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

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Jul 17 12:18:39 CEST 2012

Hi Simon,

Have you tried opera?

Failing this you could contact Jo at Turbulence Jo-Anne Green 
<jo at turbulence.org

wishing you well.


> 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...
> Simon
> 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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