NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
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NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra statement
NGO 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 50 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.
(This project is not a gong show or gong bath or for spiritual ceremonial purposes)
2002 Nakatani slowly started to imagine this project in his head.
2011 NGO started on the road coast to coast in the USA, (50 shows by 7/2013)
2012 LP released by Taiga Records in Minneapolis. http://www.taigarecords.com
2012 The John F Kennedy Center for performing arts Washington DC
2012/2013 Bemis center for contemporary art, Omaha NE
2013 Tigertail Productions present at Miami Dade County Auditorium.
2013 Upgrading more Gongs and equipments
The Video clip from John F Kennedy Center show on 2/10/2012
(TALK+SOLO+NGO, please skip earlier part)
Photo by Regina Wilkins, New Orleans LA, 2013
Photo by Leia von Hohenfeld
at the Fairchild Chapel in Oberlin College, OH 10/1/2011
John F Kennedy center, Washington DC
The off center, Austin TX
Photo by Dan Dickerson Miami FL 2013
Photo by Golden G. Richard III from New Orleans LA show on May 9, 2011
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