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Improvisation for Piano in Summer 2018

by Midori Hirano

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Midori Hirano is a Japanese musician, composer and producer based 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. She has been releasing her albums under her own name on Noble Records and Sonic Pieces. She is known also as MimiCof focusing on electronic-experimental music and has performed at festivals including CTM Festival, Boiler Room Berlin, LEV Festival, etc.

Artist notes:
This piece consists of three different 10-minute-long tracks I played and recorded with the piano by completely improvising. Normally when I compose music, I always put different kinds of layers on each recordings and editing a lot with some electronic elements with a traditional idea of structuring sounds. But this time for Longform Editions I wanted to do only an improvisation just to make something simple, intuitive, and pretty raw but honest including mistakes on playing or noises which are the part of your life. It’s like a collection of analogue photos which you will never be able to edit afterwards.

For me deep listening is like walking or traveling, since I sometimes forget what I heard some minutes ago, but also want to come back to hear that at the same time.


released October 17, 2018


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