Room 40 71 / AUS / 2016
Over the past half decade, Manning has been behind a series of increasingly profound explorations into light and movement. These installation works seek to reveal spectrum and frequency in patterns that often go unrecognised. With Interlacing, his first LP for Room40, Manning showcases his deeply personal sonic works. Interlacing summarises two essential threads of his work. The first, captured in pieces like Expand Scatter, bring together electro-magnetic recordings and custom electronics into a cascading flow of uneasy tonality and noise. The second epitomised on the piece %, focuses attention on Manning’s custom made fan driven instruments. Using all manner of objects, from clock chimes to wooden boards of nails, he creates fluttering patterns of rhythm and melody as a rope driven by the fan connects with the various materials. The results are unpredictable and playful, but unerringly resolved.