Miya Masaoka is a classically trained composer, kotoist and sound artist who creates works for musicians, installations and choirs. Her works have been performed in Europe, Japan, Canada, Eastern Europe, India and the United States.
"This requires patient listening to appreciate, but those who take the time will marvel at how ingeniously Masaoka can challenge and change perceptions of what is, and isn't, music. By the album's conclusion, Jeanrenaud's piercing extended cello techniques are almost indistinguishable from the bird calls and jet roars they accompany. It's a potent reminder that what matters most in Masaoka's visionary work is the whole, not the individual components, and that intriguing music may be as close as the next hillside or canyon."
--George Varga, San Diego Union Tribune
Check out the artist's website:
1. For Birds, Planes and Cello