- Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Hisham Akira Bharoocha is an visual artist/musician/photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Bharoocha has had solo exhibitions of his work at D'Amelio Terras gallery (New York), Vleeshal (The Netherlands) as well as having been in numerous group exhibitions at galleries such as Deitch Projects, John Connelly Presents, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has been published in Art Forum, V, i-D, Flaunt, Tokion, Studio Voice and Blend among others. Bharoocha's band Soft Circle released a new album called 'Shore Obsessed' in December 2010 on PPM. In addition to his work as Soft Circle, Bharoocha is known for his involvement as musical director of the now-legendary 77 BOADRUM performance, a musical composition conceived by Boredoms that involved 77 drummers playing their kits in a spiral formation at Empire–Fulton Ferry State Park on July 7, 2007. Bharoocha was also the musical director for the 88 BOADRUM performances that both took place on August 8, 2008, with 88 drummers performing with Boredoms in Los Angeles and 88 drummers playing with Gang Gang Dance in New York City. Since then, Bharoocha has participated with Boredoms on all BOADRUM performances since 2007 and now performs as a current member of Boredoms and has toured the world with them. He is also the art director for the sunglasses line Phosphorescence.
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