A live performance and exhibition of TENORI-ON will be presented at 'Knowledge Capital Trial 2011'


TENORI-ON is a 21st century musical instrument invented by the media artist Toshio Iwai. Now there's an iPad version --- the TNR-i. Using the remote session capability of the TNR-i, Toshio Iwai himself will participate remotely from Tokyo in the session held at the Osaka event location! Experience the playing of RUBYORLA, today's leading TENORI-ON performer!

This event is being planned by the Y2 PROJECT as one of the exhibits in "Knowledge Capital Trial 2011." The original TENORI-ON and the iPad version of TENORI-ON will be on display for you to try out at the event location from the 26th through the 28th!

Date: August 26; doors open at 18:30; performance begins at 19:00 and ends at 21:00
Location: Doujima Riverside Forum ABC hall (Osaka)
Entrance: Free of charge (please register at the following site)
* Internet broadcast via Nico Nico Live Broadcast will also be provided.

▼ Click here for more details (Japanese):


We participated in Futur en Seine (France)

Futur in Seine is a festival of revolutionary digital content technology and media art held by "Cap Digital," France's largest cluster of digital content and service industries, consisting of more than 600 companies and research institutions.
http://www.futur-en-seine.fr/fens_2011/jp/index.php (Japanese)

We showed demonstrations of VOCALOID and live performances using NETDUETTO at the "JAPAN CREATIVE CAFE" exhibit hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in cooperation with the Digital Content Association of Japan.
http://www.dcexpo.jp/jcc/index.html (Japanese)

Dates: June 23, 2011 (Thursday) -- June 26 (Sunday)

On the first day, the presentation at the JAPAN CREATIVE CAFE was entitled JAPAN EVENING. It was well attended by numerous journalists and VIPs including the mayor of Paris, all of whom showed great interest in Japan's content technology.

The first NETDUETTO Live event held each day was a live performance showcase by the French artist SCRUB FLOWER. Only the drums were set up in a different location, with NETDUETTOβ using an optical connected provided by Orange. The audience was fascinated by the performance with a sense of presence enabled by low latency and high audio quality.

On the final day, Hideki Kenmochi, the creator of VOCALOID, took the platform to present the workings of VOCALOID and the Japanese trends associated with it. He presented an easily comprehensible explanation of how VOCALOID was used in the dance performance of HRP-4C (Miim), the humanoid robot that caused a stir at JAPAN CREATIVE CAFE.



Google I/O 2011

Yamaha Y2 project and Silicon Valley start-up Miselu Inc. (based in Mountain View, CA) announced the possibility of a musical instrument utilizing Android Platform at "Google I/O 2011" at Moscone Center, San Francisco.



Events related to 'sonote' --- technology for intuitively manipulating 'perfect sounds'

PLAYRE:PLAY (Play/Replay) is a music event based on the theme of the next-generation sampling music that will be made possible by sonote --- technology that automatically extracts and categorizes characteristic pieces of sound from large amounts of audio data, allowing "perfect sounds" to be manipulated intuitively.


Come and experience a new musical world that's being born from a collaboration between sonote technology and the artists appearing at this event!


Those who attend will also be able to try out the pre-release app on a demo Sonote Player. Don't miss it!

* This event is a rescheduling of the March 11th event that was cancelled due to the earthquake.

May 27, 2011(Friday) at Nishi-Azabu superdeluxe (http://www.super-deluxe.com/)
open: 18:30 / start: 19:30
adv: 1,800yen+1drink / door: 2,300+1drink
ACT: Riow Arai / DE DE MOUSE / DJ Codomo / Fragment
DJ: Ametsub
For details: http://www.naturebliss.jp/playreplay/playreplay