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. His work is often concerned with the conversion of text into music via analogue means (Molecular Music) or digital means (Musica Iconologos), as well as with music generating text through the use of computers (Lyrictron). Tone has also explored methods of critiquing his chosen media (Music for 2 CD Players, Solo for Wounded CD). He has had numerous concerts, group performances, group exhibitions and collaborations including: Kitchen, Experimental Intermedia, Roulette, Guggenheim Museum SOHO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, Metronom, Galicia State Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostella, Tokyo Opera City Gallery (solo concerts) Ars Electronica Festival; Blucknerhaus, Spectacles Vivant; Centre George Pompidou, Sonic Lights; Amsterdam Pulse at Whitney Midtown, All Tomorrows Parties, Lovebyte Festival, Club Transmediale, CEAIT Festival (festivals). Geography and Music for Merce Cunningham's Roadrunners, Palimpsest with Florian Hecker at the MIT Media Lab, Radio Incarné for MACBA web radio with Tetsuo Kogawa (collaborative work). Venezia Biennale in 1990; Japanese Avant-Garde Since 1945, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Bitstreams, Whitney Museum, New York; Yokohama Triennale 2001; and Mutations, I Moderni at Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino, Italy; (group shows) His recorded works have appeared on solo albums including: Musica Iconologos (Lovely), Solo for Wounded (Tzadik), and YASUNAO TONE (Asphodel), as well as numerous collaborations and compilations. He was a recipient of CAPS grant(1979), NYFA fellowship grant (1987) National Endowment for the Art (1982), New York Council on the Arts Grant (1984 and 1996-7), the Golden Nica Prize from Ars Electronica in 2002 and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Grant in 2004.