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Chris MANN (Australia)

Chris Mann (1949, Melbourne, Australia) Ц poet, composer, performer. Started his creative literary and musical activities in the late 1960s. In 1969 graduated from the Melbourne University (¬ј, Melbourne). He is involved in the area of contemporary art located at the junction of musical and literary genres. In working with the texts, as musical and composition form, he is first of all interested in the philosophical grounds of the language and technological possibilities of speech. He is the author of a number of poetry publications in literary magazines and miscellanies in Australia, of sound poetry publications in the international anthologies (MC, CD-formats). Besides experimental poetic and music composing practice, Mann regularly conducts solo vocal performances, as well as together with various performing groups. Among his publications are the following ones: Words & Classes (Melbourne: Outback Press, 1978), doin 2s (Melbourne: phonТn, 1982), doin 2s (Paris: Artelec, 1983), Word for word (New York: Christine, 1983), Subjective beats metaphor (MC, Melbourne: NMA Publications, 1985), LA DE DA (Melbourne: collective effort, 1985), The Rationales (MC, Melbourne: NMA Publications/post neo, 1986), da-dum (MC, Melbourne: Glass Box/NMA Publications, 1987), of course (Melbourne: collective effort, 1988), Tuesday (Melbourne: collective effort, 1989), Birth of Peace (MC, Melbourne: NMA Publications, 1990), 62 Composers on Chris Mann (Hannover: Frog Peak, 1997), Working hypothesis (Barrytown: Station Hill, 1998) and others. Since 1989 he has participated in the projects of the Australian intermedia-group УMachine For Making SenseФ (J. Denley, R. Rue, A. Stewart, S. Wishart), together with which he produced collective CD-releases: 38Т37Ф A Machine for Making Sense (MC, Melbourne: NMA Publications, 1990), on second thoughts (CD, Sydney Ц New York: Tall Poppies Ц OO Discs, 1994), Talk is Cheap (CD, Potts Point: Split Records, 1996), consciousness (CD, Potts Point: Split Records, 1999). In 1995 as part of his collaboration with the group УThe ImpedimentsФ he produced a CD-release Chris Mann and the Impediments (New York: OO Discs, 1995). Mann has participated in a large number of festivals of experimental poetry, including such as: Paris Autumn Festival (Paris, 1983), Anzart Festival (Hobart, 1983), Ars Electronica (Linz, 1989), Festival de la Bâtie (Geneva, 1989, 1997), Sprach Ton Art (Berlin, 1989), Brisbane Biennial (Brisbane, 1990), V2 Festival (Rotterdam, 1991), Urban Aboriginal Festival (Berlin, 1993), Taklos Festival (Geneva, 1994), УbobeobiФ, Internationales Festival der Lautpoesie (Berlin, 1996), Experimenta (Buenos Aires, 1999), Adelaide Festival (Adelaide, 2000) and others. MannТs sound productions were repeatedly broadcast on various TV and radio stations, including such as: ABC Radio National (Sydney), Telefis Eirann (Dublin), National Public Radio (USA), BBC (London), SFB (Berlin), ORF (Vienna) and many others. He conducted numerous solo concerts, and jointly with the group УMachine For Making SenseФ in the USA, Australia, and various European countries. At different periods his productions were highly praised by J. Cage, H. Chopin, A. Lockwood, L. Polansky, H.Brun. Chris Mann lives and works in New York (USA).



"Working hypothesis" (fragment)
(fragment, on CD-edition: 2'39")

Chris Mann, 1998.
Recorded while Artist-in-Residence
at Harvestworks, New York,
by David Watson and Leslie
Lavanier, 1998-99.
© 1996 Chris Mann, New York.

Fragment, 1'00Ф:

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