25 MAR 2008, 20:30

Arts/Sciences #4: Atau Tanaka

net_derivesPour le lancement de notre nouvelle série de workshops NewBraveWorld, notre rendez-vous Arts/Sciences invite Atau Tanaka, artiste et scientifique travaillant jusqu’il y a peu au Sony Computer Science Lab (Paris) et maintenant chercheur au Culture Lab (Université of Newcastle). Atau parlera de son travail en tant que chercheur scientifique et artiste, de ses recherches et travaux artistiques autour de Network Music, de Mobile Music et de ses autres projets utilisant les médias locatifs et se déployant dans l’environnement urbain tels Net_dérive.

For the launch of our NewBraveWorld masterclasses, our Arts/Sciences rendez-vous will feature Atau Tanaka, artist and scientist previously at Sony Computer Science Lab (Paris) and now at Culture Lab (University of Newcastle). He will speak about his experience as a scientific researcher and an artist, his art & research work on Mobile Music, Network Music and his other locative media based projects deployed in the urban environment

Sur / About Atau Tanaka

Atau est né à  Tokyo et a grandi aux U.S.A. Il étudie la musique, rencontre John Cage, et développe BioMuse, un instrument de musique utilisant les signaux bio-électriques du corps humain. Il travaille à  l’IRCAM, Paris, est artiste en résidence au STEIM, Amsterdam. En 1993, il crée Sensorband, un ensemble instrumental utilisant des technologies de capteurs. En 2003, il fonde le trio S.S.S. (Sensors_Sonics_Sights) qui réalise des performances sons et images.

In 1997 il s’établit à  Paris où il deviendra le premiers artiste-chercheur au Sony Computer Science Lab. Il y travaille sur des projets de network music et de locative media tel Net_dérives (2006). En 2008, Atau part pour Newcatsle où il rejoint l’équipe du Culture Lab comme chercheur et professeur de Digital Media.

Atau a présenté son travail à  des conférences et festivals tels que Doors of Perception, MILIA, ISEA, DEAF, ICMC, Sonar. Il est un des organisateurs du Mobile Music workshop.

Atau was born in Tokyo and raised in the U.S. He studied music and met John Cage, then developed BioMuse, a bioelectrical musical performance instrument. He worked at IRCAM, Paris to continue his work with sensor technology, was an artist in residence at STEIM, Amsterdam. In 1993, he established Sensorband, a sensor instrument ensemble which performed wordwide as a trio. In 2003, he created the new trio S.S.S.(Sensors_Sonics_Sights) using sensors and gestures based instruments to perform with sound and images.

In 1997 he moved to Paris where he eventually became the first artist researcher at Sony Computer Science Lab working on network music and locative media project such as Net_dérives (2006). In 2008, Atau moved to Newcatsle to work in the recently created Culture Lab as a researcher and professor of Digital Media.

Atau has presented his work at conferences and festivals such as Doors of Perception, MILIA, ISEA, DEAF, ICMC, Sonar. He is one of the organiser of the Mobile Music workshop.

Liens / Links

Atau’s website : www.xmira.com/atau/
Culture Lab (University of Newcastle) : www.ncl.ac.uk/culturelab/
Article sur le projet Net_dérives (en Francais): www.ecrans.fr

Bar ouvert / Bar open
Entrée gratuite / Free Entry
Lecture in English, debat(e) FR/EN

Posted in Arts/Sciences conf(é)rences

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