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midori hirano

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Born in 1979 in Kyoto.
midori hirano started creating music on her computer after graduating from university with a major in classical piano.
In 2004, she released the EP "Poet at the Piano" from Luxembourg label soundzfromnowhere and participated in shows throughout Europe.
In September 2006, she worked with guest musicians on her first album "LushRush" released from noble records. Following the release, she has played both with bands and as a solo performer mainly in the Kansai area. Musicians that she has performed with in the past include Momus, Shugo Tokumaru, O.lamm, mama!milk, mamie-MU (dumbtype), and YTAMO (Urichipangoon), among others.
In addition to her own work, midori hirano also works with domestic and international artists in remixes, collaborations, and label compilations, and also creates soundtracks for European and Asian films.
In February 2008, she participated in the “Berlinale Talent Campus”, a program for young filmmakers hosted by the Berlin International Film Festival. She was the only Japanese artist to be invited in the composer category.
In October 2008, the release of her new full album "klo:yuri", her first album in 2 years, is scheduled to take place.


2004 : Poet at the Piano (soundzfromnowhere)
2006 :  LushRush (noble)
2008:klo:yuri (noble)


2003 : "UnLimit" (THREE'S FILM WORKS) ...inc. white tale
2005 : "Voices In My Head "(Worthy Reocrds) ...inc. nothing to be
2006 : "Diary of A Sweet Day" (post disco.) ...inc. daylight
2006 : "Pain Perdu / Pot Pourri" (Collectif Effervescence) ...inc. after the rain
2007 : "Add to Friends" (Someone Good) ...inc. Cells That Smell Sounds


2005 : shugo tokumaru "NPRMX" (our small label) ...inc. light chair
2006 : RF "Springs, re:makes and mixes of RF" (Odd Shaped Case) ...inc. spring
2006 : V.A. "FORMS"(Intikrec) ...inc. Hypo "New World Menuet" 


vocal participation
2006 : O.lamm "Monolith" (Active Suspension) ...inc. silviphobia
2008 : V.A. "Favourite Places"(Audiobulb) ...inc. RF "A Place For Saving" 
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