Japanese composer and performer, born January 22, 1935 in Tokyo, died August 16, 1982 in Haiti. His mother, Teiko Ono, was a world renowned dancer, and his father, Yuji Ito, was a designer of sets, costumes and also a composer. The family moved to New York City in 1941 where Teiji lived the rest of his life. His music was mostly composed for theater, dance, and film, most famously for Maya Deren. Deren was the first of Ito's four wives, followed by Gail Ryan, Ilene, and Cherel Winett. A large collection of his unreleased tapes is archived by the New York Public Library.