Atau Tanaka

Tokyo, Japan

Atau Tanaka was born in Tokyo and raised in the U.S. His early formation came from contact with Ivan Tcherepnin and John Cage. Tanaka lived in Paris from 1992-1997, in residency at IRCAM (Centre Pompidou), STEIM (Amterdam) and V2 (Rotterdam). He realized an installation with Fred Frith in 1994. In 1995 he became Artistic Ambassador for Apple France. Tanaka has worked with biosignals and networks as musical instruments and for sound/image performances. His trio Sensorband is a performance ensemble of sensor-instrumentalists. He is currently conducting research on network music, for his performances and as part of the Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) Network Audio Technical Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of ISEA (Inter-Society of Electronic Art). In 1997 Atau moved to Tokyo on a commission from NTT-ICC. He remains active in Europe and Canada in performance and installation work. He has a CD upcoming on Caipirinha Music.