Mimi Goese
Mimi Goese (pronounced "gazy", like "hazy") has been pursuing divergent aspects of the arts since 1984. Trained as a dancer, Mimi has worked in post modern dance, performance art, theater, film and music. Musical pursuits have included the seminal art band, Hugo Largo, the band Mimi, plus collaborations with composers Julia Heyward, A. Leroy, John Moran, Moby, Hahn Rowe, Porl Thompson (of the band The Cure) and Hector Zazou as well as soundtrack work for the experimental films "Anemone Me" (directed by Suzan-Lori Parks) and "Dreaming Out Loud". One song "When It's Cold I'd Like to Die" from the collaboration with Moby was used in HBO's television show The Sopranos. Her work with Joe Arthur appears in the film "Hell's Kitchen" and a piece from the album "Soak" appears in the documentary "Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell".

She received two BESSIE Awards, one for musical composition (with A. Leroy) and the other for performance. Goese released "Soak" by the band Mimi, on David Byrne's Luaka Bop Label in 1998.

In 2010 Goese, along with composer Ben Neill and playwright Warren Leight, were commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music to create the theatrical work Persephone (starring Julia Stiles) for their Next Wave Festival. The duo later recorded and released the music on their 2011 album Songs for Persephone. In early 2016 they were commissioned by the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries (BIRE) to create music for a new project: Fathom - Hudson River Data as Music. The artists interpreted BIRE's environmental data on the Hudson River (including everything from barometric pressure to electrical conductivity to salinity) and created music algorithmically. The sections of Fathom correlate to data that was collected prior to, during and immediately following Hurricane Sandy.

More recently Neill and Goese have continued to explore the musical and poetic qualities of mathematics and science - working in collaboration with chaos mathematician Ralph Abraham to create new songs that combine the interplay of Goese’s captivating vocals and the electro-acoustic explorations of Neill’s self-designed mutantrumpet with sounds created from fractal equations.