Akiko Mik combines composition, performance- and visual art, currently based in The Hague
Akiko Mik enjoys creating combinations in performance and visual arts together with music. In her work, she is looking to combine elements of experimental pop music, live electronics, interdisciplinary artworks and modern art music. In which the visual aspect of performance is also an important element. An example of an interdisciplinary production she has collaborated on is Shells of Light, performed in Korzo, The Hague. She creates atmospheric, emotional works that tell layered, personal and recognisable stories, creating an intimate atmosphere with vulnerable performances.
She began writing for her own voice, piano and guitar at an early age, creating an intimate atmosphere with personal lyrics and vulnerable performances. She created more than 100 different songs to process her emotions and to express herself as a sensitive person in a chaotic world. She later added electronics, other acoustic instruments and music production to her own style of music. She gave small house concerts for the neighborhood and released her first singles online. With her broad interests, she first went on to study image and media technology at the Art Academy of Utrecht (HKU), but felt more attracted to continuing to make music professionally and changed plans. She studied at Dutch School of Popular Music in Amsterdam and Composition and Music Production at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen. To focus more on composition she now studies at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, with composers Mayke Nas and Yannis Kyriakides.