June 27, 2022

Composer Curator: Miya Masaoka

Get the inside story through performance and conversation with host composer & sound artist Miya Masaoka for a peek into her creative process and that of composers she has invited to join her - Patricia Alessandrini, James Fei and Guillermo Galindo. Performance examples, insightful questions and compelling comments stimulate deeper listening and expand horizons for composers, performers and audiences.

Tune in for the YouTube presentation on Monday, June 27 at 7pm (NYC) for her Composer Curator event and chat live with Miya, Patricia, James and Guillermo.

Miya Masaoka is an American composer and sound artist. Her work explores bodily perception of vibration, movement and time while foregrounding complex timbre relationships. In 2018 she joined the Columbia University Visual Arts Department as an Associate Professor, where she is the director of the Sound Art Program, a joint program with the Computer Music Center. A 2019 Studio Artist for the Park Avenue Armory, Masaoka has also received the Doris Duke Artist Award in 2013, a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan in 2016, and an Alpert Award in 2003. Her work has been presented at the Venice Biennale, MoMA PS1, Kunstmuseum Bonn, and the Park Avenue Armory. She has been commissioned by and collaborated with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Glasgow Choir, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Bang on a Can, Jack Quartet, Del Sol, Momenta and the S.E.M. Ensemble. She has a 2019 commission for an outdoor installation at the Caramoor, Katonah, New York.