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Chikashi Miyama

Chikashi Miyama

Chikashi Miyama’s performance consists of four quasi-improvisatory pieces for Seven Eyes and Peacock: self-designed box-shaped sensor-based performance interfaces.  These interfaces detect the movement of performer’s hands using several infrared proximity sensors, convert it to digital data, and control parameters of synthesizers running on a laptop based on the captured data. Two pieces of them, Black Vox and Angry Sparrow,were selected by ICMC and NIME in 2009 and 2010.  The performance also includes Liquid Flame , a live multi-media performance for Peacock and interactive video.  In this piece, an OpenGL-based software developed by the performer generates video images in realtime utilizing physic-based particle engine.  The fourth piece is a completely new work to be premiered at BEAM.


Black VoxAngry SparrowLiquid Flame (fixed video version — will be performed live in the festival)


Chikashi Miyama is a composer, video artist, interface designer, and performer. He received his MA (2004) from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan, and Nachdiplom (2007) from Music academy of Basel, Switzerland. He is currently attending the State University of New York at Buffalo for his ph.D, and teaching electronic music as a TA. He has studied under Takayuki Rai, Georg Friedrich Haas, Jacob Ulmann, Erik Oña, and Cort Lippe. His compositions have received a second prize in SEAMUS commission competition (2010/St. Cloud, USA), a special prize in Destellos Competition (2009/Argentina), and a honorable mention in the Residence Prize section of the Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition (2002/France). In addition, he was selected for SUNY chancellor’s award (2011/USA). His works and papers have been accepted by ICMC ten times, by NIME four times, and selected by various international festivals in 17 countries.