Frank Gratkowski | Sebastian Gramss | Tatsuya Nakatani | oirTrio | Kanata | Not Two Records

The OIRTRIO started furiously. Tatsuya Nakatami diligently moved along with the band steeping into scratching, beating and violonizing his instruments…where Gratkowksi is brash and experimental at every turn, the bassist, Gramss, is almost chameleon-like in his ability to mimic and build upon the lines Gratkowski is playing. He’s the ultimate support player here, as integral to the sound as any of the others, but sometimes almost disappearing until you listen carefully and realize that the horn line is being doubled, or tripled, by the bowing of the bass… Compelling, experimental, but also quite beautiful and even… poetic — MIB Bremen Continue reading

Pata Music

Pata Music or the Concept of Composed Spheres

If you want to know the meaning of “pata” you will have to learn that your dictionary stubbornly refuses to reveal any information in this respect. To illuminate the origin of the little word we need a short literary excursion into the fascinating world of Doctor Faustroll. Because it was he who in 1898 under the overall control of the French Alfred Jarry created the expression of ” pata physics “. In the epilogue of the German edition (Alfred Jarry, Heldentaten und Ansichten des Doctor Faustroll, Pataphysiker; Publisher: Zweitausendeins) the translater Klaus Völker gives the following definition: ” Pata physics is the science which is based on unreal logic and a new reality beyond the borders of the world of external appearences removed from the usual principles of causality. Everything is able to be mixed up, to be changed, to be turned around and exchanged: things, times and spaces. But nothing is arbitrary, only that every simplicity consists of an interrelated and self-penetrating complexity.” Continue reading