Wrong Notes

Horn speakers, tripods, microphone stands, 12v motors, interval timers, clock chimes, coat hangers, steel, timber, audio equpiment

Manning has a pre-existing interest in building instruments where performances involve interaction with the instruments and alteration of sound over the course of the performance. Here sound-making sculptures are installed to perform with some instruction and precision by the artist, yet external activation, chance and improvised movement is given space to participate. The title offers an implicit challenge to the field of conventional music and the thinking that leads to sound being designated as either acceptable, or wrong.

Wrong Notes, 2017