Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Presented by The Music Gallery and part of Small World's 16th Annual Asian Music Series sponsored by TD Bank.

Tatsuya Nakatani's Gong Orchestra is a continuous, growing community engagement project; and the only bowing gong orchestra in existence in the world today. The rich harmonies produced from multiple layers of bowed gongs are transformative, engaging and inspiring for both players and audiences. As per Nakatani’s instructions, the Music Gallery curates an ensemble of fourteen local players to learn how to play his handmade gongs, bows and other instrumentation, then give a public performance later that day.


Artist, filmmaker and author Brenda Joy Lem
Katie Jensen (Baby Cages, Feast In The East, Polaris Prize podcast)
Sound artist Debashis Sinha
Charlotte Cornfield (Burdock booker)
Rupert Ojiji Harvey (founder of Messenjah and Crack of Dawn)
Kristyn Gelfand (Maracatu Mar Aberto)
Filipina-Canadian MC extraordinaire HanHan
Alex Punzalan (DATU)
Alex Bordokas (Maracatu Mar Aberto, Uma Nota)
W. A. Davison (Recordism)
Treson (The Human Rights)
Graphic designer/musician Jenn Kitagawa (Eyeballs)
Bryan W. Bray (Gates/Cetacea)
Mari Palhares (Baoba)

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