photo (c) Seitaro Tanaka


Satoru WONO composer, musician


In 1987, WONO got the Rookie of the Year award for composition from the Japan Contemporary Music Association and started his work as a composer. After several years, he extended his activity to pop music and released solo CD "Sweet Science", "El Nino" etc. to represent mixture of lounge music and electronics. On the other hand, he keeps trying to compose the experimental sounds with electro-acoustic devices and releases solo CD "Sauvage", "Sonata for sine wave and white noise" and so on. As a music director, he plays the stamp organ for a Japanese art group Maywa Denki. His recent projects are Pleasure Channel a production for dance tracks, XILICON a electronic pop song group, BLACK VELVETS a lounge music band. His activity includes the arrangement and production for pop music and films, collaboration with dance company Co. Yamada Un, writing, research and education as professor at Tama Art University in Tokyo.

Satoru Wono - fragments

2016 MOODCORE MCOL-009 (24bit/96kHz)   1,620 JPN


composed and played by Satoru Wono

novels by Sanae Hoshio


24 very short piano works composed by Satoru Wono.

Download contents includes

audio file (ALAC/FLAC/WAV/AAC&MP3) and

pdf file (novels in Japanese, score for piano)

1.Sweet Of You


3.Samba Do Insônia 

4.The End Of A Farewell

5.Drive Me Pop


7.El Sur

8.After All


10.Old Fashioned



total time 58'38"

CD Romantic Season


 1. Waltz 
 2. Pavane
(homage to Maurice Ravel) 
 3. Minuet
 4. Sarabande
 5. Passacaglia

 6. Gigue
 7. Passpied
  (homage to Claude Debussy)




(total time 46'39")

composed and produced by Satoru Wono
Recorded and mixed by Satoru Wono 2006 - 2007
5.6MHz DSD mastered by Masato Morisaki at Saidera Mastering
Art Directed and designed by Yasuhiro Takeuchi (TAKEUCHI GRAPHICS)
Cover Illustration by Imai Toonz
© 2011 Satoru Wono ℗ 2011 fill, All Rights Reserved.

CD Dance Suite

2011  fill fill-01

12" vinyl



Hypnotic IDM (Intelligent Dance Music). Sauvage EP underscores Satoru Wono talent as a composer. Pure vinyl sounds serve as the unique source: needle impacts, rotary engine drones, chance scratching noises and dust storms. These analogue and mechanical sounds were carefully sampled, edited and astutely (re)composed by Satoru Wono. Minimal techno vs. experimental sound architecture: microscopic and compelling rhythmical cells drawn and joyfully aggregated into an ascending scale (Lento, Moderato, Presto, Prestissimo). Sonore is proud to release this unearthed Sauvage EP. Originally composed and released on CD in 1998 by Kaeru Cafe, the original works were brilliantly re-mastered and cut by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin in 2006. Sonore celebrates this analogic ode by re-engraving it in vinyl, coming full circle. The immediate and manifest force of this recording presents an immanent critique of the idea of perishable music. For art and electronic music lovers, vinyl fetishists and active deejays.



SONATA for sine wave and white noise 


Satoru Wono loves ironic disjunctures, so for this new album, "Sonata for Sine Wave and White Noise", he decided to exploit the misunderstanding regarding the Onkyo School, a new musical current that banishes all structures. Wono uses its specific elements (scratching, glitches, sinewaves, distortion) and inserts them in a traditional musical scheme (sonata ? pop ?) - an experiment that only such an inventive composer like Satoru Wono could undertake.




Wono uses the specific, minimalist elements of sine wave and white noise, then manipulates them into a traditional musical form, the sonata.

- THE WIRE  issue #236


El Niño


1.Silence To Goodby  2.A Movble Feast  3.Endless Summer  4.Sunday In Panama  5.Tarantula  6.Ramumbo  

7.Southern Cross  8.Snow Ball  9.El Dorado  10.Afternoon Weather  11.The Season Of The Sun  12.Birds Of Paradise

An unique moodmusic with the aesthetics of the first class which keeps tention but makes us relaxing.         - Remix Magazine 


The conscience of experimental and pop music which is suitable for both Noise freak and Popular song fan.         - bounce 


Mostly wide-spread work from Latin House, Lounge, Techno, Electro-acoustic to Bossa-Nova or Ethnic music.     - Sound & Recording Magazine 


Electronica made with 70 percent acoustic and 30 percent electronic sounds.         - Rockin'On Japan​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


A resort music of the highest quality with electronics and loops inlaid with ethnic taste.         - Keyboard Magazine


Dancable, meditative, picturesque, stimulous, exotic, erotic and electric sound trip around the world.         - Barfout! 

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