Meerenai means "Galaxy"

Sometimes the City Is Silent
By Meerenai Shim

Straddling the classical, pop, and experimental worlds, flutist Meerenai Shim is the ultimate indie music curator and performer. Her current project is “The Art of Noise,” an album of chamber music for flute, cello, piano, percussion, and programmed Gameboy (AWESOME!) that was recently released in April and features compositions written for Meerenai by Daniel Felsenfeld, Janice Misurell-Mitchell and Matthew Joseph Payne. Meerenai is a member of the new flute and percussion group, A/B Duo, with percussionist Chris Jones. She is also a freelance musician in the San Francisco area.

I've never met Meerenai in person but I have had a great time communicating with her electronically via Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Meerenai jamming out by clicking here.  I recently received a care package sent from her consisting of her new album, "The Art of Noise," an A/B Duo sticker, and a vinyl press of her performing a selection from "Noise." Folks, this is contemporary music done right.