Atau Tanaka

Atau Tanaka is an artist and researcher who uses EMG muscle sensing to turn the human body into a musical instrument. His first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures. In the 1990s he formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide and in the Japanoise scene played alongside Merzbow, Otomo, KK Null. His trio, Sensors_Sonics_Sights was with Thereminist Laurent Dailleau and visual artist Cecile Babiole. He has performed in John Peel’s Meltdown at London Southbank, in the French improvised music scene with Camel Zekri, Metamkine, Le Quan Ninh, and Michel Doneda, and in duo with Adam Parkinson (aka Dane Law), and with the visual artist Lillevan. He has releases on Sub Rosa, Bip-hop, Caipirinha Music, Touch/Ash, Sonoris, Sirr-ecords, NX Records and is commissioning editor for the Sonics Series at Goldsmiths Press.