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Haroon Mirza – Pathology in Three Parts

We're proud to present a very special bonus TakuRoku release this week withour partners at Liverpool Biennial in the form of London artist Haroon Mirza's Pathology in Three Parts.

Haroon Mirza’s work tests the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. He devises sculptures, performances and immersive installations that pry on one’s awareness of their own experience. An advocate of interference, he creates situations that purposefully cross wires. He describes his role as a composer, manipulating his primary medium, electricity, a live, invisible and volatile natural phenomenon. Mirza asks us to reconsider the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music, and draws into question the categorisation of cultural forms.

Pathology in Three Parts (2021) follows Mirza’s “modular opera” structure, and features two scenes or “acts” from a previous iteration, Construction of an Act (2019), either side of this new performative element. As new acts join the repertoire, the narrative, based around a shaman who uses her voice to heal, unfolds exploring ideas of sound, medicine and mystical experience. Both works ask us to consider the sociological and physiological properties of the human voice, and explores Mirza's interest in systems of belief, waveforms and patterns of movement.

Pathology in Three Parts is available to download now on our website and you can can find more information on Haroon's Liverpool Biennial project here.

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Track 1 - Technology will (en)Slave Us
Written, performed and produced by Haroon Mirza
Featuring Apple memoji & Google Assistant

Track 2 - The Three /\/\/’s
Written and produced by Haroon Mirza
Vocal Direction by Jennifer John
Improvised Performances by Anne Taft, Emma Bispham, Jennifer John, Steve Boyland and Tayo Aluko

Track 3 - 111Hz
Written, performed and produced by Haroon Mirza

Track 4 - Construction of an Act
Written and performed by Haroon Mirza and Sarah-Jane Lewis
produced by Haroon Mirza

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Mixed by Charlie Fieber
Mastered by Oli Barrett

Coding - Ben Barwise, Jim Bumgardner, Haroon Mirza, Martin Prout, Daniel Shiffman

Electronics - Ben Barwise and Tom Mclean

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Tracklisting:

1 - Technology will (en)Slave Us [3:38]

2 - The Three /\/\/’s [7:30]

3 - 111Hz [1:42]

4 - Construction of an Act [12:44]

Haroon Mirza

Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London, UK) lives and works in London, UK. Mirza’s work tests the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. He devises sculptures, performances and immersive installations that pry on one’s awareness of their own experience. An advocate of interference, he creates situations that purposefully cross wires. He describes his role as a composer, manipulating his primary medium, electricity, a live, invisible and volatile natural phenomenon. Mirza asks us to reconsider the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music, and draws into question the categorisation of cultural forms. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan (2020); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (2019); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2019); Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2019); Ikon, Birmingham, UK (2018); and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA (2018)