Chris Mann

Chris Mann is an Australian-American composer, poet and performer specializing in the emerging field of compositional linguistics, coined by Kenneth Gaburo and described by Mann as 'the mechanism whereby you understand what I'm thinking better than I do.' Mann founded the New Music Centre in 1972 and taught at the State College of Victoria in the mid-1970s. Mann moved to New York in the 1980s and was an associate of American composers John Cage and Kenneth Gaburo. He has performed text in collaboration with artists such as Thomas Buckner, David Dunn, Annea Lockwood, Larry Polansky and Robert Rauschenberg. Mann has recorded with the ensemble Machine For Making Sense with Amanda Stewart and others, Chris Mann and the Impediments, and Chris Mann and The Use. His piece 'The Plato Songs', a collaboration with Holland Hopson and R. Luke DuBois, features realtime spectral analysis and parsing of the voice into multiple channels based on phonemes. Mann currently teaches in the Media Studies Graduate program at The New School, New York.

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positivism consequential the rise of prose capital is printing press capital(ism matter of ‘f’act credit context you remember that which is not yet structured appropriate experience object the problem is not the problem naming word for god which is never …

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boy, what god couldve done if only hed had money

Dyslexic Empathy A (there being of course some subjects that just dont have a name (iknowcoziwasthere (a semantically deviant sentence both true and false))), a caricature of Maybe.

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