Meet the artists collaborating with MIMA on cutting-edge AI music projects.


Ilā Kamalagharan

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Photo by Dan Laws

ILĀ is a multifaceted, transgender, mixed-race artist, producer and creative director.

They have created some of the most unique and distinguished music to emerge from the UK in recent years. Already a familiar face to many in the industry as co-founder and director of London Contemporary Voices choir, ILĀ has worked with over 20 Grammy-winning artists including Alt-J, Imogen Heap and U2 as well as on two BBC Proms, the Harry Potter Cursed Child soundtrack and several iconic fashion shows for designers such as Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger. 

Following their acclaimed debut album Mesonoxian, ILĀ featured on legendary Björk/Madonna producer Guy Sigsworth’s debut Stet alongside Imogen Heap and Martin Grech. In 2020, ILĀ’s immersive short film Daffodil – exploring AI, grief and consciousness – was released on NOWNESS.

Find out more on ILĀ's official website.

Bishi Bhattacharya

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Photo by Luke Nugent for Temporal Shift

BISHI is an artist, composer and producer born in London of Bengali heritage.

She has independently released three albums and several EPs to critical acclaim. Featuring revolutionary use of her trademark electric sitar and four-octave vocal range, her latest album Let My Country Awake focuses on dual identities and anti-racism and serves as a call to find empathy in a divided world.

BISHI is celebrated for the use of groundbreaking technology in her live performances, from interactive bodysuits to live-coded and mixed-reality environments. Collaborations and commissions include Tony Visconti, Sean Ono Lennon, Jarvis Cocker, The London Symphony Orchestra, Yoko Ono’s Meltdown and fashion designer Manish Arora.

Find out more on BISHI's official website.

Coda Galabov

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Photo courtesy of Coda Galabov & Absolut Vodka

Coda is an interdisciplinary music artist of Bulgarian, British and trans experience.

Coda is co-founder of Trans Voices, the UK’s first professional trans+ vocal collective, alongside Ilā Kamalagharan, as well as a session vocalist with leading alternative choir London Contemporary Voices, and an inclusion consultant.

Coda is a recipient of a prestigious Arts Council England DYCP grant for a project relating to the recovery of their voice and the further development of their tech-enhanced compositional and performance practice following medical transition.

Coda is currently gearing up for this year’s release of their debut EP, mixed and mastered by Björk collaborator Cherif Hashizume, which they have been developing with the support of Help Musicians's Record & Release grant.

Find out more on Coda's official Instagram page.

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