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Tatsuya Nakatani & Michel Doneda, Reflex Arc 

When: Thu., Dec. 17, 9:30 p.m. 2015
Price: $10

TATSUYA NAKATANI & MICHEL DONEDA

NEPTUNES, RALEIGH

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

Both Tatsuya Nakatani and Michel Doneda turn seemingly ordinary instruments into alien sound sources. The Japanese-born, Pennsylvania-based Nakatani refashions a mere drum kit into a microtonal orchestra. By tossing metal bowls onto his tom-toms or scraping cymbals with customized bows and found objects, Nakatani elicits long, textural drones and squawking, maddened outbursts from his kit. The French saxophonist Doneda, meanwhile, is an ace of circular breathing—that is, taking in new air while pushing old air into the instrument at the same time. The technique enables him to create full, luminous, eerie sustains, where notes begin to run together into a slow, old river. Together, these longtime collaborators seem to turn a secret, internal musical codex into an engrossing, vivified world of sound. Melody and rhythm stretch and morph into a sonic environment that operates by its own rules—slightly spooky, perhaps, but incredibly intriguing all the same. With Reflex Arc. 9:30 p.m., $10, 14 W. Martin St., Raleigh, 919-833-1091,

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