The Venture Compound celebrates three years with three days of art and music

Avant percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani performs both collaborative and solo concerts

click to enlarge Tatsuya Nakatani performs two separate shows at Ventureversary - Makoto Takeuchi
Makoto Takeuchi
Tatsuya Nakatani performs two separate shows at Ventureversary

Jesse Vance has made it through another successful year running his nonprofit cultural enclave, The Venture Compound, and he’s celebrating its third anniversary with a three-day art and music party dubbed Three Year Ventureversary aka 3YVV.

The official shindiggy is held on Saturday in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit and installation by Eli Blasko, The Sublime Operator and the Science of Dropped Calls, the kick-off reception culminating in a performance featuring Blasko with Hyperbolic Chamber Music director Sean Hamilton, Kevin von Kampen (percussion) and Jacqui Dugal (dance).

Sunday’s Pangaea Project presentation showcases the avant percussive talents of Tatsuya Nakatani, who employs a range of non-traditional rhythm making instruments — bowed gongs, singing bowls, metal found objects and bells, kitchen tools and homemade bows — in addition to drums to get to his textural, visceral sound, and joins a few local musicians in various set-ups for a night of collaborations and improvisations, among them, Hamilton, Blasko, woodwinds extraordinaire David Pate (The Downtown Trio, The Clinic, Bogus Pomp) and guitarist Nathan Corder (Jitters, Nude Tayne).

Night three moves to the [email protected] and finds Nakatani delivering a solo presentation, with Hamilton and Blasko warming the stage.

Details: Three Year Ventureversary, Dec. 6-8, 7 p.m. opening reception, 8:30 p.m. performance Sat. ($5), 7 p.m. Sun. ($10), both at Venture Compound, St. Petersburg; and 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 8, [email protected], St. Petersburg, $10.  

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