• Cubistics, a 3-dimensional score for audience mental mapping and musicians

    Cubistics is a composition for audience mental mapping and musicians by Miya Masaoka. This piece requires audience participation. The audience is requested to follow the mental mapping of a 3-dimensional shape — that of a cube — along with the musicians. 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. The plant  is “speaking,” or expressing the voice of living things, which might otherwise be construed as silent, mute, and passive. The response of the plant and its root system in real time is a manifestation, metaphor of… 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 »

  • Singing River So To Speak*

    July 6, 2019 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada Ensemble Evolution; Commissioned work, conducted by Steve Schick; flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano, percussion,  violin, viola, cello.  *based on the poem by Maya Angelou, “On The Pulse of Morning”… More »

  • Listen Ahead traffic signs

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  • Solar Wind

    Joelle Leandre (contrabasse), Rober Dick (flutes) and Miya Masaoka (koto) TRIO… More »

  • Listen Ahead: Ear Hut

    Listen Ahead consists of a series of traffic signs, and the Ear Hut, a small structure that is designed to privilege the ear over the eye… More »

  • Park Ave Armory Artist Studio: UPDATED PROGRAM

    Programmatic Updates to Miya Masaoka’s Armory Performances (including interactive work with plants) The program for Miya Masaoka’s upcoming performances at Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday, March 13, have been updated. In place of The Long Arc of Time Noh opera, the program will now include a number of new works by Masaoka, performed with her… More »

  • O Plant!

    detail. Houseplant, electronics, wire, wood. sound… More »