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Miya Masaoka

Miya Masaoka (born in Washington, USA; lives in New York City, NY, USA) is an American artist and composer. Her work explores bodily perception of vibration, movement, and time while foregrounding complex timbre relationships. Her work has been presented at the Venice Biennale; MoMA PS1, New York City; Kunstmuseum Bonn; and the Caramoor, NY. She is a 2019 Studio Artist for the Park Avenue Armory, and has previously received a Doris Duke Artist Award, Fulbright, and Alpert Award in the Arts. She teaches at Columbia University, New York City where she is the Director of the Sound Art Program.

Programs

Miya Masaoka: Sonifying the Plants

Location: Graduate Gallery of OCADU

A performative lecture and demonstration of Masaoka’s pioneering interactive work using the biological response of plants. Masaoka’s works with plants have been exhibited at NIME, Ircam, France, the Gutenberg Sound Art Academy, Germany Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors (Instrument…

TELLINGS: A Post-Human Vocal Concert

Location: Graduate Gallery of OCADU

TELLINGS: A Post-Human Vocal Concert seeks to challenge traditional conceptions of voice. Artists working experimentally with sound—live electronics, deep listening, sound art—perform compositions that explore new modes of vocal production. The experimental vocal compositions in solo and ensemble formats question the way we imagine the body of a voice and…

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