The group of Tetuzi Akiyama, Bryan Eubanks, Jason Kahn and Toshimaru Nakamura meets together for the first time on this 16-date U.S. tour, spanning both coasts and reaching the northern reaches of the Midwest down to the Deep South. Together, these musicians will fuse free improvisation, noise, experimental electronics and the uncategorizable in a fresh and vibrant approach to group playing and spontaneous music creation.
The quartet will perform 2 sets with a short intermission in between.
Doors open at 8:30pm – show starts at 9pm
Tetuzi Akiyama // guitar
Bryan Eubanks // saxophone, electronics
Jason Kahn // drums, percussion
Toshimaru Nakamura // no-input mixing board
“A journey through organic, hazardous waste…industrial-like sound apocalypse”
–Julien Heraud, Improv Sphere
Tetuzi Akiyama is one of Japan’s most active experimental guitarists. He manages to successfully bridge many directions in his music, ranging from Texas boogie and free noise to highly restrained acoustic work.
Toshimaru Nakamura has made a name for himself since the late 1990’s in improvised and experimental electronic music with his use of the no-input mixing board, an instrument yielding a wide range of sonic possibilities within the framework of a chaotic feedback system he has developed over many solo and collaborative concerts.
Bryan Eubanks is active as a composer of electronic music and as an improviser. He plays the soprano saxophone both as acoustic instrument and as part of a unique feedback system built and designed by himself, using open circuit boards and custom analog circuitry.
On drum set, Jason Kahn‘s playing swings across a wide spectrum of approaches, ranging from ecstatic propulsion and rhythmic drive to abstract sound textures using a variety of found meta objects and cymbals.
This concert is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.