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

Mani Mazinani, Circulate, 2022. Courtesy of Mani Mazinani Studio.

Mani Mazinani

Greater Toronto Art 2024

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.

For GTA24, Mazinani has been commissioned to develop a major new work, Solar Scale, an immersive, multi-sensory 5-channel sound and light installation structured around pentatonic music and harmonic pulsation. | manimazinani

GTA24 Live

GTA24 Live: Solar Organ Concert, Mani Mazinani and Collaborators
Friday, July 19, 2024 | 7:00 pm | Free

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.

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