Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



GTA24 Live: Solar Organ Concert, Mani Mazinani and Collaborators

Friday, July 19, 2024
 | 7:00 pm
 | Free

Join MOCA on July 19, at 7 pm for Solar Organ Concert. Mani Mazinani and collaborators will present a musical performance that extends the soundscape of Solar Scale to a live experience. The concert will feature the Solar Organ, an electronic pentatonic instrument created by Mani Mazinani, playing improvised and composed music in the MOCA ground floor space. A variety of invented and traditional pentatonic scales will be used by the musicians, covering a spectrum of approaches to pentatonic sound generation.

This performance is part of MOCA’s Free Friday Nights powered by Scotiabank. Free tickets can be obtained ahead of time or at the door–register in advance to reserve your spot!

About the Artist

Mani Mazinani (b. Tehran, Iran) is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist who makes work that connects scale and sensation, improvisation and ancient thought. His work directs attention to the physicality of his subject and medium, creating situations to exercise our frameworks of perception. Mazinani’s practice includes installation, lens-based media, sculpture, sound, and music. He has presented projects with The Bentway (Toronto), Tate Modern (London), Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, and Suzhou Industrial Park and Arts Centre, among others. Mazinani’s sound and music projects have been published on his own experimental record label, Aerophone Recordings, and through various other platforms and outlets.

GTA24 Live & Screening Programme

Greater Toronto Art 2024 (GTA24) showcases 25 intergenerational artists, duos, and collectives from or with a connection to the region. The exhibition is accompanied by a Live Programme, with newly commissioned performances, and a Screening Programme, featuring exclusive film presentations delivered at Paradise Cinema. 

See all upcoming events, here.

Mani Mazinani, Mobile Melody Machine, 2022. Courtesy of Mani Mazinani Studio.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

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