Learn how to build experimental microphones with the artist and musician Ross Manning in this hands-on workshop.
Manning will show you how microphones work by exploring the different types of microphones and allowing you to create your own. During the workshop you will create two types of experimental contact microphones by stripping cable wires, playing with guitar jacks, and other electronics.
Manning – aside from his visual art practice – is an instrument builder and musician. He builds a variety of sound-producing objects, drawing upon ideas of rhythm, repetition, oscillation, and coloured light as composition.
After you’ve built your microphones, Manning will take you around the IMA exploring to see what sounds different objects conduct. All materials provided, and no special skills are required.
Tickets for the workshop are $20 for IMA Members & $30 for Non-IMA Members. Secure your spot via Eventbrite.
Ross Manning’s practice spans experimental music, new technologies, and immersive installations that often involve the play of light. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Why Not Ask Again?, 11th Shanghai Biennale, China; Set in Motion, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; Ross Manning, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia; Device for Messaging Nothing, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, Colour Shift, Loop, Seoul, Korea (all 2016); Light Play, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia; GOMA Q, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Interplay, The National Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Imaginary Accord, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (all 2015); and You Imagine What you Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Australia 2014.