Interdisciplinary Artist, Musician, Technologist & Theorist, Manjunan Gnanaratnam functions at the intersections of Sound, Complex Human Movement Structures and Physical Computing Methodologies. He is the developer of The APTAR Process, The John Cage Parallel, The Open Source Dance Methodology, and the identification of 'The Dunnist Period in Music', a direction in Music specific to Modern Dance. With more that 10 evening length and over 100 individual compositions, numerous master sessions, multiple experimental sessions and explorations for/in Modern Dance, his current work includes identifying the Optimum Creative Dialog Phenomenon during sound and movement interactions; Depth of Engagement value in sound & movement interactions and Beyond 20th century collaborations to a 21st century symbiosis- The Macro-cycles of complex affect/effect through Movement Vocabulary & The Micro-cycles of limited affect/effect through Choreography. With a career spanning almost 40 years, he is considered one of the foremost thinkers on the relationship between sound and movement today and has served as a panelist for The NEA, MNSAB, IGMID, DSA, SEAMUS, SPARK, NDEO, NASD, and many others. Born and raised in Sri Lanka by Tamil parents, he is considered a pioneering South Asian artist for his work.
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