MiyaMasaoka  
 
Country:   USA
URL:   http://www.miyamasaoka.com
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musician, composer, sound artist — has created works for koto, laser interfaces, field recordings, laptop and video and written scores for ensembles, chamber orchestras and mixed choirs. In her pieces she has investigated the sound and movement of insects, as well as the physiological response of plants, the human brain and her own body. Within these varied contexts her performance work investigates the interactive, collaborative aspects of sound, improvisation, nature and society. Accessed 4.11.06 from http://www.miyamasaoka.com/
8 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
The Interfaced Koto Instrument Modification - 1991 USA Edit
Bees A series of compositions and large-scale video multimedia - 1996 USA Edit
Whats the Difference Between Stripping and Playing the Violin Site Specific Performance Market Street, San Francisco 1996 USA Edit
What is the Sound of 10 Naked Asian Men? Performance check year 2000 USA Edit
Brainwaves and Plants interactive sound installation Lincoln Center, New York, Out of Doors, Homemade Instrument Day in New York 2002 USA Edit
Koto In the Sky Outdoor Sound Installation / Performance Lugguage Store Gallery 2002 USA Edit
Thinking Sounds interactive composition Yerba Buena Gardens with additional performances at the ODC Theater in San Francisco. Versions of this piece have also been performed at “Beyond Music,” an electronic music series at the Schindler House in Santa Monica, CA. 2004 USA Edit
Ritual with Giant Hissing Madagascar Cockroaches - ICA Boston 2006 USA Edit