Miya Masaoka

Miya Masaoka is a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and Luciano Berio Rome Prize Fellow in Music Composition. A composer, sound artist and musician, her work explores bodily perception of vibration, movement and time while foregrounding complex timbre and spatial relationships. She has created a body of work that encompasses interdisciplinary sound art, hybrid acoustic/electronic performance, improvisation, music composition, research, sound installations, listening, and interactive media. Her work has been presented at the Venice Biennale, MoMA PS1, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Toronto Biennial, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, the ICA, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Library of Congress, Jack Quartet, Bang on a Can, Dal Niente, Del Sol, Momenta, Either/Or Ensemble, SEM Ensemble, Ensemble Evolution, Volit, Bang on a Can, Kathleen Supove, Joan Jeanrenaud, and Ostrava Days. Her installations have been commissioned by the Caramooor Sonic Innovations, and Harvestworks at Governors Island, and EMPAC for a spatialized piece for a 350 speaker array. She has been a keynote speaker for New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME) in Australia, and more recently at the KunstUniversitäte Graz in Austria. Additional awards include the Fulbright, the Alpert Award, the Doris Duke Award and the Asian Cultural Council Award. She is an Associate Professor at Columbia University and directs the Sound Art Program in Visual Arts.