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TATSUYA NAKATANI Nakatani Gong Orchestra / NGO

photograph of Tatsuya Nakatani's Gong Orchestra

The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is a touring sound art project that engages local communities through workshops and public concerts. Participants learn my techniques for playing the adapted bowed gong, and I conduct them in a performance of an improvised harmonic composition. In the past decade the NGO has developed from four to over 14 gongs and it is still growing! Through hundreds of performances, thousands of participants and audience members have been involved in creating these transformative sound works with me.

Learn more about NGO in a short documentary here.