chris mann: the use

curated by Gustavo Matamoros
for the Listening Gallery

24 hours a day

FB r.s.v.p.

“This work is a poetic tour de force in which Mann shows how much information can be lost when language is written down.” — Leonardo Flores, e-Poetry

The Use is a web-based interactive interface that allows the user to create unique sound-text pieces from a collection of recordings delivered by Chris Mann. To use THE USE on your phone or portable device while walking by Listening Gallery, download the app from the apple store: THE USE APP

At home or work you may experience THE USE in your computer by visiting THEUSE.INFO

Chris Mann is a composer, poet and performer specializing in the emerging field of compositional linguistics, where he works with the technology and philosophy of speech. He currently teaches in the Media Studies Graduate Program. at The New School Special thanks to Knight Foundation, City of Miami Beach, Miami-dade County and our partner, ArtCenter, for a fantastic, uninterrupted 4.5-year run! The Listening Gallery has been a good and unique experiment for exploring the use of sound in public space.

SFCA [] is the leading proponent of experimental music and sound art in the southeast.

our 2014-15 season of events is possible with funding from City of Miami Beach celebrating it’s centennial through project supported by its Cultural Affairs Program and the Cultural Arts Council Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the Blank Family Foundation. this season is supported in part by Presenter Consortium for Jazz a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Sennheiser leaders in superior sound technology and of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation which supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.