Works from Mayu Hirano
Born in Japan, she studied violin as her primary instrument, in 2003, she obtained a licence degree in musicology with the thesis Physical experience and repeated music. After having studied composition at the Conservatoire de Boulogne where she worked with Jean-Luc Hervé and Yan Maresz. In 2013, She obtained her DEM and was subsequently awarded the SACEM prize. In 2013-2015, she joined the Cursus 1 and 2 in composition and computer music at Ircam, where she realized a piece Instant Suspendu, as a diptych with Singularité for accordion, string quartet, electronics and video, composed. These pieces explore the perception of time as sensation and the question of moment and suspended time, creating an illusion of eternity that summons the temporal infinity through the stretching of the moment by electronics.
About the music
Mayu Hirano is interested in sensory perception, the evolutionary system of memory, the threshold effects of human perception, the themes she develops in the piece Toucher (2018) for piano, commissioned by France Musique for the programme Création Mondiale. The piece expresses her interest in the gesture, the commitment of the body in the musical act. She continues to explore these themes with her piece Skin Memory (2019), for string quartet and electronics, on which she says, “By evoking touch — skin, breath and transparency — and the weight of sound and light, I would like to work to create an intimate and sensitive atmosphere between the world of dream and reality that would unveil delicately like a prism of light that would appear, according to the visual angle, in the fog.