Masataka Odaka is a New York based bassist/composer who writes and performs music for film and theater as well as music for its own sake. He has performed with artists from various disciplines that range from jazz to Broadway to classical including Rory Stuart, Jane Ira Bloom, Joseph Baker, Sally Mayes, William Electric Black, Stefania de Kenessey, Thomas Piercy, Barbara Mallow, Ensemble du Monde and has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Trinity Church, Sweet Rhythm, LaMama, Pianos, and the Tenri Cultural Institute. In the spring of 2008, he created an original score for the Eugene Lang College production of The Tempest (C. Rubino) and conducted the ensemble of string quartet, soprano, mixed percussion and chorus. Most recently he wrote and recorded an original score with a string quintet for the short film The Wife directed by Jamal Hodge. Masataka holds a BA and BFA from the Eugene Lang College and New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, respectively.