7:30 pm Evidence Trio
Kirsti Abrams - saxophone, Andrew Joron - Theramin, Thomas Harrison - bass
8:30 Nakatani/Romus (live recording)
Tatsuya Nakatani - Percussion/drums, Rent Romus - Saxophones/flutes
Members of the Evidence Trio are or have been part of a number of configurations of the Bay Area creative music scene, including the M-KAT Ensemble, the Cosmists, Ouroboros, Cloud Shepherd, the Diaspora Focii Trio, Feral Luggage, and Cartoon Justice. The music of the Evidence Trio is a sonic investigation of the evidence of existence through texture and vibration, from the microcosm to the macrocosm and back again.
World renowned percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and Emmy award winning saxophonist Rent Romus join sonic forces to create a unique blend of free improvisation fused with abstract structures and melodic contortions.
Tatsuya Nakatani is an avant-garde percussionist, composer, and artist of sound. Active internationally since the 1990s, Nakatani has released over 80 recordings and tours extensively, performing over 150 concerts a year. His primary focus is his solo work and his large ensemble project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. He teaches master classes and lectures at universities and music conservatories around the world. Originally from Japan, he makes his home in the desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. With his activity in new music, improvisation, and experimental music, Nakatani has a long history of collaboration.
Rent Romus is a saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, music producer, and community activist. Since 1988, his work on the saxophone has been dubbed “ferocious” by the San Francisco Weekly and “central to the creative music world of the West Coast” by writer Frank Rubolino. He leads the Lords of Outland a free improvisation unit, the Life’s Blood Ensemble a composition based contemporary group, and the Otherworld Ensemble a Finnish/American collective exploring new perspectives in heritage and traditional folk. He has recorded over 50 albums exploring a wide variety of musical settings which have included beat poet founder ruth weiss, and creative music pioneers Chico Freeman, John Tchicai, and Vinny Golia, Teppo Hauta-aho, Heikki Koskinen, Thollem McDonas, Stefan Pasborg, Marcos Fernandez, and Ernesto Diaz-Infante to name a few.