Chris Mann

Chris Mann is a composer, poet, and performance artist who works in the field of compositional linguistics. Best American Experimental Writing 2016 includes a printed selection from his multi-year work,, but Mann’s work is interactive and is best experienced on a multi-sensory level. Click on the image below to be redirected to, where listeners can access and experiment with a fuller version of Mann’s work–as a body of overlapping texts, sounds, and scenes. Headphones recommended!

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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).