I will be creating three different but related works. First, I will be composing a piece entitled The Horizon Leans Forward for the celebrated International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Second, I will create field recordings from the local urban and country landscapes in and around Rome to be incorporated into both a composition for ICE and an installation at Governors Island in New York. Third, I will research the history of three-dimensional drawings in Italy during the Renaissance and create a sound installation referencing depth perception in vision and sound from both a fifteenth-century Renaissance and contemporary standpoint. I look forward to deepening my practice involving composition, sonic and spatial perception, from a both a Western and Japanese sensibility.
The photograph of Miya Masaoka was taken by Heike Liss.