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Miya Masaoka Calendar

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


The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University

February 23, 2017, 1 pm

The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, 310 Dodge Hall:  Complex Issues: Triangle of Resistance:

Miya Masaoka, Sound Arts, in conversation with Tom Kalin, Film

MFA Sound Arts Director Miya Masaoka discusses the album Triangle of Resistance, critically acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal for its “deeply expressive hybrid style,” including its musical and sound structures, timbres, and the creative process derived from the experience of incarceration of her family during WWII in the Japanese-American Internment camps.

This conversation with Tom Kalin, Film, explores political hysteria, otherness, and how the trauma of these experiences were translated into sound.

Complex Issues explores difference, visibility, and representation through recent work by faculty of Columbia University and Columbia University School of the Arts in particular. On a monthly basis, conversations invite challenging questions of racial, ethnic, gender, economic, sexual, religious, and cultural complexity, and how they are articulated across discipline and genre today.

Columbia University School of the Arts


Complex Issues: Triangle of Resistance

Music From Japan, Scandanavia House, Victor Borge Hall

February 19, 2017, 5:30 PM $29. At the door

Scandanavia House,  58 Park Avenue, New York City

Miya Masaoka: Improvisations: Shakuhachi master Akikazu Nakamura, Miya Masaoka, koto, Brad Garton, computer

New Directions in Japanese Contemporary Music, curated by Fuyoko Fukunaka. Also works by Yoshiaki Onishi and other composers. Momenta String Quartet, Elizabeth Brown also performing

Brown University, Music Now, A Forum for Contemporary Music

February 17, 2017,@ 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Composer, sound and performance artist Miya Masaoka will be speaking about her recent work

Free & open to the public


Park Avenue Armory

February 6th Park Avenue Armory:

Memorial for Pauline Oliveros

Vagina Dialogues: Please see website for full listing of installations, events, concerts

Monday, February 6, 2017

Installations, Meditations, Stories, and Performances
Evening Concert — SOLD OUT!
8:00pm; reservations required

Fridman Gallery, New York

New Ears Festival 2017      January 12, 8:00 PM $20.

A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

Vagina Dialogues, Vagina Listening Session

16 tuned metal chairs, each to a specific frequency

2nd set: Byron Westbrook and Ursula Scherrer