Yasunao Tone

Yasunao Tone, a co-founder of Group Ongaku and an original member of Fluxus, was born in Tokyo in 1935 and has resided in New York since 1972. He has given numerous concerts and group performances, and has participated in group exhibitions and collaborations. Solo Concerts have taken place at such venues as the Kitchen, Experimental Intermedia, Roulette, Guggenheim Museum SOHO, Metronom, Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona.

His work is distinguished by conversion of text into music via images with analog (Molecular Music) and digital means (Musica Iconologos) and music generating text (Lyrictron), also with critique of medium in use (Music for 2CD Players, Solo for Wounded CD). His solo albums, Musica Iconologos (Lovely), Solo for Wounded CD (Tzadik), and YASUNAO TONE (Asphodel), also, many collaborative albums and numerous compilations.