Artist Haroon Mirza selected these tracks and wrote this about them: The playlist is a variety of tracks that somehow define for me a certain attitude towards music that shifts between pop and avant-garde. Some of the tracks are designed to be popular while others use established pop sounds to push more progressive ideas about composition, such as minimalism, arhythm and psychedelia.
With selections from Philip Glass, Forest Creature, Herb Albert, Django Django, µ-ziq, Mark Fell, Kraftwerk, hrm199, Underworld, Phantom Band, others.
Haroon Mirza Live Streamcast from New York's Clocktower Gallery on ARTonAIR.org on Tuesday, 20 March, 2012 from 6 - 8 p.m. EDT New York (10 - 12 p.m. London, 3 - 5 p.m. Los Angeles).
Haroon Mirza will be broadcasting a performance featuring a new work created during his residency at the Clocktower Gallery (NYC) as part of The Island Studio Sessions. As in other projects, Mirza has assembled an eclectic inventory of objects including found furniture, kinetic circuits, electrical gadgets, and optical components. Listeners will hear a live performance for the rhythmically driven abstract sounds created by this sculptural configuration.
Mirza is a 2012 resident in one of the studio spaces at the Clocktower Gallery for two months creating a process-based work and series of events and broadcasts on the gallery's radio station, ARTonAIR.org. The residency is part of The Island Studio Sessions, an artist production project made possible by a collaboration between The Island (Andrew Bonacina and Victoria Brooks, curators, www.theislandarts.org) and the Clocktower Gallery (Alanna Heiss, curator).
Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London) lives and works in London & Sheffield. Recent solo exhibitions include Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2012); Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; Lisson Gallery, London (both 2011). Recent group exhibitions include ILLUMInations, 54 Venice Biennale, Venice (2011); The British Art Show 7 (2010); The Sheffield Pavillion, 11th Istanbul Biennial (2009) and New Contemporaries, The A Foundation, Liverpool, London (2008). Mirza won the Silver Lion at 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and the 2010 Northern Art Prize.
An article by David Toop surveying Mirza's recent show /|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/| at Spike Island, Bristol, was recently published in The Wire magazine (Issue 337, March 2012).
The Island Studio Sessions is supported by The British Council. With additional thanks to Stephen Kirk, Rachael Lawe and Harvey Somerfield.