Forging a one-of-a-kind musical career path, Michi is a singer and songwriter under the name Kono Michi (meaning “This Path” in Japanese). Using violin, viola, voice, computer, toy instruments, random objects, and the occasional passing dove as her primary tools, she records and produces material at home in her Brooklyn apartment, creating what UK’s Planet Sound Reviews calls “a Bjork-like brooding wonderland.”
Kono Michi’s debut album, 9 Death Haiku, released on Scottish indie label Shark Batter Records, is listed as #19 on the Top 30 Best Albums of the Decade by Playback:STL Magazine. Described by The Strad Magazine as “intriguing and exquisitely beautiful,” Kono Michi has earned rave reviews in both classical and non-classical publications, and her songs and arrangements have been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, WNYC, and are in regular rotation on the BBC 1, 3 and 6 Music shows.
Kono Michi has performed live in many of New York’s major venues, including Merkin Hall, Symphony Space’s Thalia Theater, Barbes, BAM Café, and Pianos. She has also performed in Philadelphia’s World Café Live, and has toured the UK several times, her most recent trip to London including shows at Ginglik and Below Zero/Ice Bar.
Kono Michi has been playing the violin since she was 3, and though her intense training sent her along the path of concert violinist and recording artist, she grew up drawing inspiration from musicians such as Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Brian Eno, Kate Bush, Brian Wilson and Bjork, to name just a few.
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