Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is a Chicago-born artist and writer seeking to destroy the sentence. His work has been featured in several recycle bins throughout the city, most often with a better draft already in progress.

Carlos's biggest secret is that he has no idea how to write. Like no idea. He just kind of smashes the keys on his laptop hoping they form complete sentences. He wrote his last essay by throwing darts at a dictionary.

Text/Sound/Transmission. 2014. Physical CD in a DVD case, including a perfect bound book.


Ever wondered how spam emails sound like spoken aloud? Now's your chance to find out!

Compositions on Text/Sound/Transmission are heavily research-based with text derived from other sources including Facebook, RuneScape, spam emails, and more. From the many ways people wish you happy birthday on your timeline to the endless amount of clichés that include the word "dog" in them, this album contains several text-sound experiments recorded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's whisper room.

Featuring vocals from Emily Wardell, Mars Giolas, Rebecca Himelstein, Nathanael Jones, Christoph Szpunar, Kate Morris, Taylor King, Anna Orlikowska, and Carlos Antonio Piñón.

Album includes one CD with nine tracks and a perfect bound book with scores for each composition.

Text/Sound/Transmission was originally recorded in Mark Booth's 2014 class under the same name.

30 pages. 7½" × 5¼" (19 cm × 13¼ cm).

Price: $15

Note: All perfect bound books are printed by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Service Bureau. Please allow a month for delivery for orders to be made, picked up, and shipped.

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