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Artist: TONE, YASUNAO
Title: Yasunao Tone
Format: 3" CD/Book
Label: Ashiya City Museum of Art & History/Aichi Arts & Culture Center
Country: Japan
Price: $18.50
"A catalog (with 3"CD) for his live performances in Japan after 28 years. An interview (most text in Japanese, but includes many rare photographs), criticism, biography, compositions and discography. CD is recorded Tones unreleased work "Geography and Music (1979)" performed by John Cage / Takehisa Kosugi (reading), David Tudor (piano) and Martin Calve (Chinese 7 strings zither) in 1983." - publisher.
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Artist: TONE, YASUNAO
Title: AI Deviation #1, #2
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Yasunao Tone on AI Deviation #1, #2: "I have had an idea if I apply the neural network to create my sound work for long time. When I had a performance at Centre Pompidou with Peter Rehberg and other friends I tried to talk about the idea with a French guy from IRCAM. But, he couldnt understand my idea, which by using neural network the sound I create would never have any repetitions. That was 2002 and I had to wait until 2015 when I had a grant from New York State Council on the Arts through ISSUE Project Room, then its director Lawrence Kumpf applied for my new work. The grant finally made possible for making my cherished idea, the neural network piece, reality. I had talked about the idea with Prof. Tony Myatt at Surrey University, UK and he developed the software for the piece with a team included Dr. Paul Modler. At the lab in the University a series of my performances of my MP3 Deviation were captured and used to train Kohonen Neural Networks to develop artificial intelligences that simulate my performances. Hence a birth of new piece AI Deviations. I had a premiere at ISSUE Project Room on June 9th, 2016 and the venue was more than packed and here is the performance of the piece." Recorded at ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, June 9th, 2016 by Bob Bellerue. Photo by Cameron Kelley; Layout by Stephen OMalley. Mix and mastered by Russell Haswell." - Editions Mego.

Artist: TONE, YASUNAO
Title: MP3 Deviations #6+7
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"The MP3 Deviation album contains pieces that are results of the collaborative research by a team of the New Aesthetics in Computer Music (NACM) and myself, led by Tony Myatt at Music Research Center at the University of York in UK in 2009. My idea was to develop new software based on the disruption of the MP3. Primarily I thought the MP3 as a reproducing device could have created a very new sound by intervention between its main elements, the compression encoder and decoder. It turned out that result was not satisfactory. However, we found that if the sound file had been corrupted in the MP3, the corruptions generated 21 error messages, which could be utilized to assign various 21 lengths of samples automatically. Combining with different playback speeds, it could produce unpredictable and unknowable sound. That is a main pillar of the software. We, also, added some other elements such as flipping stereo channels and phase inversing alternately with a certain length of frequency ranges, which resulted in different timbres and pitches. I performed several times at the MRC and I was certain that this software would be a perfect tool for performances. I have tentatively performed the piece in public in Kyoto, May 2009 and in New York, in May 2010. I also performed it successfully with totally different sound sources when I was invited for The Morning Line in Vienna in June 2011." - Yasunao Tone.
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Artist: TONE, YASUNAO
Title: MP3 Deviations #8
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"The MP3 Deviation album contains pieces that are results of the collaborative research by a team of the New Aesthetics in Computer Music (NACM) and myself, led by Tony Myatt at Music Research Center at the University of York in UK in 2009. My idea was to develop new software based on the disruption of the MP3. Primarily I thought the MP3 as a reproducing device could have created a very new sound by intervention between its main elements, the compression encoder and decoder. It turned out that result was not satisfactory. However, we found that if the sound file had been corrupted in the MP3, the corruptions generated 21 error messages, which could be utilized to assign various 21 lengths of samples automatically. Combining with different playback speeds, it could produce unpredictable and unknowable sound. That is a main pillar of the software. We, also, added some other elements such as flipping stereo channels and phase inversing alternately with a certain length of frequency ranges, which resulted in different timbres and pitches. I performed several times at the MRC and I was certain that this software would be a perfect tool for performances. I have tentatively performed the piece in public in Kyoto, May 2009 and in New York, in May 2010. I also performed it successfully with totally different sound sources when I was invited for The Morning Line in Vienna in June 2011." -Yasunao Tone.

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