At the same time, he started programming his own software within the Max/MSP. In the same year, he released his 1st 12" Single, "Nao Tokui&TNT/We All need" from the Belgian label, Pocket/Music Man. Also in 2002, from the Swiss label, Speaker Attack, he had a track included in their compilation, Deck Shark Series Vol. 4.
That summer, he joins PROGRESSIVE FORM as their new artist. And as a researcher studying at university, he conducted researches on Artificial Life and Complex systems and finished his PhD thesis about emerging systems and the computer-human interaction. He thinks that both "the act of producing music" as well as " the act of writing music programs" are similar and it is "a way of self-expression". He would like to both utilize and combine "music production" and "software programming" and appeal both elements in the future. In this direction, he made his own music software, SONASPHERE - a kinetically driven 3D music programming environment in 2003.
It was one of the first experimental music softwares on Mac OS X and highly praised by both the musicians and programmers. In 2003, he released his first full album "Mind The Gap" from PROGRESSIVE FOrM. Then, he joined op.disc, a new techno label run by Fumiya Tanaka and Yoshihiro Hanno. He now lives in Tokyo and works on his second album coming in 2007. www.myspace.com/naotokui Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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