month long US tour, while Carlos headsto the eastcoast to perform a series of shows with In Defense of Memory, a trio with Laura Ortman and Marshall Trammel, that will culminate at The Stone in NYC.

Carlos’ Audio here:

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