Hiroya Miura, a native of Sendai, Japan, has been active as a composer and performer in North America. He holds a D.M.A. degree from Columbia University, and he is associate professor of music at Bates College, where he teaches music theory and composition, and directs the college orchestra. Acclaimed by Allan Kozinn of the New York Times as "acidic and tactile," his compositional output typically mirrors his multiple musical roles, and creates "the charm resulting from continuous changes of balance." Miura has composed works for Speculum Musicae, New York New Music Ensemble, American Composers Orchestra, Juilliard Percussion Ensemble, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and members of Reigakusha (gagaku ensemble based in Tokyo), which were presented in venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, Annenberg Center, and Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery, Carnegie Hall's Japan-NYC festival, Sendai Mediatheque, Tome art Triennale (Miyagi, Japan), Centro de Arte Pepe Espaliu (Cordoba, Spain), Vacances Percutantes (Marmande, France), Centro Cultural Moca (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and Sogakudo hall (Tokyo). he is also a founding member of the electronic improvisation unit, No One Receiving, whose debut album from the Grain of Sound has won critical acclaim in Europe and the United States. Bio courtesy of his website.