miya masaoka

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Bees

Bees: A series of compositions and large-scale video multimedia spanning from 1996–2001
The original Bee Project #1 premiered at the Oakland Museum as part of Sound Culture 1996. Performers: Wendy Reid; violin, Gino Robai; percussion; Miya Masoaka, koto. A glass-enclosed bee hive of 3,000 bees sits on stage, and bee sounds are amplified and sent through a mixer, manipulated in real time according to the instructions in the score.

Several performances and re-interpretations later, in 2001 the Bee Project #5 premiered at the LAB in San Francisco. For this large scale work, bee sounds were spatialized and sent to eight channels to create a ““bee hive sound environment” with bee sounds filtered and mapped in B Format software, which twisted and tilted the sound on the X and Y axes.

Downloadable photo in Media Files.

Ritual With Giant Hissing Madagascar Cockroaches

Downloadable photo in Media Files.

Ritual

2002; Le Centrale, Montreal, Canada. Downloadable photo in Media Files.

 


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