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Masahiro Miwa (Composer)
Has presented the opera, The New Era, the sound installation, Matarisama Dolls, and Bolero by Muramatsu Gear Engine for orchestra, as well as authored Music Theory in the Computer Age and produced many CD collections of works. He is also a winner of the Ars Electronica Gran Prix Golden Nica Award in the category of Digital Musics (2007).

Autonomous Decentralized Body System
Autonomous Decentralized System is a mechanism forming a whole system from only the local interactions of each of its components without a structure integrating the whole system. The new music methodology that has been promoted thus far as Reverse Simulation Music is in that sense musical/artistic expression by an autonomous decentralized system realized through human power. IAMAS students are also coming to test the possibilities of this new methodology. This is the yet unexplored, fertile field for computer algorithms and human bodies to meet; the techne (art-technology) itself that allows us as humans to live immersed in modern technology!

Matari-O-Max | Masahiro Miwa
Matarisama practice software. Developed for mastering experience of the rules of suzukake that is usually difficult to practice alone. Afterwards a presentation will be held on Matari-O-Max/VR carried out by a robot arm, and TeleMatari that performs matarisama on a network.

Reverse Simulation Music | 2002 | Masahiro Miwa
This is an introduction video that explains using Miwa’s own works including Matarisama as examples that employ the concept of Reverse Simulation Music, a new music methodology that won the Golden Nica at this year’s Prix Ars Electronica.

The Matarisama Dolls | 2003 | Masahiro Miwa+Noriaki Ogasawara
Matarisama Dolls is not a computer, nor a human, but a machine that implements matarisama. The eight Matarisama Dolls driven by water current function as eight humans, or as eight XOR operators that ready the memory of one beat.

The Matarisama Dolls [3D-CG version] | 2003 | Yoshiyuki Sakuragi
The objective for this work began as an explanation for The Matarisama Dolls using CG based on the actual work. However, the virtual water used in the CG required an accurate structure of the model, and so the work ultimately developed into a simulation that required further detailed observation and understanding about the dolls.

matarisama Binary | 2007 | Norihisa Nagano
matarisama Binary is software that allows one to listen to the matarisama algorithm as sound.
The bits, or 0 and 1 binary world, in the matarisama algorithm can be experienced as sound.

moids | 2006 | Kazuki Saita+Soichiro Mihara+Hiroko Mugibayashi
The "moids" model consists of 48 electroacoustic devices that generate sound autonomously, in accordance with certain rules. These devices, containing built-in microphones and speakers, react in response to sounds made by the audience, and by the whole environment. In this way, they create a dynamic acoustic environment in an autonomous, decentralized, and coordinated fashion. Like a chorus of singing crickets or frogs, a harmonious concert can be achieved, with each device working independently. moids is an non-deterministic model that creates sound instantaneously in reaction to accidental changes in the environment.

Body Training Time | Masahiro Miwa
Aug.25 / 26 12:00 - 15:00
Saturday and Sunday, August 25/26, 12:00 - 15:00
Reverse Simulation Music transmitted directly from IAMAS Professor Masahiro Miwa! Eight players will train and showcase Matarisama Dolls and Jaiken Drumming. Feel free to jump in and participate.
Participants: 16

Body Show Time
Sunday, August 26, 15:00 - 17:00
Body Training Time will be presented and musical pieces composed by students and graduates will be performed.
Featuring: Body Training members, Yoshihisa Suzuki,Yasuno Miyauchi,and more.


Body Show Time
Chromatist | 2005 | Yoshihisa Suzuki
This game piece was made because of the relationship between pianist's fingers and the chromatic scale on the keyboard. Scale of two voice part from the player's fighting plays the music only to face victory
or defeat.


Body Show Time
breath strati | 2007 | Yasuno Miyauchi
This choral work involves women generating high-pitched delicate harmonic head tones to create sound images that transform like swirling air or mist.Please feel this transparent mysterious reverberation on your skin.

In the Ima-karada exhibition seven themes are established in seven areas. The areas are coordinated by seven faculty members with different backgrounds.