Hiro Kone

Music Residency

Hiro Kone is the alias of Nicky Mao, a New York City based musician and producer. Her full-length LP “Pure Expenditure” premiered in 2018. Taking a deconstructive approach to music, she is known to draw upon a combination of modular synthesis, noise, field recordings, and her once abandoned violin training.

Hiro Kone has participated in several collaborations, most notably a live score for Cinema 16 at The International House of Philadelphia, “A Raga for Moog and Violin” with Arp, a live re-imagining of Little Annie Anxiety’s 1984 album “Soul Possession”, and music for David Van Tieghem x 10 Fits and Starts.