“language is the mechanism whereby you understand what i’m thinking better than i do (where i is defined by those changes for which i is required)”
Chris Mann is an Australian composer based in New York. Working in the unique field of Compositional Linguistics, Mann’s focus is on the technology and philosophy of speech. Since 1989, he has performed with Machine for Making Sense and most recently Chris Mann and the Impediments. He has been Artist in Residence at Harvestworks and RPI.
His commissions include: Astra Choir, John Cage, Composers Forum, Paris Autumn Festival, Australian Biennale, Radio France, Ars Electronica, Radio Telefis Eirann, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Revue Telematique d’Art Contemporain, Dance Works, Dance Exchange, Lingua, Art et Lectures, Abraxas, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, la revue parlée, V2, Australian Network for Art and Technology, Goethe Institut, Shire of Healesville, Anzart, Christian Television Association, Commission for the Future, International Synergy, ABC Staff Union, Australia Council, Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, Festival de la Batie, Sprach Ton Art, Brisbane Biennial, BBC, Taklos Festival, ORF, Urban Aboriginal, American Society for Cybernetics, bobeobi, Adelaide Festival, Experimenta, Interpretations.