The new episode of #A.I.L – artists in laboratories, the weekly radio programme about art and science i present on ResonanceFM, London’s brilliant radio art station, is aired this Wednesday afternoon at 4pm.
My guest today is Atau Tanaka, a composer and performer whose practice bridges the fields of media art, experimental music, and research. During the show we will be talking about the relationship between art & tech and how it has evolved over the past few years, about reenacting one of John Cage’s performances, about the space and place for (new) media art in the contemporary art world, etc.
This episode of #A.I.L is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. But back to Atau Tanaka’s bio:
Atau creates sensor-based musical instruments for performance and exhibition, and is known for his work with biosignal interfaces and his research into collective musical creativity in mobile environments.
Atau was born in Tokyo, educated in the States but I first met him 7 or 8 years ago when he was a researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris. He has been working all over Europe ever since: he has been mentor at NESTA, Artistic Co-Director of STEIM in Amsterdam, Director of Culture Lab Newcastle, and is currently Professor of Media Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Atau Tanaka, Global String, 2000
The show will be aired this Wednesday 26th of June at 16:00, London time. Early risers can catch the repeat next Tuesday at 6.30 am (I know…) If you don’t live in London, you can listen to the online stream or wait till we upload the episodes on soundcloud.
Image on the homepage: NIME New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Media Lab Europe, Dublin, Ireland, May 24-26 2002.