• John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship 2021

    April 2021: Guggenheim fellowship Miya has been named one of the awardees of the 2021 John S. Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for Musical Composition, given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional creative ability in the arts. For a full list of 2021 awardees, see here…. More »


    Masaoka has been awarded a commission to compose a new work for the legendary EMPAC Wave Field Synthesis Array, a system endowed with an unbelievable number of 558-channel discrete loudspeakers…. More »

  • When I Was A Plant v. 2 (Spanish Speaking plant, with climate data)

     2019 Toronto Biennale, Main Exhibition space November 14-December 1, 2019, curated by Myung-Sun Kim and Maiko Tanaka…. More »

  • When I Was a Plant (for multiple plants + performers)

    November 14, 2019. Artist Talk, Post Vocal Performance, Tellings, Toronto Biennial. https://torontobiennial.org/programs/miya-masaoka-sonifying-the-plants/… More »

  • I Am A Plant (response in image + sound)

    Materials:  philodendron, electronics, wire, video, sound, human interaction. Gutenberg Sound Art Academy, Mainz University, Germany, August, 2019. The symbiotic co-evolution of plants with insects, birds, and parasites resulted in a heightened sensitivity to interaction to other species, and is – in part – revealed in this interactive piece. Additionally, recent research indicates plants communicate with… More »

  • New Materialist Approaches To Sound Conference

    October 19, 9:00 AM -11:00 PM 632 w 125th St.,Prentis Hall, NYC Keynote: Nina Eidsheim Masaoka: Moderator for the Panel “Theories,” Eric Lewis, Ted Gordon. presentations by Lee Cannon-Brown, Jana Marie Perkins, Jacques Vest, Callum, Blackmore, Christina Katopodis, Vivian Luong, Amara Lawson-Chavanu, Katie J. Hickerson, Florian Walch, Seth Cluett. Organized by Sam Yulsman, Marc Hannaford,… More »

  • Transonic Orchestra/ Gene Coleman

    October 12, 2019, 6:30-9:00 Aspect 281, 990 Spring Garden Street (East Lot) Philadelphia, PA https://sitesoundphl.org/events/installation-performances-night-2/… More »

  • Thin Edge Music Series, Partial Eclipse for String Quartet

    An evening of chamber works by Tōru Takemitsu, Miya Masaoka + others Sept 20th, 2019 8:00pm 918 Bathurst, Ontario, Canada https://www.thinedgenewmusiccollective.com/events… More »

  • MZM: Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins, Miya Masaoka

    September 13 Friday, 8:30 PM, The Stone @ The New School 55 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 http://thestonenyc.com/calendar… More »

  • Gutenberg Sound Art Academy 2019

    19 – 25 August 2019 in Mainz, Germany LEITNER – MASAOKA – KIEFER From mid to end of August 2019, an international sound art summer school will be held in Mainz, Germany. Invited by Prof. Peter Kiefer, two of the most internationally renowned sound artists today will teach master classes for artists and students from… More »