Masahiro Miwa

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Masahiro Miwa, born in 1958, is a Japanese composer.

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). 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.

Recent publications include Miwa Masahiro Ongaku Geijutsu -- Zenshiko 1998-2010 (The Musical Art of Miwa Masahiro: Complete Thoughts 1998-2010; Artes Publishing, 2010) and the CD Muramatsu Gear (Le Sacre du Printemps; 2012).

Miwa has been the recipient of many awards for his work, including: the Hambacher Prize (Germany, 1985); the Irino Prize (Japan, 1989); second prize in the Music Today Composition Contest (Japan, 1991); first prize in the Concorso Internationale Luigi Russoro (Italy, 1992); and the Muramatsu Award (Japan, 1995).

He is also active in events and lectures as a member of the composition cooperative Formant Brothers.