Atau uses muscle sensing with the EMG signal in musical performance where the human body becomes musical instrument. Atau’s first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures at Harvard and would go to on re-create Cage’s Variations VII with Matt Wand and :zoviet*france:. He formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide and in the Japanoise scene he has played alongside artists like Merzbow, Otomo, KK Null and others. He has been artistic co-director of STEIM. His work has received awards from Ars Electronica, been funded by the European Research Council, and been presented internationally at Sonar, Transmediale, SFMOMA, ICA, Eyebeam, NTT-ICC, and ZKM. He is professor at Goldsmiths in London.