Saturday, May 26, 2018
NAKAMURA / TAXT
The Spice Factory
121 Hughson St. N.
$10-15 suggested admission, or PWYC at the door or
advance purchase via PayPal.me/ZulaTix
from Tokyo & Oslo
TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA mixing board
MARTIN TAXT tuba
Toshimaru Nakamura is a pioneer on his instrument no-input mixing board. Releasing nearly hundred albums since the mid 90’s, including 9 solo albums. However, in this project with Martin Taxt he appears with a new approach to his instrument. Taxt has connected his microtonal tuba to Nakamura’s mixer through a microphone, and thus interrupts his analog signal. This creates a raw, brutal and surprising character to the music. Since releasing the album “Pan on Fire” on Monotype Records in October 2015, they’ve played shows in Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Japan.
Toshimaru Nakamura’s instrument is the no-input mixing board, which describes a way of using a standard mixing board as an electronic music instrument, producing sound without any external audio input. The use of the mixing board in this manner is not only innovative in the sounds it can create, but, more importantly, in the approach this method of working with the mixer demands. The unpredictability of the instrument requires an attitude of obedience and resignation to the system and the sounds it produces, bringing a high level of indeterminacy and surprise to the music. Nakamura pioneered this approach to the use of the mixing board in the mid-1990’s and has since then appeared on over one hundred audio publications, including nine solo CD’s.
Martin Taxt, born in Trondheim, Norway in 1981, finished his studies at the Academy of Music in Oslo and CNSMDP in Paris in 2006. Since then he has established himself in the international experimental music scene. He is releasing albums and touring with groups such as Koboku Senjû and Microtub. Since 2013 he has been a part of the award winning art collective Verdensteatret.
He has been running the experimental music label SOFA since 2010 with the musicians Kim Myhr, Ingar Zach and Ivar Grydeland.