Free Jazz Night: Giovanni Di Domenico/ Tetuzi Akiyama / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto
Time: 2017.2.10 Friday 20:30
Venue: B10 Live http://www.b10live.cn Add: Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)
Organizer: OCT-LOFT Culture Development Co., Ltd
Admittance starts at 20:00.
Open area with several seats on both sides for resting purpose.
Ticketing information please see the forum below. ↓
Tetuzi Akiyama - Electric Guitar / Modified Tape Loop
Giovanni Di Domenico - Piano / Fender Rhodes
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto - Acoustic Drums
Tetuzi Akiyama, born on April 13, 1964 in Tokyo, is one of the most important experimental guitarists to emerge from the Japanese scene of the late ‘90s.
Akiyama specializes in creating music with elements of both primitivism and realism by connecting his own aspirations, in a minimal and straightforward way, to the special instrumental qualities of the guitar. Sometimes delicately and sometimes boldly, he controls sound volumes ranging from micro to macro, in an attempt to convert the body into an electronic entity. Besides guitar, he also plays electronics, viola, and self-made instruments.
Giovanni Di Domenico
Pianist, performer, composer, was born in Rome on the 20th July 1977.
Following his father’s consecutive assignments as a civil engineer, he actually lived out his first decade in Africa. The condition of expatriate had a strong influence on his education – he clearly remembers the calls of the muezzin, the sound of exotic musical instruments in local markets, the ritualistic expression music took in the streets of Yaoundé, or the songs he heard from his nanny in the Cameroons.
Finally he enrolled in music school and majored in “jazz piano”. His rhythm, harmony and tone are informed by non-western traditions yet equally sensitive to Debussy’s “Préludes”, Luciano Berio’s “Sequenzas”, to the “ambi-ideation” heard in Borah Bergman’s Soul Note recordings, Cecil Taylor’s polissemic density, Paul Bley’s bruised transparency and of course, the most radical manifestations stemming from the underworld of pop music, invariably tied together by his own original praxis. A distinction – one would call it generational – he shares with many of the musicians he has crossed paths with recently, of which we could enumerate Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, Arve Henriksen, Jim O’Rourke, Akira Sakata, Alexandra Grimal, Tetuzi Akiyama, João Lobo or Toshimaru Nakamura. Di Domenico has founded his own label, Silent Water, home of an eclectic and occasionally unclassifiable production.
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, born on Oct 25, 1982, in Yamaguchi, Japan, is a pure acoustic drummer. Yamamoto succeeds in combining dynamism, melodicism and polyrhythm, fusing overwhelming volume with delicate technique for a mercurial versatility that is at times awe-inspiring.
Yamamoto has also collaborated with artists such as Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O'Rourke, Sachiko M, RUINS, Seiichi Yamamoto (ex.boredoms), Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Keiji Haino, Akira Sakata, Kumio Kurachi, Daisuke Takaoka, Makoto Kawabata (AcidMotherTemple), Munehiro Narita(HIGHRISE), Mitsuru Tabata(ZENI-GEVA/AMT&TCI), Masahiko Sato, Yuji Takahashi, Gianni Gebbia, Ned Rothenberg, Daniele Camalda, Alan Silva, and many others.
"Tatsuhisa is one of the most exciting young drummers in Japan at the moment." - Otomo Yoshihide
 ambi-ideation: Avant garde jazz pianist Borah Bergman was well known for his “ambi-ideation” technique, where he trained his left hand to be as dextrous as his right when playing.