Midori Larsen

Composer/pianist/taiko drum player

Midori will be making her first album in 2021. "Crossing the Seas" is a multi-movement suite for Japanese bamboo flute, taiko drums, clarinet, and piano. With an emphasis on self-discovery and life-purpose, the music highlights the journeys of the composer and her grandmother, leaving their hometowns as young women and starting new lives in distant metropolises. 

News: Midori's "Crossing the Seas" ideas on Instagram
She has been posting her exploratory ideas that relate to this project. She posts short motifs and post 15 second Instagram Reels.  Please follow her during the creative process!

What she does as an artist:
Midori is a composer, pianist, and Japanese taiko drum player. She treats musical composition as a medium to explore and express her cultural identity as an immigrant woman living in the United States. Connecting with her roots in Japan,  her music consists of Japanese melodies accompanied by Western harmony and vice versa, optimizing the unique characteristics of Japanese and Western musical instruments.