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july, 2022

05jultueThe Wild Detectives Present: Chaase, Nahoko & Friends7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Concert

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TICKETS: $10 advanced / $15 door

Join us at The Wild Detectives as we welcome back Chaase and Nahoko to Texas coming all the way from Japan for a special evening of one of a kind music!

Chaase Gardner celebrates his return from Japan with artist and performer Nahoko Tajima, bringing together his friends and past collaborators into a special large ensemble highlighting the improvised/experimental music community of North Texas and showcasing what Chaase has been performing musically while in Japan. What will begin as a reunion of these performers recalling past collaborations through selected duos, trios, and other groupings, will progress into a final full ensemble performance together in a unique sound that we believe has yet to be heard.

Chase, Nahoko Tajima, Sarah Ruth, Kevin Butler, Matthew Frerck, Daniel Ryan, Monte Espina.



An artist and improvising musician that is known for utilizing a wide range of ideas and sounds within his performance. He is a DFW native currently based in Chiba, Japan with his wife, fellow artist and performer, Nahoko Tajima, who often collaborate together.

Chase has been away from Texas for 2 years and makes his return to debut a new music concept performing in the shape of a folk singer-songwriter, but creating abstract “songs” twisted up in an amorphous electronic improvised sound world.

While in Japan, he has recorded a lengthy solo album in this style and has completed two short tours (Little Kansai Tour Jan. ’22, Little Kanto Tour May ’22 with Chie Mukai of Ché Shizu) performing this sound across mainland Japan.



Artist and performer from Chiba, Japan that has been active since 2007. Her expression follows the moment that is “now”, consciousness, and the body. As a painter, she is well known for using her own hair and face as a means of creating artworks. She has demonstrated the creation of these works live at art spaces and galleries as well as been featured on Japanese television.

Nahoko was a member of the group “Internet” (aka Mambo Sisters/Omanutu sher iiima) with noise musician, Youko Heidy, where they toured the US frequently.

As a performance artist, she often collaborates with a variety of musicians using everyday objects, light, and her body, creating connections with the audience and making a unique happening, captivating the space around her.



A diverse musician and artist – a multi-instrumentalist, she employs hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electroacoustic sound art, and extended vocal techniques. She performs frequently both solo and with multiple bands and improvisational ensembles in the North Texas area. She is a University of North Texas graduate where she focused on vocal studies and electroacoustic composition. She has also studied with Meredith Monk and members of her vocal ensemble. She tours nationally and her recent albums have been released on Pour le Corps Music , Tofu Carnage Records, and Obsolete Media Objects.



Born and raised in Houston, Texas, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Butler is currently located in the Dallas area. Kevin has held tuba positions in the Eastern, Round Top, and Aspen Festival Orchestras, and shared the stage with a number of artists including Rufus Reid, Mike Block, Shelley Carrol, Jamal Mohamed, The Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet, and Chicago. Currently, Kevin actively plays with such wide-ranging groups as Jamil Byrom and the Grown Folks, The Free Loaders, Terence Bradford and Congo Square, The End of the World Parade, the Big Ass Brass Band, and is a founding member of the Dallas-based world-fusion quintet The Obscure Dignitaries.



Matthew Frerck is a bassist, improviser, and composer. A native of Richardson, Texas, Matthew is a performer actively finding a voice through the creative practices of jazz, free-improvisation, and contemporary classical performance. His energetic approach has led him collaborate and share the stage with luminaries including Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill, Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes), and Ursula Oppens among others.



Musician based in Denton, TX. Daniel loves harsh sounds, tiny sounds, free sounds, and sounds you can only see.



The electroacoustic free improvisation duo, consists of Ernesto Montiel and Miguel Espinel, both Venezuelan-born and North Texas-based.  The pair perform in tandem, exploring the possibilities of sinuous sonic environments amid amplified sounds and signal processing.



***DISCLAIMER: In case of inclement weather, the show will be held indoors.***

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