Midori Hirano is a Berlin-based musician, composer and producer. 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.
She has released two albums on noble label. Her second, “klo:yuri”(2008), saw her further develop her sound, garnering critical acclaim from various media including TIME magazine , BBC radio and FACT Magazine. Over the following years Midori has performed live throughout Europe and Japan. Her third album “Minor Planet” was released on sonic pieces in September 2016.
Besides producing her own works, she has composed 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 HongKong International Film Festival, among others.
01 Key - Flee [Empiric Records, 2016]
02 Moom瑠 - Indigoマゼラン:アスファルト [Clay, 2005]
03 Loke Rahbek - Like a Still Pool [Editions Mego, 2017]
04 CoH - Path. # 4 [Raster-Noton, 2006]
05 John Chantler - Second December [Room40, 2016]
06 Lorn - Acid Rain [Wednesday Sound, 2014]
07 AGF - Greim X93 [Not On Label, 2016]
08 Maxwell August Croy - Glass Anemone [Psychic Troubles Tapes, 2016]
09 Helm - The Evening In Reverse [Pan, 2015]
10 Ø - Neutronit [Sähkö Recordings, 2014]
11 Ripatti - #39 [Ripatti, 2013]
12 MimiCof - Yellow Town [Alien Transistor, 2017]
13 Skist - Proof [Polarity Records, 2002]
14 Loke Rahbek - City Of Women [Editions Mego, 2017]
15 Tujiko Noriko + Nobukazu Takemura - Far Away From Pajama Days [Happenings, 2012]
16 Space Dimension Controller - Confined To Deep Space [R & S Records, 2011]
17 Driftmachine - Nunc Stans [Umor Rex, 2016]
18 Erik K Skodvin - Moving Mistake [Sonic Pieces, 2014]
19 Ytamo + Midori Hirano - Who Is There? [Not On Label, 2016]
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