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Midori Hirano is a Japanese musician, composer, sound artist and producer, born in Kyoto and based in Berlin since 2008. At the age of five Midori started to play the piano and later studied classical piano at the university.

She began releasing her works in 2004 under her own name, and her official solo album „LushRush“ was released by noble records in 2006. With her second release, “klo:yuri”, she developed further into sound research, receiving critical acclaim from various medias of the world including TIME magazine , BBC radio, and FACT Magazine and such.
After her relocation to Berlin in 2008, she started her other solo project MimiCof and released the first two albums on PROGRESSIVE FOrM, then the third album „Moon Synch“ on The Notwist’s Alien Transistor label.

Under the moniker MimiCof, Midori melds detailed rhythmic patterns with swirling melodic soundscapes, exploring the intersection between the natural and the artificial. She has released seven solo albums in total and performed at events such as Boiler Room Berlin, Club Transmediale, Heroines of Sound Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival and L.E.V. Festival.
She joined the first series of the compilation “SICHTEN” which is curated by Frank Bretschneider, and has been released on raster in 2018.
Her new EP „Mirrors in Mirrors“ by Australian label Daisart will be out on 5th of March in 2019, which will be followed by another full album in autumn 2019 on the Berlin based label Sonic Pieces.

Besides producing her own works, Midori Hirano has composed music for films, video installations and dance performances. The films with commissioned works by Midori have been screened at Berlin International Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Krakow Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film Festival, among others.

Out now :

Midori Hirano - Mirrors in Mirrors / Release Date: 05 March 2019

Midori Hirano speaks of “waning lights” and “edges blending into fog” as some of the sensory indicators inspiring Mirrors In Mirrors – her debut on Daisart – and these Impressionistic sentiments are deeply imbued within Hirano’s delicate, restrained compositions. The hallmarks of modern classical, electronica and ambient are adopted as an assemblage to explore nuanced tones and techniques less dictated by those stylistic underpinnings, perhaps somewhere hovering between – but never too far away – keenly aware of form and function.
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Recent releases :

"SICHTEN 1" a compilation curated by Frank Bretschneider
Including 2 tracks by MimiCof aka Midøri Hiranø

Lali Puna w/ MimiCof - Everything Counts On​ (of the album Two Windows) - Morr Music

Midori Hirano - Minor Planet - Sonic Pieces 024

Mimicof - Moon Synch - Alien Transistor

MimiCof - “Opal” taken from the album “Moon Synch” on Alien Transistor
Video directed by Kaliber16/Markus Wambsganss

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