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Miya Masaoka Calendar

Pit Inn, Japan

Pit Inn, Japan

April 16,

Trio: Yukari, Flute, Tamaya, drums, Miya, koto

Shinjuku Pt Inn, Shinjuku 5 chome higashi  no aida  and Sinjuku  3 chome

Koen Dori Classics Concert Venue, Japan

May 23, 2016

Duo with Michiyo Yagi, Miya Masaoka,  Koto Summit

Tokyo Yamate Church B1, 19-5 Udawa-Cho,


Admission is 3000 yen. 19:30


MET Breuer

March 8, 2016

MET Breuer

945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

Duo with Latasha Diggs

Renssaelaer Polytechnic Institute

March 1, 2016

Artist Talk, iEar presents Miya Masaoka,  4pm-6pm, Troy NY

George Lewis curates Thomas Buckner, Earl Howard, Oliver Lake, Michael Lytle, Miya Masaoka, Ikue Mori, Andrea Parkins, Lucie Vítková

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8pm         Tickets $15

To celebrate the release of the archival CD The Kitchen Improvises: 1976–1983 on Orange Mountain Music, composer George Lewis curates an evening of performances by Thomas Buckner (voice), Earl Howard (alto saxophone and electronics), Oliver Lake (saxophones),  Lewis (electronics, trombone), Michael Lytle (clarinets), Miya Masaoka (koto and electronics), Ikue Mori (electronics), Andrea Parkins (piano), and Lucie Vítková (accordion and voice), inspired by that flowering of hybridity on the downtown New York music scene.

The Kitchen

512 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011


MZM: Myra, Zeena, Miya

January 23, 2016  8:00 pm

Myra Melford (piano) Zeena Parkins (electric harp) Miya Masaoka (koto and electronics)

CNMAT  Center for New Music and Audio Technologies

1750 Arch St, Berkeley, CA

Princeton Composition Colloquium 2015-2016


December 10, 2015, 4:30-6:30

Department of Music at Princeton

Talk with Miya Masaoka

PM Woolworth 102

Princeton University


DUO Jane Ira Bloom and Miya Masaoka

December 7, 2015 8:00pm $20/$15

Jane Ira Bloom (saxophones) and Miya Masaoka (koto)

SLM Ensemble: Solo and Chamber Works for Peace

Also on the bill: Ray Anderson, Samir Chatterjee,

David Taylor, Zafer Tawil, Refuge by Sarah Weaver

Cell Theater 338 W. 23rd St, NYC

Sons Du Champs, Network of Energy Premiere

November 19, 2015

San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego James S. Copley Auditorium
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

A concert of rare musical works by Marcel Duchamp, and original works by Miya Masaoka based on Duchamp’s ideas of sound, chance, and movement. With a cast of musicians from New York and San Diego, and members of the inimitatable Red Fish Blue Fish, Masaoka (koto) is joined by Mark Dresser (bass), Andrew Drury (percussion),Kjell Nordeson (percussion), Madison Greenstone (clarinet), Stephanie Richards(trumpet), and Sean Dowgray (percussion).


A Line Becomes A Circle (excerpt)

Saturday, November 14, 2015  8:00 PM

Miya Masaoka solo  Koto, Voice, Electronics

Mildred Sainer Pavillion

New Music New College, Sarasota, FL