In the bleak midwinter we did video shoot in a rare industrial building in London for ‘Lazy light ‘ from the new album ‘ I bloom’ directed by Barry Gene Murphy who made videos for ‘ I see a soul’ and ‘Think like a swarm’. William D Drake kindly joined us. We had a brilliant crew working hard in the bitter cold space like a fridge.
3RD FEBRUARY 2019
Bridge Beyond from the new album ‘ I bloom’
Performace@Cafe Oto, London on 25th November 2018 with Keiko Kitamura on Koto Film/edit by Paul Black
‘Me my ghost’ from ‘I bloom’.
@Cafe Oto on 25th November 2018 with Keiko Kitamura on Koto. Filmed and edited by Paul Black
Mieko Shimizu is a composer, producer, singer and songwriter based in London, working with both acoustic and contemporary electronic music. Her unique music spans contemporary classical, electronic, ambient and experimental. She has composed music for dance, theatre and outdoor multi-media projects including the ballet ‘The Red Balloon’ at The Royal Opera House, The British council’s annual ‘Big Dance’ in Trafalgar Square, ‘Piccadilly Circus Circus’ for the 2012 Paralympics in London’s Piccadilly Circus, the play ‘Lost Monsters’ at the Everyman Theatre Liverpool, ‘Alan Turing Commemoration’ ’Bristol, ‘World War 1 - 100 year Commemoration at BBC Manchester’s Media City in Salford, Dance/Multi-media at Kings College, London, based on Gertrude Stein’s “Tender Buttons” and an award winning short film ‘Being Bradford Dillman’.
While she was an emerging artist in residence at Southbank, she performed at many prestigious venues in London including The Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and in collaboration with many other artists including London Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performed with Nitin Sawhney and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican for Japanese silent film “Yogoto No Yume” and also featured in his score for Akram Khan's work Vertical Road at Sadlers Wells.
She released four solo albums under Mieko Shimizu aka Mico from Teichiku Records/Japan, Recommended Records/UK and an album and single of electric project.