Groundreaking Composer, Performance Artist Miya Masaoka Continues New Music New College Season
Miya Masaoka is a musician and composer and performance artist who has reinvented the Japanese koto with computers, lasers and real-time processing.
She also is a performance artist who incorporates the natural world – plants, insects, and amplification of human heartbeats and brainwaves – into her live performances.
The Los Angeles Times writes: “Masterful and conceptually restless koto player Miya Masaoka has made it her business to usher the Japanese instrument into contemporary contexts, combining respect for tradition with new musical applications.”
At New College, using the koto, resonant objects, video projections, electronics, and a wearable percussion dress, Masaoka will present a program of pieces, including an excerpt of a new work, “A Line Becomes A Circle.”
To learn more about Miya Masaoka, visit http://www.newmusicnewcollege.org/masaoka.html
Miya Masaoka: A Line Becomes a Circle
Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8:00 p.m.
Sainer Pavilion, New College of Florida, 5313 Bay Shore Road
Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m.
Artist Conversation, Thursday, Nov. 12, 5:00 p.m., Sainer Pavilion (free)
Tickets: $15. Call 941-487-4888 or visit https://donate.ncf.edu/newmusictix
New College of Florida is a national leader in the arts and sciences and is the State of Florida’s designated honors college for the liberal arts. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in America by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review, New College attracts highly motivated, academically talented students from 38 states and 23 foreign countries. A higher proportion of New College students receive Fulbright awards than graduates from virtually all other colleges and universities.