Mimi Page

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Mimi Page
Birth name Mimi Page Sieradzki
Born (1987-02-02) February 2, 1987 (age 30)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Dream pop, trip hop, ambient, electronic, new age, ethereal wave, contemporary classical
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter, Composer
Associated acts Bassnectar, Delerium, Inon Zur
Website www.mimipage.com

Mimi Page (born February 2, 1987) is an American singer-songwriter and composer.[1]

Musical style[edit]

Page's original music blends ethereal vocals with piano driven, atmospheric soundscapes.[2] She attributes her ethereal sound to her use of reverb, delay, and layering techniques in post production. Page's primary instruments are the piano and synthesizer with production and beat creation in Logic Pro.[3]

Life and career[edit]

1987–2007: Early life[edit]

Mimi Page was born in Los Angeles, California on February 2, 1987.[4] Page was raised by her mother Cheryl Clark, a "triple threat" dancer who performed and toured in acclaimed Broadway shows Chicago, A Chorus Line and Pippin.[5][6] From age 2-5, Page accompanied her mother on multiple international tours. On her early years, Page reflects; "We pretty much lived as nomads in hotels and on the tour bus. I'd rehearse her lines with her which helped me learn how to read. I attribute a lot of my creativity to my childhood as I was constantly surrounded by music and dancing."[7] Page then relocated to a suburban area of Las Vegas to begin grade school and attain a stable living environment. At age 5, she began composing on the piano.[8] At age 11, Page returned to Los Angeles. At 16, she transferred to the Alexander Hamilton Music Academy to pursue her training on the piano. She continued to compose instrumental music, but concealed her desire to sing due to shyness. Page shifted her artistic focus dramatically when discovering the Electronic Music program at the school. After learning to digitally record and manipulate her vocals in class, Page began recording and producing her own original music. During her senior year of high school Page self-released a collection of the songs recorded in her class and publicly shared them on Myspace.[9] In 2006, Page attended college at the University of California, Santa Cruz to further her studies in Composition and Electronic Music. In 2007 she left the university and moved to Hollywood to study recording engineering at Musician's Institute. On the shift of studies, Page says "I wanted to get away from the formal structure of classical music and learn more of the techniques of recording. It’s really tough when you’re an up and coming artist to afford studio time, so I wanted to be able to cheaply build my own studio and produce my own albums."[10] During this time, Page continued to upload original music through Myspace, YouTube, and Facebook, which were all recorded and produced in her studio apartment.

2008–2012: A Lullaby For The Lonely, Breathe Me In, Butterfly and additional collaborations[edit]

After submitting her demos to multiple radio stations, Page gained airplay on Sirius/XM Chill and Soma FM Lush with several of her unreleased songs. May 2010 Page digitally self-released her first EP A Lullaby for the Lonely through CD Baby (which originally included singles "New" and "Come What May"). In August she released two additional singles, "Gravity" and "This Fire". MTV's The Real World licensed "This Fire" in an episode which launched the song to #11 on iTunes and #1 on Amazon.com's electronic charts. Page was then approached by Bass Music record label Simplify Recordings and offered a one album deal for a remix album for her songs off of "A Lullaby For The Lonely" and given two options; to be remixed exclusively by the label's top producers, or host a remix contest and allow both established and novice producers to submit. Page chose to throw the remix contest and made her vocal stems downloadable to the public for a limited time.[11] As a result, multiple EDM Blogs promoted the contest and hundreds of entries were received. Both Page and the label chose the top 12 and on June 8, 2011, the album "Harmonious Heartbeats" was released.[12] Following the album release, Page proceeded to collaborate on original material with several of the remixers on "Harmonious Heartbeats". In July 2011, a collaboration between Page and Shotgun Radio titled "A Bad Place" was independently released. Simplify Recordings offered a second remix album deal for the single.

Page then teamed up with Warren Huart to finish her full-length record Breathe Me In. Originally intended for another self-release, Page funded the album production with fan donations through Kickstarter.com.[13] In August 2011, she was offered a distribution deal for Breathe Me In by record label Gonzo Multimedia (the umbrella company of Voice Print Records). To anticipate the album, Gonzo Multimedia re-released "This Fire" on a new EP on December 1, 2011. On February 14, 2012, Breathe Me In was released on Gonzo Multimedia's new imprint Hunter Records.[14] The album received positive reviews in the music blogosphere. Stereo Subversion Magazine describes Breathe Me In as "a potent mix of sultry down tempo numbers, emotional pop-tronica, and thought-provoking ballads. Her vocals draw you in like a tractor beam, and the musical variety is downright dizzying." [15] The Indie Times notes "Page's haunting, yet sensual vocals keep you fixated with each song you hear." [16] Electronic Music Blog "The Untz" ranked her #2 on their list of "Top 15 Producers with Pipes."[17]

A remix of "A Bad Place" by dubstep producer Minnesota caught the ear of Lorin Ashton (Bassnectar) and was added to his "Amorphous Music Mixtape Volume 7" release.[18][19] Ashton subsequently contacted Page and asked her to co-write a song for his upcoming album Vava Voom. In April 2012 their collaboration "Butterfly" was released as track 9 on Vava Voom. The album features other artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Amp Live. Vava Voom debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 charts.[20] In regards to working with Page, Ashton was quoted in an interview with music blog "Less Than 3" saying "She ended up being one of the most flexible and diversely talented artists I’ve ever worked with."[21] In a review of Vava Voom, music critic Jim DeRogatis described Page's vocals on "Butterfly" as "gorgeous."[22] A second collaboration with Page, Bassnectar and British Drum and Bass duo DC Breaks titled "Breathless" was released on Ashton's "Freestyle EP" in October 2012 which debuted at #1 on iTunes Electronic Charts, #79 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and attained airplay on BBC Radio 1.[23] In February 2013 FOX's television series The Following featured "Butterfly" in episode "The Fall" and launched "Butterfly" up to #4 on iTunes' Electronic charts.[24] "Butterfly" gained radio play on Sirius/XM Chill, KCRW, and other syndicated stations.

2013–present: Requiem, The Ethereal Blues, collaborations and visual media contributions[edit]

Page's vocal performance in "Butterfly" garnered the attention of Zak Bagans, creator and star of Travel Channel's series Ghost Adventures, and was invited to write an original song for his show. Page recorded and produced an original song titled "Requiem" which has since been used as a recurring theme in multiple episodes of season 7 and season 8, most notably in the "New Orleans" episode which centered around the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. She additionally appeared as a guest investigator in season 7's "The Glen Tavern Inn" episode and accompanied actress Brit Morgan, Zak Bagans, and the rest of the cast for an overnight "lockdown" of the haunted hotel.[25][26] In March 2013, she self-released the Requiem EP featuring "Requiem" and a new original song, "Treading the Abyss", which gained airplay on Sirius/XM Chill. Also added on the EP was a cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" and Jeremy Soule's "Secunda" from the video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The "Secunda" cover was released with a self-made music video and was featured on multiple gaming websites.[27][28] Music blog Heartache with Hard Work ranked Requiem #26 on their list of "top 30 albums of 2013", expressing “Treading the Abyss” as "a spare percussive core with otherworldly vocals and what may be the greatest EDM hook I can think of." [29] The Untz ranked Page #3 on their list of "Top 10 Female EDM Artists" quoting: "Most people associate the name Mimi Page with her illustrious collection of vocal features for artists like Seven Lions, Bassnectar, and Kezwik, but there is so much more to the young singer than meets the eye. Or ear in this case. The ever-evolving musician has released an album and multiple EPs apart from the confines of traditional dance music, creating a bewitching amalgam of dreamy instrumentations and disarmingly beautiful melodies." [30]

May 2013, Page, Minnesota, and Seven Lions released their collaborative single "Fevers" on Skrillex's label OWSLA. The single gained airplay on Sirius/XM BPM and Electric Area. In August 2013, EDM Blog "The Untz" ranked Page #5 on their list of Top 10 EDM Vocalists.[31] September 2013, Page's collaboration "Lost in Me" with Paris Blohm debuted on Trance label Enhanced Music which gained airplay on both Sirius/XM BPM and Electric Area stations and received a wide array of support by EDM heavyweights Tiesto, BT and Tritonal.[32][33][34]

On November 13, 2015, Page released her second studio album The Ethereal Blues, which she self-produced and released on her own label. Blog "Heartache for Hard Work" ranked it #3 on their annual list of top albums of 2015 describing it as "orchestral sweeps, trip-hop beats, lyrics that speak of a deep well of sadness, but which elevate rather than weigh down. It’s also truly an album to be experienced in totality. For all the wondrous beauty of the individual components, the true genius is in the careful layering of possibilities from song to song. The process is dialectical: endlessly provocative, eternally haunting".[35]

Page's collaboration with film composer Inon Zur "The Path of Destiny", the theme song for the video game Sword Coast Legends, was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award.[36] Another collaboration with Rhys Fulber of Conjure One called "Oceanic" opened Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance podcast to promote Conjure One's new album Holoscenic which peaked at #14 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic album charts.[37]

May 2016, Page collaborates again with composer Inon Zur on the score of Fallout 4's DLC Far Harbor. In September the band Delerium releases their 15th studio album "Mythologie" with four songs co-written and sung by Page. The album debuted at #7 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic album charts. [38]

May 2017, video game developer Riot Games features "Butterfly" in their League Of Legends promotional animation video for their champion Lux titled "Lux: Binding Light", animated by Glen Keane. [39]

Live performances[edit]

In support of the release of Breathe Me In, Page toured the east coast as the opening support for Jefferson Starship on Paul Kantner's 71st birthday tour.[40][41][42] Page has also performed her collaborative songs live, most notably "Butterfly" with Bassnectar at the Do Lab's 2012 Lightning in a Bottle Festival,[43] Red Rocks Amphitheater,[44] and Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for his 360 Degrees New Years Eve celebration.[45]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 2010 A Lullaby for the Lonely (EP)
  • 2012 Breathe Me In
  • 2013 Requiem (EP)
  • 2015 The Ethereal Blues

Film and Game Soundtracks[edit]

  • 2016 The Trade
  • 2017 Ancient Frontier

Film and Television Scores and Contributions[edit]

  • 2009 Pie and Coffee (with Marcelo Cesena) (Composer)
  • 2011 Let Us Prey (Composer)
  • 2011 Tyranny (TV series) (Composer)
  • 2015 Finding Beauty in the Rubble (Composer)
  • 2017 The Demon House (Composer)
  • 2017 The Trade (Composer)

Video Game Scores and Contributions[edit]

Songs Appearing in Film, Television and Video Games[edit]

Songs Appearing in Trailers and Promotional Media[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

  • 2009 "Backlash" (with Shotgun Radio and DJ Swamp)
  • 2011 "The Burning" (with Phrenik and Kelly Dean)
  • 2011 "Exodus" (with Phrenik)
  • 2011 "Sublight" (with The Walton Hoax)
  • 2011 "Neverending World" (with Skytree)
  • 2011 "A Bad Place" (with Shotgun Radio)
  • 2012 "Spy Games" (with Phrenik)
  • 2012 "Let Go" (with Kezwik)
  • 2012 "The Night and the Skyline" (with Gladkill)
  • 2012 "Butterfly" (with Bassnectar) (Album: Vava Voom - U.S Billboard 200 peak: #34)
  • 2012 "Breathless" (with Bassnectar and DC Breaks) (Album: Freestyle EP - US Billboard 200 peak: #79)
  • 2013 "Life" (with Clark Kent)
  • 2013 "Everything" (with Yinyues)
  • 2013 "Fevers" (with Seven Lions and Minnesota)
  • 2013 "Lost in Me" (with Paris Blohm)
  • 2013 "Starlet" (with Hybrid Minds)
  • 2014 "Sailing the Sky" (with Paris Blohm)
  • 2014 "Falling In" (with Illenium & Said The Sky)
  • 2014 "Sand", "I Know" (with Mr. Projectile)
  • 2015 "The Path of Destiny" (with Inon Zur) (Soundtrack: Sword Coast Legends)
  • 2015 "Oceanic" (with Conjure One) (Album: Holoscenic - U.S Billboard Electronic peak: #14)
  • 2016 "Meneleya" (with Inon Zur)
  • 2016 "La Tour Eiffel" (with Inon Zur) (Soundtrack: Eagle Flight)
  • 2016 "Song For The Fog" (with Inon Zur) (Soundtrack: Fallout 4: Far Harbor)
  • 2016 "Blue Fires", "Angels", "Made To Move", "Dark Visions" (with Delerium) (Album: Mythologie - U.S. Billboard Electronic peak: #7)
  • 2016 "Spiritus Cultris" (Blackjack), "Praecisione"(Blackjack), "Vaframentum" (Blackjack) (with Gareth Coker) (Album: The Unspoken) 
  • 2017 "Swimming Through Dreams" (with John Fryer / Black Needle Noise)
  • 2017 "Was Will Be" (with Bassnectar) (Album: "Reflective EP")

Official remixes[edit]

  • 2011 "A Lullaby For The Lonely" (Skytree)
  • 2011 "Come What May" (GoldRush, Shotgun Radio)
  • 2011 "Gravity" (Omega)
  • 2011 "New" (Phrenik, Natasha Kmeto)
  • 2011 "I'll Be Waiting" (GoldRush)
  • 2011 "A Bad Place" (Minnesota, Bare, Omega, Phrenik)
  • 2012 "Let Go" (Kairo Kingdom)
  • 2012 "Butterfly" (Bassnectar)
  • 2017 "Oceanic" (Amine Maxwell)

Television appearances[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated Work Category Result
2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Sword Coast Legends - "The Path of Destiny" (with Inon Zur) Best Original Song – Video Game[46] Nominated
Annual Game Music Awards Sword Coast Legends - "The Path of Destiny" (with Inon Zur) Vocal Theme – Video Game[47] Nominated
Audio Network Guild Awards Sword Coast Legends - "The Path of Destiny" (with Inon Zur) Best Original Song: Pop[48] Nominated
2016 Lift-Off Festival Season Awards Finding Beauty in the Rubble Best Music Score[49] Nominated
Lift-Off Festival Season Awards The Trade Best Music Score[50] Nominated

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