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Composer Portraits

Miya Masaoka

Thursday, March 6, 2025, 7:30PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Single Tickets on Sale July 15 at 12PM

The Guggenheim and Rome Prize-winning composer, performer, and installation artist Miya Masaoka creates and shares new sounds, sometimes from her own recording inside an object, a plant, or the human body. This Portrait showcases her exploration of the natural world and the bodily perception of vibration, movement, and time, with a world-premiere commission for long-time Miller collaborators International Contemporary Ensemble, alongside three recent works that illuminate her consistently innovative artistic practice.

Miya Masaoka by Rob Davidson 960x1446
photo by Rob Davidson for Miller Theatre at Columbia University

The Guggenheim and Rome Prize-winning composer, performer, and installation artist Miya Masaoka creates and shares new sounds, sometimes from her own recording inside an object, a plant, or the human body. This Portrait showcases her exploration of the natural world and the bodily perception of vibration, movement, and time, with a world-premiere commission for long-time Miller collaborators International Contemporary Ensemble, alongside three recent works that illuminate her consistently innovative artistic practice.

Repertoire

  • Miya Masaoka

    new work for ICE

    (2024/25) world premiere Miller Theatre commission
  • Miya Masaoka The Horizon Leans Forward (2023) for string quartet
  • Miya Masaoka Mapping a Joyful Noise (2023) for violin and tape fixed media
  • Miya Masaoka The Dust and the Noise (2013, rev. 2021) for piano, percussion, violin, and cello

Performers

  • International Contemporary Ensemble by Rob Davidson
    International Contemporary Ensemble
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