Chris Mann
"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)."

Poet, writer, performer, improviser, Chris Mann's works for voice are based on complex texts, freely composed to allow a play of wit and humor. He explores the textures and gestures of Australian speech, with its rhythms and qualities of color, pitch, intonation and emphasis.

Deconstructed, interpreted and set by Tom Buckner, John Cage, David Dunn, Gary Hill, Johnny Klimek, Annea Lockwood, Machine for Making Sense, Larry Polansky ..., Chris Mann's solo performances include Paris Autumn, Ars Electronica, Berliner Festspiele...
Recent projects include The Plato Songs using realtime spectral analysis and parsing of the voice into sixteen channels, 'Quadraphonic Cocktail' for the three radio networks of the ABC, a monetary system, ..


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