[NetBehaviour] Turbulence Commission: "Public Works" by Chris Mann

Simon Mclennan mitjafashion at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 17 12:08:32 CEST 2012

Be great if this could work on another platform - it wont work on the  
Firefox I am able to run (older Macbook pro)
I am very interested in hearing this...

On 17 Jul 2012, at 00:16, Turbulence.org wrote:

> Turbulence Commission: "Public Works" by Chris Mann
> http://turbulence.org/works/publicworks
> [Needs Firefox and Speakers/Headphones]
> Either/Or performed the world premiere of "Public Works" at ISSUE  
> Project Room on June 23, 2012.
> "For any standard instrumentation (string trio or quartet, wind  
> quintet, whatever) playing standard repertoire. Having chosen a  
> piece from repertoire, each player to play other than their usual  
> instrument (first violin to play cello, for example), and play only  
> those notes they deem necessary (because they give the player an  
> opportunity to change their mind, because they make other notes  
> possible, or for some other reason other than their mere  
> existence). Once started, there should be no attempt to synchronise  
> time."
> "Public Works" is a 2012 commission of New Radio and Performing  
> Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence website. It was made possible with  
> funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
> 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.
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