This video is an excerpt from her performance at the New York Electronic Arts Festival. Miya Masaoka's daughter, Mariko Masaoka-Drew, performed the LED Kimono piece while she created the sound using her koto and computer.
New York-based composer and multi-media artist Miya Masaoka developed The LED Kimono Project, an installation-based media and performance piece. Featuring a kimono fabricated from over a thousand LEDs that has the capacity to respond to musical, visual, and physical conditions throughout the course of the performance.
Miya Masaoka has created works for koto, laser interfaces, laptop and video and written scores for ensembles, chamber orchestras and mixed choirs. Herwork has been presented in Japan, Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe and she has toured to India six times.
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