Longitudes: Nakatani Gong Orchestra CO-OPt Research + Projects and CASP 5&J Gallery | CASP
Longitudes: Nakatani Gong Orchestra
CO-OPt Research + Projects and CASP
5&J Gallery | CASP
1106 5th Street
5th Street and Avenue J
Thursday, November 21st
7:30pm doors | 8:00pm performance
Longitudes, an experimental music series curated by Andrew Weathers, is pleased to present a special performance of the Nakatani Gong Orchestra on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Due to the size of the Orchestra and expected attendance, the performance will take place at the 5&J Gallery in downtown Lubbock, rather than at Longitudes’ home at CO-OPt Research + Projects. The 5&J space has been generously donated by CASP for the evening’s performance. Tickets for the event are $10 at the door on the night of the performance (but no one is turned away for lack of funds). This performance is co-sponsored by CO-OPt Research + Projects and CASP.
The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is a contemporary sound art project led by master percussionist and avant-garde sound artist and composer Tatsuya Nakatani. Beginning in 2011 with just four gongs, the NGO has grown to be comprised of up to seventeen gongs, loosely representing the vibrations of heavenly bodies–sun, moon, and the planets in the solar system–and activated with hand-carved Kobo Bows, mallets and other implements. For each performance of the NGO, local musicians and artists, assembled by a local presenter, are instructed in rehearsal by Nakatani in the technique of the adapted bowed gong, and then conducted in an original composition by Nakatani. The resulting sound is expansive and otherworldly, with the tones of the gongs resonating in extended waves of scintillating energy.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5 & J Studios
1106 5th Street