Moon Duo have unveiled plans to take part in a new artist residency hosted in Manchester.

Emmanuel Biard, a Manchester-based visual projection artist who already curates Moon Duo’s live visuals, is again teaming up with Erik “Ripley” Johnson and Sanae Yamada for the art event.

The band become Samarbeta’s fourteenth artist residency and the show will take place at Regents Trading Estate in Salford in April.

“When we make an album we tend to approach the process with a specific conceptual underpinning in mind – the residency offers the chance to apply this approach to our live show as well,” the band said in a statement. “While we have always sought to have some kind of transformative visual component to our live performances, to change the space of the room we’re in, we have not in the past attempted to tie the components of the stage show to a specific album or concept.”

They added: “When we started working with Emmanuel he brought new depth and breadth to that aspect of our show; through the residency, we’re hoping to deepen that artistic relationship by collaborating on a specific conceptual framework for a live show to reflect and interact with the ideas at work on our upcoming album.”

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