an evening of experimental music
DAVID STACKENÄS & TATSUYA NAKATANI
with FORBES GRAHAM
63 Melcher Street
Fort Point, Boston
$5-10 (suggested donation)/ 8:00 pm
About the artists:
Born in 1974, guitarist DAVID STACKENÄS started playing guitar at the age of 10. After completing his music studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 1998 he began working freelance in the thriving free improvised music and jazz scene in Sweden. With his acoustic sound and his percussive energy Stackenäs is one of Sweden’s most creative and original guitar players. He performs and records in the ensembles ANIMES (with percussionist Raymond Strid and bassist Johan Berthling), TRI-DIM (with reedist Håkon Kornstad and percussionist Ingar Zach), and in duos with reedists Martin Küchen and Mats Gustafsson. In 1999 and 2001 he toured with Mats Gustafsson’s NU-ensemble (with Günther Christmann, Carlos Zingaro, among others) and in October 2000 he did a week of concerts in Ystad, Sweden with the members of Sonic Youth, Loren Mazzacane Connors and Jim O’Rourke.
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.
FORBES GRAHAM is a composer, trumpet player, and electronic musician currently based in the Boston area. He has appeared on over 30 recordings, including studio appearances on such labels as Metal Blade, Tzadik, and Troubleman. Forbes has performed and recorded with a very diverse group of artists, including Erase Errata, Rakalam Bob Moses, Steve Lantner, Daughters, Raqib Hassan, Jim Hobbs, The One Am Radio, and Luther Gray. His composition “Variations on the Fibonacci Sequence” was commissioned by the Greenwall Foundation and world premiered at the 2007 Festival of New Trumpet. Forbes has also written music for the new music/rock ensemble Normal Love. He has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero and The Wire’s Adventures in Modern Music. His work incorporates many genres including drum n’ bass, jazz, contemporary classical, noise, and hip-hop.
This concert is supported in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation.