Oct 192017

Ross Manning is a magician of sorts, at least that’s how I often find myself thinking of him.

Over the past few year’s Ross has been responsible not just for increasingly engaging and beautiful visual works, but also an array of unusual sonic pieces. With Reflex In Waves, issued as part of his incredible exhibition at the Institute Of Modern Art, he catalogues a range of hand made instruments and tape works that offer a concise overview os his audio mastery. I couldn’t be more pleased to share this with you all.

Oct 192017

Friends in the European climes, I’ll be glad to see this month and into November. I’ll be performing Cruel Optimism and my new work The Visitors, a homage to George Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead.

Oct 072017

Nicola Ratti’s The Collection is a series of relational works that test his studio practice of the past 18 months. Working deeply with a range of modular synthesis techniques, Ratti has generated a series of pieces that reflect both playfulness and rigour. In the same moment reflecting on the conditions of production, this edition breathes with a sense of determination, reflected in the pulsing grooves that reside on it.

Nicola Ratti – L6 from ROOM40 on Vimeo.

Nicola says of the edition:
“I believe there are records that you can name as an individual project with a clear identity or theme and there are others that are more like a treasure chest where you put the collection of what represent your best artistic development during a specific time on your path. This set of recordings is the later, a studio collection that summarises the results of my experimentations of the past couple of years.”

Oct 032017

Rafael Toral came to visit us at Room40 in the mid 00s. His concert remains firmly in my heart. It was an evocative and explosive journey through tonality, ambience and deep chasms of reverb. During his time here, we discussed him making an edition for Room40. It’s with great pleasure then we celebrate the release of Moon Field this week.

You can check the edition via a stream from our friends over at THE WIRE.

Aug 182017

A few years ago, The Necks were scheduled to play in Brisbane. An accident effecting Lloyd’s family meant for that evening Chris Abrahams and Tony Buck performed two solos. Both were excellent!
At dinner that evening, I was asking Tony about the performance he’d given. It was a curving journey through rhythm, static, guitar harmonics and electronic texture. In my mind it is this conversation that has resulted in Unearth, Buck’s first solo in too long. I’m very pleased to offer this edition to you and recommend it without reserve! Check out the first video here.

Aug 182017

Some of the most provocative performative installation work I have ever experienced came care of Osaka’s Tetsuya Umeda. I once had the pleasure of wandering the streets of Tennoji with Ytamo and Oorutaichi, where Umeda had created a series of staggering sonic (and other) interventions that bent time and space. To pair Umeda with Brisbane’s master of curved light (and sound) Ross Manning is a true delight.
It brings me great pleasure then, to announce MONO25 at the IMA on Thursday Sept 7. The event is free and you can reserve a spot via Eventbrite.