As a live recording engineer, Masaki Araya freelanced twice for The PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago on 98.7 WFMT broadcast live at Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL in 2009. Under Mary Mazurek, he assisted engineered the pianist, Maya Brodotskaya (February 6, 2009) and violin, cello, and piano trio, Trio Voce (February 27, 2009) performances. He filled in for engineer, Joshua Sauvageau,to record the International Chamber Artists’ Clarinet Kaleidoscope performance at St. Gregory The Great church, on September 18, 2011 and January 20, 2013.
As an audio documentarian and producer, thanks to Jeremy Richards, his five minute audio documentary, “The Saddest Day” , aired on KUOW Presents on 94.9 FM KUOW, an NPR affiliate, in Seattle, WA in 2011. He is currently working on another audio documentary featuring boxer, Felix “The Problemsolver” Abner.
As a voice over recorder, along with help from Jonathan Short, he recorded actor/ model Josh Pertler for the movie, Mouthpiece, which stars LaMonica Garrett (Transformers, Sons of Anarchy). It is written, directed and created by David Merritt II.
Masaki is currently working on new projects.