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, her only solo effort on David Byrne's Luaka Bop Label in 1998.