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An evening to remember a unique Australian musician, poet, writer, performer, teacher and thinker. Chris died in New York in September 2018, and in March 2019 he would have been 70 years old. Let’s meet, talk, listen, blow out the candles on a cake, and say farewell.
Chris Mann (1949–September 2018) was an Australian composer, poet and performer specializing in the emerging field of compositional linguistics, coined by Kenneth Gaburo and described by Mann as "the mechanism whereby you understand what I'm saying better than I do". He was, in the last 2 decades of his life, based in New York City.
Mann studied Chinese and linguistics at the University of Melbourne, and his interest in language, systems, and philosophy is evident in his work. Mann founded the New Music Centre in 1972 and taught at the State College of Victoria.