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Masahiro Miwa was born in Tokyo in 1958, and formed a rock band in highschool in 1974. In 1978 he moved to Germany to attend the National Academy of Art in Berlin, where he studied composition under Isang Yun. Since 1985 he has studied under Güther Becker at the Robert Schumann National Academy in Düseldorf. He has been teaching computer- and electronic music at the Academy since 1988. In 1986 Miwa began to teach himself computer programming, and has since focused on creating computer music.
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).Masahiro Miwa
His works have been performed in Europe, Japan, the United States andCanada. He has been involved in other projects, including collaborations with Akke Wagenaar for interactive computer installations, and a house music album, "Lucky Choi" released by Meldac in 1991, "Rotküpchen-Begleiter" by Rhizome Sketch in 1995, "Gesäge des Ostens" by Fontec in 1998 and 4 CDs of "Ascending Music for the End of Century"
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