Midori Hirano is a classically trained pianist, composer and producer born in Kyoto and based in Berlin. Her music combines acoustic instrumentation with a broad spectrum of electronic sounds, field recordings and digital processing.
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 and performed at events such as Boiler Room Berlin, Club Transmediale, Heroines of Sound Festival, and Rotterdam International Film Festival.
In addition to her work as a recording artist, she composes music for film, video art and contemporary dance. Her scores have been featured at numerous festivals, including Berlin International Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, and Krakow Film Festival. Midori is currently scoring her first feature film, and she recently scored four-part Amazon Prime Series All or Nothing: Die Nationalmannschaft in Katar.
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