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MimiCof / Midori Hirano

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Midori Hirano


Midori Hirano a.k.a. MimiCof is a Japanese musician, composer and producer, born in Kyoto and living in Berlin since 2008. She started learning the piano as a child, and this triggered what was to later see her study classical piano at university. Therefore her productions are based on the use of acoustic instruments such as the piano, strings or guitars, but yet experimental and an eclectic mixture of modern digital sounds with subtle electronic processing and field recordings. Besides producing her own works, she composes music for films, video installations and dance performances. The films that have commissioned works by Midori have been screened at Berlin International Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Krakow Film Festival and among others. MimiCof is the other solo project of her, in which she explores the realm of experimental music and detailed rhythmic patterns, combined with an idea of drawing melodic shapes and harmonies. Her recent works including her MimiCof moniker's have been released by labels such as Sonic Pieces, Daisart, Alien Transistor, raster-media, 7k! Music, Longform Editions, and Dauw.


Midori Hirano - Soniscope LP (2021)
Label: Dauw
Cover Artwork: Jelle Martens

Midori Hirano - Invisible Island (2020)
Label: Sonic Pieces
Cover Design: Torsten Posselt at FELD

MimiCof - Moon Synch LP (2017)
Label: Alien Transistor
Cover Photo: Sylvia Steinhäuser
Layout: Jana Schnell
Jewelries in Photo: Naoko Ogawa

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Last update : 09 Nov. 2021