Atsuko Hatano is a contemporay classical Viola player who works with electronics to add textures and layers to her sound. Located in Tokyo, Japan, she is a commanding instrumentalist and composer who constructs innovative compositions with strings and layered electronics.
Cells #2 was performed entirely by Atsuko Hatano who played violin, viola, cello and contrabass. Her inspiration for the initial violin improvisations was imagining the increase and decay in the intensity of vibrations of particles transmitting sound. After nearly four years the album was mixed and mastered with the assistance of Jim O’Rourke.
When not playing solo Atsuko is extremely active recording, collaborating and playing live with Jim O’ Rourke, Eiko Ishibashi, Mocky and many more acts.