- Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)
Admission is free.
Masahiro Miwa was born in Tokyo in 1958. He first ventured into the musical world when he formed a rock band with his friends at Tokyo Metropolitan Kunitachi Senior High School in 1974. In 1978 he moved to Germany to attend the National Academy of Art in Berlin, where he studied composition under Isang Yun. From 1985 he studied under Günther Becker at the Robert Schumann National Academy in Düsseldorf and attended Clarence Barlow's computer music classes at the Music University in Cologne. He taught computer and electronic music at the Academy from 1986 and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne from 1995.
He has been involved in various projects, including a monologue opera and an installation work in collaboration with other artists, creative/intellectual/lecture activities as Formant Brothers, and recordings. He is the author of "Music Theory in the Computer Age" in 1995, and "The Music, Art and Thoughts of Masahiro Miwa: 1998-2010" which received an award from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2010. He is currently professor and dean at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Japan.