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Columbia Composers and MFA Sound Art


    Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
    22 Boerum Place/Brooklyn/NY

    Installations: 6-7 PM
    Concert: 7-9 PM

    MFA Sound Art Info Sesssion: 5:30 PM

MFA Open Studios


    Columbia University School of the Arts
    Visual Arts/Sound Art
    MFA Open Studios
    Sunday, November 12, 2017
    Prentis Hall Studios will be open from 3–6pm
    632 West 125th Street, New York, NY

    Featuring work by Sound Art MFA candidates:
    Ethan Edwards
    Lemon Guo

Works in Progress: Ecological Approaches in Thinking and Making


    Works in Progress: Ecological Approaches in Thinking and Making
    Wednesday, November 15
    6:30-8:30 PM
    Prentis 101, 632 West 125th Street, Columbia University

    Please join us for the first Works in Progress (WiP) event of the 2017-18 academic year, “Ecological Approaches in Thinking and Making,” which will bring together faculty and students from Columbia’s Graduate Art History, Visual Arts, Architecture, and Music programs to discuss current projects relating to ecology and ecocriticism, the natural and the synthetic, and new systems of imaging the world emerging out of the Anthropocene.

    presentations and works by:
    Gabriel Ruiz-Larrea
    Lemon Guo
    Lucie Vítková
    Vered Engelhard

Liminal | Qubit


    November 15 – November 21, 2017

    One Brooklyn Bridge Park (waterfront side of 360 Furman Street between Piers 5 + 6)
    Brooklyn, NY

    Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 15, 6 – 9 pm
    Performances by Jeff Snyder, Cenk Ergün and Philip White.

    Event: Sunday, November 19, 4 pm
    Performances by Alec Hall and Martin Hiendl, Sam Yulsman, Gabrielle DaCosta and Justin Cabrillos

    Event: Monday, November 20, 7:30 pm
    Performance by Weston Olencki and Brandon Lopez

    Open Hours: Thursday, November 16 – Tuesday, November 21, 1 – 6pm
    Installation “11,000 sq ft of Air” will be visible 24/7 will be on view 24/7, through window.

    more info

Zosha DiCastri — World New Music Days


    Dear Life for orchestra, soprano, and recorded narrator, performed at World New Music Days in Vancouver on Nov.2.

    more info

Miya Masaoka: Upcoming Works

    Armory Vagina Brown

    November 20: Talk at the School of Music + Recording Arts, Communication University of China, Beijing, China
    December 13-18: Vagina Chair 12 Speaker Array (chairs – with transducers- turned into an array of loud speakers tuned to specific microtonal frequencies, Kuntz Muzeum, Bonn, Germany.

“Eklekto” — David Bird



    Comment se regroupe-t-on aujourd’hui? Comment, dans la société contemporaine, se situe-t-on face à soi-même et face au(x) groupe(s)? Des jeunes compositeurs du monde entier ont répondu à l’appel à projets lancé par Eklekto, en présentant des idées musicales qui interrogent à la fois la notion de solitude et de rassemblement. < Fall in > présente la réalisation des quatre projets lauréats.

    David Bird (US)
    Decoder (2017, CM) pour trio de percussion, électronique et installation lumière

    more info


MFA Sound Art in the Library


    Friday, October 27 2017
    6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
    Music and Arts Library, Dodge Hall (Columbia University)

    Artists include:
    Ethan Edwards
    Lemon Guo
    Kamari Carter
    Lee Gilboa
    Joan Hacker
    Mengtai Zhang

    (organized by Miya Masaoka and Nick Patterson)

Exploring Scientific Data

The Hear and Now


    What: The Hear and Now – concert & installations
    When: Friday, Sept 22, 2017, 7:30pm
    Where: Columbia’s Maison Francaise, East Gallery, Buell Hall
    Cost: FREE but RSVP here

    This concert explores the intersection of new music, sound arts, electronics, choreography and image. Featuring: David Adamcyk, Camila Agosto, Katherine Balch, David Bird, Courtney Bryan, Zosha Di Castri, Dani Dobkin, Diego Espinosa, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Lu Wang, Sam Yulsman, Hannah Levinson, Maya Bennardo, Nina Guo, Eddie Kass, Julia Den Boer, Jordan Morley​, Justin Cabrillos, Gabrielle DaCosta

Miya Masaoka: A Line Becomes a Circle


    What: A Line Becomes A Circle is a Shomyo-Noh chamber opera featuring a libretto with Haiku fragments.
    When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8pm
    Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
    Cost: $25/20 Online $20/15 Doors
    Info: / (917) 267-0368
    Tickets: General Admission $20, Members/Students/Seniors $15, $25/20 Tickets at the door

Forget All This: New Works for Music & Dance

2017 Sound Arts MFA 1st Year Thesis Exhibition

    click image for full information

    April 15 – April 16
    Apr 15 at 8 PM to Apr 16 at 9 PM
    Studio@Butler, Butler Library, 2nd floor, 535 w 114th st. Columbia University

Reembodied Sound: A Symposium on Transducer-based Music and Sonic Art


Complex Issues: Triangle of Resistance


    Miya Masaoka, Sound Arts, in conversation with Tom Kalin, Film
    Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1pm
    The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Dodge Hall

Music from Japan: Festival 2017


    CMC Director Brad Garton and Sound Arts Program Director Miya Masaoka will be performing new music for koto, laptop computer and shakuhachi flute (Akikazu Nakamura).

    New York City at Scandinavia House/Victor Borge Hall
    58 Park Avenue, New York (at 37th Street)
    February 19th, 5:30pm: New Directions in Japanese Contemporary Music

    for program information and a link to ticket purchases.

Digital Amati: Structure and Interpretation of Classical Stringed Instruments


    Harry Mairson, professor of computer science, Brandeis University, and amateur violoncello maker, has conducted research on type systems in programming languages and their relation to problems in logic and complexity theory.In this lecture, he introduces the Digital Amati Project which explores the structure, interpretation, and making of stringed instruments, and how modern software can be used to represent historical practices of instrument design. The lecture discusses digital humanities tools, and the creative work done with them, and will be of interest to historians, musicologists, practitioners of digital humanities, and makers.

    February 24th, 2017
    2PM – 3PM
    Studio@Butler (Butler 208B)
    535 W 114th Street

    For more information, please visit:

Musicians Against The Executive Order

    Concept of security. Silhouette of refugee men and metal fence with barbed wire on the background of night sky

    Friday, February 3, 2017 – 7:00pm
    Italian Academy Teatro, 117th Street & Amsterdam

    Columbia University musicians and friends join forces to protest President Trump’s Executive Order barring citizens of seven nations from the USA. All proceeds will go to American Civil Liberties Union to support defenders of those barred entry to the USA. Suggested $20 donation.

    CMC highlights include: Mario Diaz de Leon, Sam Yulsman, Vicente Hansen Atria, and the music of Ashkan Behzadi amongst others.