Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Aug 14th 2017 to Aug 28th 2017 | Aug 6th 2018 to Aug 28th 2018 | to
  • PRACTICE : Composer/musician
  • FROM : USA
Masaoka is a classically trained musician, composer, and installation artist. She has created work for traditional Japanese instruments, chamber ensembles, symphonic orchestra, mixed choirs, telematic performances, and designed interactive wearable textiles. She has composed pieces using spatialization, sonification of data, mapped behavior of plants, brain activity, and insect movement. The Wire calls her work, “virtuosic, magnificent… essential.” Awards include the prestigious Doris Duke Award, the Alpert Award, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, The Wattis Fellowship, ASCAP, Asian Cultural Council Japan Fellowship, the MAP Fund, Asian Art Foundation, the Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, and Issue Project Room Residency. She has collaborated and worked with many leading artists including Pharoah Sanders, Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Christian Wolff, and Zeena Parkins, among others. She is currently teaching at Columbia University in the Sound Arts Department, and has been a faculty member of the Milton Avery MFA Sound/Music Department at Bard College since 2003. In 2016, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Japan. Read more at miyamasaoka.com.