Miya Masaoka

Miya Masaoka is a composer, sound artist and musician based in New York City. Classically trained, her work operates at the intersection of spatialized sound, frequency and perception, performance, social and historical references. Whether recording inside physical objects or the human body, within architecturally resonant spaces or outdoor resonant canyons, American composer Miya Masaoka creates incongruencies that feed the paradox of the contemporary condition. Her new solo work for Wave Field Synthesis Array and solo performer will connect the artistic practices of notated composition, alternative personas, and hybrid acoustic-electronic performance on Japanese traditional string instruments such as the koto and ichigenkin.

Events and Residencies

Friday / March 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm

EMPAC Spring 2022

Miya Masaoka, Bora Yoon, Nina Young, and Pamela Z
August 12–16, 2021
Miya Masaoka, Nina C. Young, Bora Yoon, and Pamela Z
Friday / March 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

EMPAC Spring 2021

In conversation with Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
Thursday / March 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm

EMPAC Spring 2021

In conversation with Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
Wednesday / March 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

EMPAC Spring 2021

In conversation with Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
Tuesday / October 6, 2020

EMPAC Fall 2020

Residency, Commission
Miya Masaoka