A musician, SAKONDA Nobuyasu is a media artist and media theory scholar. He has produced many works and performances using real time voice synthesis, which he developed independently. Currently he is researching the ontological possibilities for machines in media art and is a partner in neumanpiano. His works include the "Max Textbook" (neumanpiano, Rittor Music, 2009) and his CD "Clockwork Hermes." He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Media, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences.