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Chikashi Miyama

Year of birth, place
1979, Otsu, Japan
lives and works in
Karlsruhe, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
Institute for Music and Acoustics
At the ZKM
  • 2011 to 2012

Chikashi Miyama is a composer and programmer. He received a MA from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, a Nachdiplom from Music academy of Basel, and a Ph.D from University at Buffalo, New York. His works have been accepted by ICMC twelve times and received various international prizes. He is currently teaching at College of Music, Cologne, and working as a software developer at ZKM and ICST Zürich.


  • Screenshot der App »Zirkpad«
    • ZirkPad
    • ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, 2016
    • App
    • Language: English
    • ZirkPad is an iPad app that enables to remotely control Zirkonium Trajectory Editor v3.1, a software for 3D sound spatialization.

      This app offers following features:

      • Intuitive position and diffusion control of multiple sound...
  • Screenshot of »Sound Writer«
    • Peter Weibel, Chikashi Miyama
    • Sound Writer
    • ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, 2016
    • App
    • Language: English
    • »Sound Writer« is a 3D virtual music box, which can be played with easy finger gestures. Simply rotate the sphere in the middle of the screen by dragging it with your finger. When the pins on the surface of the sphere hit the "tone comb", sound...

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