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Miya Masaoka Calendar


The Stone 8:30   $20

MZM, Myra Melford, piano, Zeena Parkins, harps, Miya Masaoka, kotos

Ave. C and 2nd St.


Issue Project Room

June 2, 2017

22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Duo:   Chris Pitsiokos & Miya Masaoka


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University of Montreal, Canada

June 1, 2017

Memorial for Pauline Oliveros concert

Details TBA

Vision Festival 2017

May 30, 2017

Vision Festival:  String Stories

Miya Masaoka, koto, Joelle Leandre, bass, Robert Dick, Flutes

Details TBA

Roulette A Shomyo-Noh chamber opera reading

May 10,  2017  Roulette    509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

A Line Becomes A Circle: A Shomyo-Noh chamber opera reading composed by Miya Masaoka, Libretto: Shiki Masaoka (1867-1902)

Masaoka’s Shomyo-Noh chamber opera, with text from Haiku fragments of the dying poet, Shiki Masaoka, is both sparse and rich; a weaving of bel canto opera with Shomyo and Noh vocalizations and percussion. Masaoka recently returned from studying Noh on a Fulbright to Japan in 2016.

Shomyo-Noh singer Makiko Sakurai flies from Japan and Soprano Ann Moss from San Francisco. A Line Becomes A Circle was recently performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and Theater of Yugen in San Francisco. The performance is one hour.  

Composer, koto, Noh vocals, movement: Miya Masaoka

Shomyo chant vocals, Noh vocals, movement: Makiko Sakurai:

Soprano: Ann Moss

Percussionist: Chris Nappi

Gallery 456, Soho, NYC

May 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Solo set on the Electric One String

And later joined by Charmaine Lee, vocals

Chinese American Arts Council (Gallery 456) in SoHo

456 Broadway # 3, New York, NY 10013      $15.00

Spectrum: Masaoka – Vitkova – Ilgenfritz – Hein

Friday, March 24, 2017

Miya Masaoka – one-stringed koto, preperations

Lucie Vítková – accordion

James Ilgenfritz – doubelbass

Nicola L. Hein – guitar

19:00 or 20:00 PM



The Stone, NYC

March 22, 2017  9:00 PM One set

Robert Dick, Flutes, Miya Masaoka, koto, Ken Filiano 9:00 set (second set)


National Sawdust Inn-Fest

March 11, 2017, 7:00 PM $32. at the door

80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Triangle of Resistance 

Jennifer Choi, Vln, Melissa Tong, Vln, Lev “ljova” Zhurbin, Vla, Alex Waterman, Cello, Ben Vida,

Analog modular synth, Satoshi Takeishi, Japanese Percussion, Miya Masaoka, koto, Gordon Beeferman, conductor

Many exciting artists on Innova Records

University of Maine, concert, studio visits

March 1-2   2017, 7:00 PM

The Intermedia MFA Tuesdays at the IMRC Lecture Series