Hiro Kone is Nicky Mao, a New York City based musician and producer. Her full-length LP “Love is the Capital” was released May 26, 2017 on Geographic North. Followed by “The Ghost of Georges Bataille“, a collaborative album with Drew McDowall (Compound Eye, Coil) on BANK Records NYC in Spring of 2018.
In 2014, she released two EPs back to back. “The Unmoved Mover” (Group Tightener), seen as an extension of her previous Self-Titled EP (Bitterroots, 2012) it envisioned the factions and movements in the human psyche and soul from an indivisible prime source. While, “Fallen Angels” (Geographic North) in a nod to Wong Kar Wai, sourced Mao’s earliest memories of childhood in Hong Kong, repurposing vibrant fragments of the past through a disorienting array of sonic imagery.
Hiro Kone has participated in several collaborations, including a live score for Cinema 16 at The International House of Philadelphia (2012), “A Raga for Moog and Violin” with Arp (released 2016 on Geographic North), and for David Van Tieghem x 10 Fits and Starts (RVNG Intl, 2013).