22 — 24.09 2023


Midori Hirano is a Japanese musician, composer, sound artist and producer, born in Kyoto and based in Berlin since 2008.

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 EP „Mirrors in Mirrors“ by Australian label Daisart has been released in 2019, followed by the album „Invisible Islands” on the Berlin based label Sonic Pieces in January 2020.

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.