Composer and Professor,Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Science (IAMAS)
Born in 1958, MIWA studied composition at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Robert Schumann Hochschule. He is currently a professor at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Gifu Prefecture. He has composed many works by the algorithmic composition method on computer. Among his compositions are the opera The New Era and the orchestral piece Bolero by Muramatsu Gear Engine. Publications include Miwa Masahiro Ongaku Geijutsu Zenshiko 1998-2010 (The Musical Art of Miwa Masahiro: Complete Thoughts 1998-2010; Artes Publishing, 10) and the CD Muramatsu Gear (Le Sacre du Printemps; 2012). He is also active in events and lectures as a member of the composition cooperative Formant Brothers.