Rod Cooper & Ross Manning

Found Sound: The Experimental Instrument Project # 3

Together for the first time - kinetic artist Ross Manning, down from Queensland, will collaborate with the renowned instrument builder Rod Cooper. A performance of sound sculptures, re-purposed objects and original instruments. All welcome!

Art Exhibition previously on in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 18 March 2009 to Wednesday 18 March 2009
Launch Wednesday 18 March 2009, 7:30 - 8:30 pm $ 5 door

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Event published by Amelia on Thursday 26 February 2009.
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Found Sound: The Experimental Instrument Project # 3
Rod Cooper and Ross Manning
March 18 2009

Rod Cooper is a Melbourne-based artist who works across the fields of sound, metallurgy, painting and sculpture. Since 1998, he has been transforming traditional instrument designs into new hybrids. Each sculpture features a large range of sounds, incorporating percussion, bowing mechanisms, resonant springs and acoustic noise. Rod has collaborated extensively with musicians and artists such as Ben Harper, Sean Baxter, Anthony Magen and Ros Bandt, has performed at many events including The Make It Up Club Festival, Liquid Architecture, NowNow and UnSound and has also toured his hybrid forms to Ireland, New Zealand, America and the UK.

Ross Manning =—- light, electronics, generating sound, video, Upside down cake, instrument building, colourful noise, dinosaurs, junk assembly, re purposed old technology, sculpture, custom devices, kinetics, film, installation and love. Ross has performed and exhibited his works widely, including at Bus Gallery, IMA Brisbane, Liquid Architecture, Australian Centre for Photography, Next Wave, and Brisbane Festival (

Co-curated by Amelia Douglas and Albert Mishriki, Found Sound is a series of sound art and musical events featuring sound sculptures, sonic contraptions and experimental instruments by musicians, artists, composers and designers.


Tape Projects warehouse space
1/81 Bouverie Street
Carlton, Melbourne
$5 door