Good morning. We’re taking off tomorrow and Friday.
Today we’re listening to Midori Hirano, a Japanese composer and pianist based in Berlin. This is the second time we’re featuring Hirano. She combines the rich character of acoustic piano with synths and digital effects, constructing a sound scene around the mechanical classical core. We’re first playing Invisible Island, her record from January 2020. This one showcases her signature sound but also includes the occasional drum machine or, as on “Belong,” a duet with a violinist. We’re also re-upping Hirano’s improvisatory album from 2018.
Have a really nice rest of your week.