3 sets of music
1) Tatsuya Nakatani solo
2) iNK oN pAPER
3) Tatsuya with A. Barnhouse!
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.
High Mayhem is pleased to present the debut release of iNK oN pAPER. Limited to 100 Handmade CD’s designed by Burning Books, this release is also available via digital download dropcards.–Release Party and Tour Kick!
iNK oN pAPER is a drum, bass, and electronics duo from Milton Villarrubia III (drums and laptop) and Carlos Santistevan (bass and electonics). After making music together as a rhythm section in numerous creative projects for over 10 years, Carlos and Milt decided they would further hone their craft in a duo setting exploring the vast possibilities of their respective instruments. Both members play hybridized versions of their instruments with Milton using Midi triggers on his drums to trigger samples and processing using Ableton Live and Carlos incorporating analog live looping and signal processing on his upright electric bass.
The result is a duo that is drags rhythm through the mud in unimaginably glorious ways.
Collectively the 2 have shared the stages with many greats including: Myra Melford, Dub Trio, Claudia Quintet, Lightning Bolt, HEALTH, Rob Brown, Roscoe Mitchell, Tatsuya Nakatani, J.A. dino Deane, Kidd Jordan, Chris Jonas, Ed Peterson, Mark Dresser, Zimbabwe Knenya, et al.
A. Barnhouse – first performance in 2 years!