Midori is a cellist, vocalist and composer with a groove-based pizzicato playing style that forms the foundations of her original music (RGM Magazine: 'Expansive, complex, and 100% impressive’). Midori’s one-of-a-kind cello/vocal videos have gained praise from Moses Sumney (’This is gorgeous, I would totally listen to this’), Madison Cunningham, Talvin Singh, and Micheal League. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Midori has self-released three EPs that gained features from China Moses (Jazz FM Late Night Track of the Week), Bandcamp Weekly, Amazing Radio, Jazz FM: 'four tracks of absolute perfection', a live show on BBC Radio London, a sold-out EP Launch show in London. Midori loves making new musical connections with her cello, voice, sense of groove, harmony and improv. Previously she's enjoyed collaborating with jazz, folk, western/Indian classical and Kirtan artists such as Patrick Watson, Jahnavi Harrison, Baluji Shrivastav, Ex:Re, Soumik Datta and Heather Nova.
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The idea was to write a song without lyrics which all ages and cultural backgrounds could sing, hum or play... An a song that wasn't restricted to particular language or a prescribed meaning/narrative. It's called 'Walking Song' - inspired by the long distances families travel to escape conflict. This draft serves as an exploration of ideas on the material. There is room for a piano solo in the middle, or even a shift in a more electronic direction (explored in the final outro).
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