Tatsuya Nakatani is an artist and percussionist from Osaka, Japan. Since moving to the United States in 1994 he has produced over 60 recordings in North America and Europe. His style combines elements of free jazz, rock and noise with the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. Nakatani achieves his uniquely moving sound by combining his own invented instruments with a large number of traditional instruments. Touring nearly constantly for a wide range of concerts and classes helps fuel his intense non-linear music. The many opportunities to perform provide fresh life to his music through his open willingness to share his energy, culture, music, and self on a global human scale.