1. Miya Masaoka: Koto and Electronics performance at the Walker Art Center Gallery, 2011
    Koto, Computer, Laser Koto interface, small instruments, a structured improvisation

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  2. MUSIC AND INSTRUMENT DESIGN: MIYA MASAOKA, VIDE.O PROJECTION: MICHELLE HANDELMAN, MOVEMENT: MARIKO MASAOKA-DREW, READING: ARNOLD DAVIDSON. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2010. The LED KIMONO has nearly 500 hand sewn LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) are soldered into a grid an inch apart, creating am extreme low resolution cloth monitor display, where pixels are an inch apart. Used in Installation and performance, this monitor displays in real time and can abstractly reveal movement and shapes. Alternatively, the computer code controlling each individual light can create patterns that move in precise ways. As an interface, it is also tricked out with movement sensors that respond to the motion of the wearer and can process parameters of sound and light.

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  3. Miya Masaoka: Koto, Reggie Workman, Bass, Gerry Hemingway, Drums
    Guelph Jazz Festival

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  4. Laser Koto (an interface) Excerpt 4 minutes
    Redcat Theater, Los Angeles, 2008. Laser Koto interface was developed at STEIM, NL on several residencies, and at CNMAT, UC Berkeley. Laser Koto is a sophisticated design with hundreds of custom recorded samples of the koto being played using traditional and extended techniques, digital signal processing strategies and responsive gestural controllers .

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  5. Excerpt from Triangle of Resistance, composed by Miya Masaoka, video projections: Michelle Handelman, Violins: Jennifer Choi, Esther Noh, Viola, David Wallace, Cello, Alex Water. Roulette, 2013

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