One Hour Intro: Atau Tanaka

Atau Tanaka will discuss his work which bridges the fields of media art, experimental music, and research. He creates music for sensor instruments, wireless network infrastructures, and democratized digital forms. Tanaka is best known for his performances where he uses physical gestures to articulate music and sound synthesis and real-time image transformation.

For the past few years, inspired by the ever-changing social, geographic, ecological and emotional context of using mobile technology for creative ends, Tanaka has focused his attention on mobile media projects, exploring the creative, critical and commercial potential of mobile music. He is currently Chair of Digital Media at Culture Lab of Newcastle University.