In April 2013, no-input mixing board artist Toshimaru Nakamura will travel from Tokyo to Philadelphia to work with Many Arms, the Philadelphia and New York-based trio of guitarist Nick Millevoi, bassist Johnny DeBlase, and drummer Ricardo Lagomasino. This will mark the first time that the group has worked together as a quartet.
Nakamura plays the 'no-input mixing board', connecting the input of the board to the output, then manipulating the resultant audio feedback." His music has been described as "sounds ranging from piercing high tones and shimmering whistles to galumphing, crackle-spattered bass patterns." Nakamura has recorded solo albums and has collaborated with Yoshihide Otomo, Keith Rowe, John Butcher, and Nicholas Bussmann among others. He has also collaborated with Taku Sugimoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, dancer Kim Ito, drummer Jason Kahn, and Sachiko M.
Many Arms are a power trio whose music combines the approach of free jazz and noise with a punk rock ethos. The band has released three full-length albums and one EP, most recently 2012's self-titled album on John Zorn's Tzadik label. This album was released to critical acclaim from outlets such as SPIN, The Village Voice, The Onion AV Club, Tiny Mix Tapes, Impose, and many others.
4/21/13 - Many Arms + Toshimaru Nakamura - Baltimore, MD @ Red Room (425 E 31st St) - w/Tom Borax
4/24/13 - Many Arms + Toshimaru Nakamura - New York, NY @ Spectrum (121 Ludlow St. 2nd Floor) - $10-15
4/25/13 - Many Arms + Toshimaru Nakamura - Philadelphia, PA @ PSF at Aux/Vox Populi (319 N. 11th St.) - $10 suggested donation