Mayu Hirano's work is directed by her interests in perception and experiences in sonic sculptural and architectural landscape. Her realizations are developed with a personal language concerned with auditory perception, psychoacoustics and the evolution of sensory proprioceptive memory systems. Not limited to music, her works are informed by visual phenomena, especially art sculpting time and light. Art music, for her, is a field of expression of her perspective of the world as well as the possibility of synthesizing intelligent dimensions between the perceptive world and immaterial worlds of inaudible and invisible spheres.
Mayu Hirano was born and brought up in Japan. After her studies of the violin as her primary instrument, piano, solfège and counterpoint at Kitakamakura Girls Junior High and High School, in 2003 she obtained a bachelor's degree in musicology with the thesis Physical experience and repeated music at Tokyo University of the Arts.
After her studies in Japan, she moved to Paris and continued to study at Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood with Didier Lockwood for the jazz improvisation then at the Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt for the composition with Jean-Luc Hervé in instrumental composition, and Yan Maresz in electronic music. She obtained her DEM and was subsequently awarded the SACEM prize.
In 2013-2015, she followed the Cursus 1 and 2 at IRCAM Centre Pompidou where she realized Instant Suspendu for accordion and electronics and Singularité, a multi-disciplinary project for accordion, string quartet, electronics, and video in collaboration with videaste Renaud Rubiano for Festival Musica Strasbourg.
Hirano's works were played in most of the significant new music festival in Europe also US and also broadcasted on the Japanese radio NHK-FM.
In 2017, she selected for the Earles Brown Music Foundation summer academy residency programme where she realized Bloom for Time Span Festival New York, which had a review on The New York Times.
Mayu Hiano lives and works in Paris