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Ashhar Farooqui (Toymob)

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Ashhar is an independent composer and a sound and visual artist, living in Delhi. He spends most of his time in a house he made from mud in the hills of Uttarakhand, working on new music and characters. Ashhar’s work with Envision still sounds contemporary some ten years on, and he remains active with IJA, Passenger Revelatory, and of course Toymob. As Toymob, he has created an entirely original sound that is a rich coalescence of analogue gear, distressed vocal samples, and controlled microphone feedback. Over the course of his illustrious career in the Indian creative scene, he has been involved in the production of several independent films such as Site Mapping (2011), Online and Available (2011), Out Of Thin Air (2009), Goodnight (2008), etc. He also composed the Villain’s Theme for Dibaker Banerjee’s Byomkesh Bakshy,