Atau Tanaka (UK)
Atau is a composer and performer of live computer music and professor at Goldsmiths. He uses muscle sensing using the EMG signal in musical performance where the human body becomes musical instrument. Atau’s first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures and would go to on re-create Cage’s Variations VII with Matt Wand and :zoviet*france:. He formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide and in the Japanoise scene he has played alongside artists like Merzbow, Otomo, KK Null and others. He has been artistic co-director of STEIM. His work has received awards from Ars Electronica, Fraunhofer Institute, and the Fondation Daniel Langlois, and been presented at Sonar, Womad Transmediale, SFMOMA, ICA, Eyebeam, NTT-ICC, and ZKM.
Atau contributes a text for the programme content to complement the artist-made technology performance event Compositional Constructs at Cafe OTO.
Published on 27 Jul 2017