Atau Tanaka

Year of birth, place
1963, Tokyo, Japan
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
Institute for Music and Acoustics
At the ZKM
  • 2001

Atau Tanaka studied electronic music with Ivan Tcherepnin at Harvard and computer music composition with John Chowning at Stanford University’s CCRMA. He was active in the San Francisco music tech scene, being one of the first musicians to perform with the BioMuse physiological interface. He left the Bay Area in 1992 to conduct research at IRCAM. Tanaka has performed network-music concerts starting at Sonar Festival 1995, and was commissioned by SWR2/ZKM for »Prométhée Numérique«, hörspiel for radio+Internet, 2003. He is currently Professor of Media Computing at Goldsmiths University of London. (