November 24, 2019 3:00pm
The Clemente, Room 203
107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
Violinist Sana Nagano presents her group Atomic Pigeons with guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, drummer Paolo Cantarella, and bassist Tyler Luppi on November 24 at the Clemente. These free performances are a great opportunity to introduce friends and family to improvisation!
"I wanted to write my compositions that I can take time to really figure out what I like to write. I wanted us to rehearse as much as we can to make our sounds strong and unique. I just wanted to develop my own, kind of nerdy hardcore sounds and the world so bad because, that could be fun."
Sana Nagano has been a mainstay of free jazz giant Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra and world-renowned, innovative percussionist Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra. Nagano also worked with Joseph Jarman, Yusef Lateef, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Oliver Lake, and many more.
“Nagano is the kind of improviser that recalls the very best of avant-jazz-rock violin, resurrecting the spirit of Billy Bang, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the full breadth of modernism all in one. Nagano’s acoustic violin is clean, cutting, sinewy, regal, magical. Yet nothing seems to please her more than ripping into a lightning bolt like, electric sounding improvisation using her pedals intermittently. This die-hard improviser grew from many years of formal classical and jazz training, all put to excellent use. She clearly musses the conservatory up with the intentional/unintentional chaos and musical play in the best imaginable way.” - John Pietaro (Dissident Arts)
Sana Nagano - violin / Keisuke Matsuno - guitar / Paolo Cantarella - drums / Tyler Luppi - bass