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Miki Kaneda

post Contributor Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, School of Music, Boston University Harvard University

As a scholar and teacher, Miki aims to increase meaningful conversations between researchers and practitioners of sonic and visual arts in order to address the relationship between politics, culture, and the arts in ways that reach beyond institutional boundaries. Trained in musicology and ethnomusicology, her research interests and publication topics include the transnational flows of experimental music, graphic scores, art and the everyday, and media ecologies in postwar Japan. Her current book project, titled “The Unexpected Collectives: Intermedia Art and Postwar Japan,” is an ethnographic and historical study that uses intermedia (a kind of multimedia art) as a vehicle to examine collaborative artistic and social processes in postwar Japan. Previously, Miki was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, and a C-MAP Mellon Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art, where she was founding co-editor of post.at.moma.org.

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Group Ongaku

Posted on 15 Feb

Thanks for your comment, Gamall (I think you are the first person to comment on this site!!!). Michelle does ask about Group Ongaku in the interview. Check out video 1 from around 6:50--. I completely agree that Group Ongaku is very important. In fact, I'm beginning to think that Group Ongaku is hugely important, not only in the history of experimental music in Japan, but also for experimental arts in Japan. In fact, in a recent interview (forthcoming on post--stay tuned!), Tone Yasunao was telling me about artist Kazakura Sho's claim to being an honorary member of Group Ongaku with his performances.

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Thanks for your comment, Gamall (I think you are the first person to comment on this site!!!). Michelle does ask about Group Ongaku in the interview. Check out video 1 from around 6:50--. I completely agree that Group Ongaku is very important. In...

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Great additions!

Posted on 25 Feb

These are great, Gamall and Joseph! Thanks for the additions.

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These are great, Gamall and Joseph! Thanks for the additions.

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a peach at the top of my 5:00am shift. food items: peach. place & time: ridgewood, ny. 5:04 am, EST.

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a peach at the top of my 5:00am shift. food items: peach. place & time: ridgewood, ny. 5:04 am, EST.

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Posted on 6 Sep

From a musical perspective, it's so often just taken for granted that sound is primarily an acoustic phenomenon to be heard and sensed by the ears. But I love these videos because by being silent, they make you realize that sound is also physical, in motion, and material. Katarzyna, have you checked out Emily Thompson's book, The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933? Your piece made me think of her text, where she writes a history of modernity in America by looking at the construction of symphony halls, the soundscape of the modern American city, technologies of electroacoustic sound reproduction, and how all this changed the way people listened, sensed, and came to terms with "modernity."

Awesome videos! I'm so happy that they're finally up on post!

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From a musical perspective, it's so often just taken for granted that sound is primarily an acoustic phenomenon to be heard and sensed by the ears. But I love these videos because by being silent, they make you realize that sound is also physical,...

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Posted on 21 May

Speaking of Cage... you can find a fantastic "living archive" of John Cage-related materials including scores, manuscripts, and recent performances organized by the NYPL here: http://exhibitions.nypl.org/johncage/manuscripts

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Speaking of Cage... you can find a fantastic "living archive" of John Cage-related materials including scores, manuscripts, and recent performances organized by the NYPL here: http://exhibitions.nypl.org/johncage/manuscripts

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Posted on 8 Oct

Such amazing materials! I'm currently planning a course at Boston University on "Music and Electricity" for 2015, so these pieces are definitely on the list of things to talk about. Thanks so much for making these super rare sounds available.

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Such amazing materials! I'm currently planning a course at Boston University on "Music and Electricity" for 2015, so these pieces are definitely on the list of things to talk about. Thanks so much for making these super rare sounds available.

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