Mieko Shimizu is The Follow the Vikings Artist of the Day
She has created the evocative score for the event, working with traditional Viking musicians to compose a wonderful & unique composition.
A Little bit about her..
Mieko Shimizu is a Japanese composer, singer and songwriter based in London. She has released five solo albums working with acoustic, electronic and modern classical. She has composed music for dance, theatre and outdoor multi-media projects including the ballet ‘The Red Balloon’ choreographed by Aletta Collins at The Royal Opera House 2, The British council’s annual ‘Big Dance’ in Trafalgar Square, ‘Piccadilly Circus Circus’ for the 2012 Paralympics in London’s Piccadilly Circus, ‘Iris’ Video mapping of the Australian Parliament building for the Adelaide Festival, Australia, the play ‘Lost Monsters’ at the Everyman Theatre Liverpool, ‘Alan Turing Commemoration’ in Bristol, ‘World War 1 – 100 year Commemoration’ at BBC Manchester’s Media City in Salford, Multi-media/Dance at Kings College, London, based on Gertrude Stein’s ‘Tender Buttons’ and an award winning short film ‘Being Bradford Dillman’. While 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. Following her last album ‘My Tentacles’ she will be releasing a new album in the spring of 2018.