This lecture series was designed to introduce contemporary music
composers and performers whose work cross the boundaries of conventional
Mr. Tone is known for his experimental performances and critical
articles on contemporary music and arts in Japan before his move
to the U.S. This lecture and special program for him were good
opportunities to learn about his activities in the U.S., since
few of them have been introduced in Japan so far.
He presented four of his works which he had been working on since
the 1970s that relate Kanji (Chinese characters)with sounds.
By playing CDs, he explained the concept of his music, sound
sources, musical instruments and the text used in his works.(Akiko
photographs by Kiyotoshi Takashima