Interlacing is Manning’s first outing on Room40.
Ross Manning is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, technology, movement and sound. Over the past half decade, Manning has been responsible for a variety of increasingly profound explorations into light and movement. His installations aim to reveal spectrum and frequency in patterns that often go unrecognised.
On new album Interlacing, the versatile Australian artist explores two varied strains of his work. Firstly, he weaves together electro-magnetic recordings and custom electronics to create a cascading flow of uneasy tonality and noise. This approach is exemplified by album cut ‘Expand/Scatter’, which you can hear below. Secondly, he showcases a range of custom made fan-driven instruments, creating fluttering patterns of rhythm and melody using everything from clock chimes to wooden boards of nails.
Japan is where I first started getting interested in making electronics,” Ross explains of his first experiments conducted whilst he was living and teaching in Japan, “I would go into Aki-habara and all the electronics stalls. Japan is where I saw all this amazing music and art and also got the chance to start building and experimenting.”
Ross Manning’s Interlacing will be released via Room40 on December 11. Stream ‘Expand/Scatter’ below.