Thursday, October 29 – 8pm
Chapel Performance Space / Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra is a non-traditional music orchestra, directed by Tatsuya Nakatani, an acoustic sound artist and percussionist.Originally from Japan, he has been residing in the USA for 18 years. He is now based in Easton, PA and New York city. His original idea of NGO was create a rich harmony of multiple gongs, by sharing simple techniques to players and audiences. For each show, he gives specialized training to locally selected gong players. Each player is able to quickly learn about the gong instruments, playing techniques and sign conducting from the conductor Tatsuya Nakatani. This is an ongoing, successful growing project and the only bowing based Gong orchestra exist in the world. The Gong sound is simply magic to anyone. NGO has performed over 60 shows all over the USA since April 2011. Each performance has inspired spirit of all attendees. Many audience members say “I have never experienced this before”, in addition they describe having pure cleansing feeling after the event.
The second incarnation of NGO in Seattle will take place in the physically beautiful and acoustically sublime Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center, with 11 Seattle artists joining Tatsuya in this extraordinary 12 piece orchestra.
Beth Fleenor, vocalist, clarinetist, percussionist
Greg Campbell, percussionist
Joy Von Spain, vocalist & percussionist (Eye of Nix, Mongrel Gods)
Masaaki Masao, sound artist (Eye of Nix, Mongrel Gods)
Nym Penga, bassist, vocalist (Mongrel Gods)
vox vespertinus, vocalist
Eveline Muller, percussionist
Amber West, percussionist
Isaac Anderson, percussionist
Benj Cameron, sound artist and percussionist
Vanessa Skantze, dancer and percussionist