Sound artist Haroon Mirza discusses the relationship between fine art and electronic music with Dave Maclean, the drummer and producer of indie band Django Django who has recently remixed Mirza's sound works under the moniker of Jellyman to create a dancefloor track that has been released by The Vinyl Factory.
Alongside Factory Floor who also reworked Mirza's experiments for release by The Vinyl Factory, Jellyman's remix explores the liminal space between art and music, which both Maclean and Mirza believe is more a matter of context than classification.
Riffing on similar themes during this revealing conversation, Dave and Haroon discuss the role of musicians in gallery spaces, the aesthetics of Kraftwerk and Detroit techno and the ways in which Haroon's turntable experiments reflect a broader trend in DIY DJ culture to doctor and modify records to create live loops and samples.
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Haroon Mirza creates sculptural soundscapes by drawing on an eclectic range of sources, from music to the speaking voice. Work can start with an object, a sound, an idea, or simply a point of interest says Mirza, who sees his role as that of a composer, bringing the disparate elements together as an installation that mixes sound, moving parts, light effects and video.
Mirza’s sound installation ‘Cross Section of a Revolution’ 2011 is on show at The Project Space, Tate Modern until 24 June 2013