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... read moreExperimental electronic artist John Mingsley started recording on his home computer under the name Ming Ming as a teenager, reworking the cello compositions he played in his junior high orchestra into electronic songs. After studying film at Massachusetts College of Art, Mingsley continued to record...

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Active: 2010s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Experimental electronic artist John Mingsley started recording under the name Ming Ming on his home computer as a teenager, reworking the cello compositions he played in his junior-high orchestra into electronic songs. He moved from Virginia to Boston, Massachusetts in 2007 to attend Berklee College of Music. Mingsley's attention turned to film and he transferred to the Massachusetts College of Art, but he continued to record, using recently learned techniques for splicing film to chop up reel-to-reel tapes of his music. In this period, he started creating abstract pieces, using drum machines, synthesizers, and analog recording techniques. In 2009 he played his first show at Boston's Weirdstock festival, and Ming Ming's demo made its way into the hands of people at Lefse imprint Waaga Records. Lefse went on to release Ming Ming's debut album, Ultrameta OK, in 2011. ~ Jason Lymangrover~ Rovi

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