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Dr

Alan
Dunn

Alan's current research is twofold. One area concentrates on the recent technical developments in electronic billboards and their potential to host artistic content. In January 2016 he curated one hour's worth of content for Europe's largest moving image screen opposite Lime Street station in Liverpool, commencing his 'FOUR WORDS' project that has since seen iterations at Bath Spa University, Leeds Tech Hub and on Channel 4.

The second area is an ongoing investigation into the relationship between sound art and the everyday, using live events, CDs and broadcasts to introduce new audiences to audio material from a range of professionals and community members. This research has been recognised by Arts Council England amongst others as good practice in the development of non-gallery cultural practice and by academics in relation to sound art pedagogy.

Alan Dunn studied at Glasgow School of Art and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research explores new models for curating content for non-gallery audiences and his recent PhD considered the relationship between sound art and the everyday.

Dr. Alan Dunn (b. 1967, Glasgow) was curator of The Bellgrove Station Billboard Project (Glasgow 1990-91), lead artist on the tenantspin project (FACT, Liverpool 2001-7) and recently completed a PhD on sound art based on the 10xCD opus 'The sounds of ideas forming.'

Through these projects Dunn has developed collaborative content with Bill Drummond, Douglas Gordon, Yoko Ono, Philip Jeck, Pauline Oliveros and Brian Eno. He currently lives and works in Liverpool and is a Reader in Art & Design at Leeds Beckett University.

In 2012 he was short-listed for the Liverpool Art Prize and is the joint arts editor of the online journal Stimulus Respond. He is a Board Member of East Street Arts in Leeds and co-owner of Alternator Studio in Birkenhead.

  • MA Fine Art
  • BA Fine Art
  • PhD supervision

Dunn is the Research Degrees Coordinator for the School of Art, Architecture & Design.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (16)

  • Dunn A (2017), The truth will not be televised. Stimulus Respond
  • Dunn A (2015), The sound of a sound art archive, included in Volume 7 Number 3 of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, edited by Rowan Bailey and Jess Power, University of Huddersfield.. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
  • Dunn A (2015), Title: Sound of a sound art archive: Artists' uses of the word revolution. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
  • Dunn A (2014), THE SOUNDS OF A LISTENER WITH A BAG. Stimulus Respond
  • Dunn A (2014), Claire Potter - 'I' wonder. Stimulus Respond(16)
  • Dunn A (2014), Jeff Young - Dead Baby Mice. Stimulus Respond
  • Boulton J (2014), Radio Continental Drift - The sounds of an artist with a bag. 'stimulus respond' issue 17
  • Dunn A (2012), The End Is Nigh: Bigert & Bergstrom's 'The Last Calendar'. Stimilus Respond
  • Dunn A (2012), Seeing In The Dark: Suzanne Treister. Stimulus Respond
  • Dunn A (2012), Taken. Stimulus Respond
  • Dunn A (2012), The Elephant In The Room: Bill Drummond's Curfew Tower. Stimulus Respond
  • Dunn A (2011), Thanks for listening: Chris Watson. Stimulus Respond
  • Dunn A (2011), Foreign Investment. Stimulus Respond
  • Dunn A (2011), Generous, but no' serious (twenty year voyage beyond the bath-tub). The Poster, vol. 1 (2), p. 193-213.
  • Dunn A (2009), Singing the sound of silence. Corridor8, vol. 1
  • Dunn A (2008), Platform 58. Platform58(02)

Artefacts (3)

  • Dunn A (2017), Artists' uses of the word revolution.
  • Fryer AK; Dunn A (2011), A History of Background - A Small Glass of Prosecco.
  • Stansbie L (2011), A History of Background.

Artworks (33)

  • Dunn A (In press), Miniatures, part of Circuit Bridges.
  • Ratcliff P; Dunn A (2017), Journey through the mirror pool.
  • Dunn A (2014), STUPLEX001: greenonred.
  • Dunn A (2014), Colonize: noumenon.
  • Dunn A (2014), SIGN UP.
  • Dunn A (2013), The Curfew Tower.
  • Dunn A (2013), London Road 1966.
  • Dunn A (2013), tunnelblind.
  • Dunn A (2013), London Road 1981.
  • Dunn A (2012), The Ghost Telegrams (Volume 1).
  • Dunn A (2012), "Soundtrack to a catastrophic world" review by norient. norient (NETWORK FOR LOCAL AND GLOBAL SOUNDS AND MEDIA CULTURE)
  • Dunn A (2012), Adventures in Numb4rland.
  • Dunn A (2012), Everyday People (part 3).
  • Dunn A (2012), Everyday People (parts 1 and 2).
  • Dunn A (2011), GAUMONT.
  • Dunn A (2011), SPIES.
  • Dunn A (2011), Everyday People.
  • Dunn A (2011), "A history of background" review by Clive Bell. The Wire(329)
  • Dunn A (2010), Heatshield on a silver moon.
  • Dunn A (2010), Night of the broadcast 1888.
  • Dunn A (2010), CANAL&.
  • Dunn A (2010), Topping Out.
  • Dunn A; Parry B (2010), Soundtrack to a catastrophic world.
  • Dunn A (2010), Grey is the colour of hope.
  • Dunn A (2009), PRIVATE ... AYE.
  • Dunn A (2009), Artists' uses of the word 'revolution'.
  • Dunn A (2008), Por Convencion Ferrer.
  • Dunn A (2008), La Dolce Vita.
  • Dunn A (2008), Music for the Williamson Tunnels.
  • Dunn A (2008), nogozones.
  • Dunn A (2008), MOTTO.
  • Dunn A (2008), Soundtrack for a Mersey Tunnel.
  • Dunn A (2008), Popped.

Books (1)

  • Dunn A (2015) Music for The Williamson Tunnels: A collection of the sound of dripping water, cited Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond. . .

Chapters (2)

  • Dunn A (2011) Douglas Gordon: Self portrait of you and me (blue skies). In: Dunn A Ways of looking: evidence. : Impressions Gallery, Bradford, pp. 16-19.
  • Dunn A (2011) Bellgrove to Lime Street, Return. In: Dunn A Cultural Hijack. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. 221-242.

Compositions (3)

  • Dunn A (2024), RAY + JULIE on London Road.
  • Dunn A (2015), TAPE BRITAIN.
  • Dunn A (2015), Revolutions in Graphic Design.

Conference contributions (3)

  • Dunn A (2016) SuperBlock ProtoHome, Newcastle 20160715. : .
  • Dunn A (2014) The sounds of ideas forming 20140515. : .
  • Dunn A (2014) The sounds of ideas forming: Artists' uses of the word revolution. Goldsmiths, University of London and The Courtauld Institute of Art. 20140515. : .

Exhibitions (56)

  • Dunn A (In press), Inhospitable.
  • Dunn A (In press), Inhospitable: the collaborations.
  • Dunn A (In press), No 4 - Variation - Mutation - Adjustments - No 28.
  • Dunn A (In press), Hilltown New Music Festival.
  • Dunn A (In press), SOUNDWALK2012.
  • Dunn A (In press), SOUNDWORKS.
  • Dunn A (In press), Liverpool Art Prize.
  • Dunn A (In press), Boredom.
  • Dunn A (In press), Forest Fringe Travelling Sounds Library.
  • Dunn A (In press), Democratic Promenade.
  • Dunn A (In press), Foconorte Media Festival, Santander, Spain.
  • Dunn A (In press), The Reading.
  • Dunn A (In press), SuperHybrid.
  • Dunn A (In press), MANMADE.
  • Dunn A (In press), Next Up.
  • Dunn A (In press), PRIVATE.
  • Dunn A (In press), OPEN NETWORK.
  • Dunn A (In press), When John Met Mike.
  • Dunn A (In press), MANIF D'ART.
  • Dunn A (In press), Cultural Hijack.
  • Dunn A (In press), noises festival.
  • Dunn A (In press), DeptfordX.
  • Dunn A (In press), The incomplete archive of tenantspin.
  • Dunn A (In press), Hilltown New Music Festival.
  • Dunn A (In press), Sounds of ideas forming.
  • Dunn A (In press), The Utopia Project: Perception.
  • Dunn A (In press), PITCH AND PATCH.
  • Dunn A (In press), Colonize Revisited.
  • Dunn A (In press), seconds.
  • Dunn A (In press), TAPE BRITAIN.
  • Dunn A (In press), Modern History, Volume 1, group exhibition.
  • (In press)Sonva Research Group Presents... DARK SOUND: DESTRUCTIVE POP 2015.
  • Dunn A (In press), FOUR WORDS: JANUARY..
  • Dunn A (In press), Being a Bantam.
  • Dunn A (In press), The ballad of RAY+JULIE.
  • Dunn A (In press), Circuit Bridges.
  • Dunn A (In press), Circuit Bridges.
  • Dunn A (In press), Hoarding.
  • Sharrocks A (In press), Museum of water,.
  • Dunn A (In press), SOUNDWORKS.
  • Dunn A (In press), Democratic Promenade.
  • Dunn A (In press), The Reading.
  • Dunn A (In press), Inhospitable.
  • Dunn A (In press), FOUR WORDS: MARKET.
  • Dunn A (In press), Doppelgänger.
  • Dunn A (In press), RadioCity.
  • dunn A (In press), Being a Bantam: the experience of football fans with a learning disability.
  • Dunn A (In press), Artists' uses of the word revolution.
  • Dunn A (In press), Artists' uses of the word revolution.
  • Dunn A (In press), Artists' uses of the word revolution..
  • Dunn A (In press), FOUR WORDS: ACADEMIA.
  • Dunn A (In press), FOUR WORDS: TECHNOLOGY.
  • Dunn A (In press), If a revolution comes to my country.
  • Dunn A (In press), The revolution will not be ....
  • Dunn A (2012), "Soundtrack to a catastrophic world" review by norient. norient (NETWORK FOR LOCAL AND GLOBAL SOUNDS AND MEDIA CULTURE)
  • Dunn A (2011), "A history of background" review by Clive Bell. The Wire(329)

Films or broadcasts (36)

  • INVISIBLE OBJECT (In press) Dunn A. radio-on-berlin.com:
  • Listening Booth (2016) Dunn A. :
  • Sechzig (2016) Dunn A. :
  • The sounds of an art school, with Chris Watson and Leeds Beckett students (2015) Dunn A. :
  • Broadcast of The Ghost Telegrams, as part of Radipphrenia, curated by Mark Vernon (2015) Dunn A. :
  • The Dark Outside FM/Sanctuary (2015) Dunn A. :
  • Music for empty spaces (2015) Dunn A. :
  • RADIO ON (2015) Dunn A. :
  • Project Radio (2015) Dunn A. :
  • RADIO ON (2015) Dunn A. :
  • NUMBERS.FM (2015) Dunn A. :
  • (h)ear XL II (2014) Dunn A. :
  • Sound Museum of Silence (2014) Dunn A. :
  • RADIO ON (2014) Dunn A. :
  • basic.fm (2014) Dunn A. :
  • PMS, BBC Radio Merseyside (2014) Dunn A. :
  • Intermission (2013) Dunn A. :
  • Walking in the city (2013) Dunn A. :
  • Süden Radio (2013) Dunn A. :
  • Radio Panik 105.4fm (2013) Dunn A. :
  • Soundartradio (2013) Dunn A. :
  • Secret Thirteen (2013) Dunn A. :
  • Radio Panik 105.4FM (2013) Dunn A. :
  • Artists' uses of the word 'revolution' (2012) Dunn A. :
  • Droit de cities: Artists' uses of the word 'revolution' (2012) Dunn A. :
  • Liverpool Art Prize (2012) Dunn A. :
  • Maggots to Markets (2012) Dunn A. :
  • Black Dogs FM (2012) Dunn A. :
  • SHAFT (2011) Dunn A. :
  • The Zone (2011) Dunn A. :
  • A history of background (2011) Dunn A. :
  • Soundgate (2010) Dunn A. :
  • Short Fuse (2010) Dunn A. :
  • All the lonely people (2010) Dunn A. :
  • Ends & Entries (2008) Dunn A. :
  • nogozones, webradio broadcast and limited edition audio CD curated by Claudia Wegener and Terry Humphrey (2008) Dunn A. :

Internet publications (4)

  • Dunn A (2014), The sounds of an artist with a bag - Radio Continental Drift. Stimulus Respond(17), p. 30-32.
  • Dunn A (2012), Black Online.
  • Dunn A (2012), Ailis Ni Riain.
  • Dunn A (2011), Bill Drummond's Curfew Tower..

Media (3)

  • Dunn A (In press), Listening Booth.
  • Dunn A (2016), TAPE BRITAIN.
  • Dunn A (2015), LONDON ROAD 66 81.

Newspaper or magazine articles (3)

  • Dunn A (In press), Please Hold Magazine. Please Hold Magazine
  • Dunn A (2016), Pictures of... Four Words on a giant electronic billboard. a-n magazine
  • Dunn A (2012), SOUNDWORKS. The Morning Star

Other (26)

  • Dunn A (2016), DadaSounds.
  • Dunn A (2016), Invisible Object.
  • Dunn A (2015), PNEM Sound Art Festival.
  • Dunn A (2015), work on the line.
  • Dunn A (2015), goldonred.
  • Dunn A (2015), Grey library for a closed airport.
  • Dunn A (2015), Other Worlds Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art.
  • Dunn A (2015), Radiophrenia.
  • Dunn A (2015), The Winter's Tale UK International Radio Drama Festival.
  • Dunn A (2014), Transnational Express.
  • Dunn A (2013), Art Lab.
  • Dunn A (2013), Electronic Voice Phenomenon.
  • Dunn A (2013), Composers Laboratory.
  • Dunn A (2013), noises festival.
  • Dunn A (2012), Soundwalk2012.
  • Dunn A (2012), V22 Summer Radio Club.
  • Dunn A (2012), Liverpool Art Prize.
  • Dunn A (2012), Open Curate-It.
  • Dunn A (2012), Open Network.
  • Dunn A (2012), 44.
  • Dunn A (2012), Boredom.
  • Dunn A (2012), Adventures in Numb4rland.
  • Dunn A (2012), STRANGE ATTRACTOR @ STUDIO SOTO.
  • Dunn A (2012), Hilltown New Music Festival.
  • Dunn A (2011), Forest Fringe Travelling Sounds Library.
  • Dunn A (2011), A history of background.

Peer reviews (artworks/exhibitions) (2)

  • Dunn A (2012), "Soundtrack to a catastrophic world" review by norient. norient (NETWORK FOR LOCAL AND GLOBAL SOUNDS AND MEDIA CULTURE)
  • Dunn A (2011), "A history of background" review by Clive Bell. The Wire(329)

Performances (7)

  • Dunn A (In press), Mull Of The Curfew Tower.
  • Dunn A (In press), Cantaudio.
  • Dunn A (In press), A happening commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. Directed by Nick Bagnall with Technical Director Christina Eddowes, Bass Tech and artists Emma Bassnett, Philip Jeck, Paislie Reid, Michael Hawkins, Tim Brunsden and Leila Romaya..
  • Dunn A (In press), PRIVATE.
  • Dunn A (In press), No 4 - Variation - Mutation - Adjustments - No 28.
  • Dunn A (In press), The revolution will not be televised.
  • Dunn A (In press), LONDON ROAD: The ballad of RAY + JULIE.

Theses or dissertations (1)

  • Dunn A (2014), The sounds of ideas forming: the relationship between sound art and the everyday.
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