This March at the Spektrum artspace in Neukölln D/B is delighted to present a special audio-visual collaboration between MimiCof a.k.a. midori hirano and Kalma VJ.
Midori hirano is a Japanese musician, composer, sound artist and producer, born in Kyoto and now based in Berlin, stems across a diverse range of genres and cultures. At the age of five Midori started learning the piano and this trigged what was to later see her study classical piano at university. Therefore her productions are based around the use of traditional instrumentation such as the piano or strings, but yet her works are so diverse and eclectic mixture of modern digital sounds with subtle electronic processing or field recordings.
For her itʼs not about creating music in its traditional forms or cliché, but about playing, mixing and finding new ways of presenting music. She has released two albums “LushRush“(2006) and ”klo:yuri“(2008) as midori hirano from MIDI Creative/noble. Her second, “klo:yuri”, saw her further develop her sound, garnering critical acclaim from various medias of the world including TIME magazine , BBC radio, and FACT Magazine and such.
Her new album as midori hirano is going to be released in spring 2016. In addition to her primary project as midori hirano which is based on acoustic instrumentation drawing melodic shapes and harmonies, she is doing another music project under the name of MimiCof focusing on electronics and beat production center which extends her range of music. As MimiCof moniker, she has released two albums “RundSkipper”(2011) and “KotoLyra”(2012) from PROGRESSIVE FOrM.
Kalma is a visual artist and a sound technician whose approach to the visual experience is intimately linked with her background of working with sound. It is spontaneous experimentation between both the languages of visual and audio. Her work as a visual artist includes interactive installations, mapping and vjing, which she combines with her passion for teaching. “For me, vjing is not a translation of sound into light and video, but an intertwining and choreographing of the parts, creating new and unrepeatable experiences from moment to moment. Sound and public play intimate rolls in this process”.
Since 2008, she has performed at art festivals and played in clubs around Europe including Contemporary Performing Arts of Glastonbury (UK), Laptoprus (Madrid), Perspective Festival, Dokfest Kassel, Krakow Fest (Germany), Fiesta is Madrid (Amsterdam), Weekend, Suicide Circus, Ohm (Berlin), Fabrik, Mondo, Goa electronic parties (Madrid). Currently living in Berlin, she organizes/hosts workshops, collaborates with a variety of artists and collectives such as Female Pressure and Raw Chicks and writes articles for Vjspain.
Mimicof + Kalma VJ
Decks: D/B Sound System
Saturday 19th March 2016 | Doors 19:00 Start 20:00
SPEKTRUMberlin | Bürknerstraße 12 | 12047 Berlin-Neukölln