Dr Alan Dunn, Reader

Dr Alan Dunn

Reader

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.

Current Teaching

  • MA Fine Art
  • BA Fine Art
  • PhD supervision

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

Research Interests

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.

Dr Alan Dunn, Reader

Ask Me About

  1. Art

Selected Outputs

  • Dunn A (In press) No 4 - Variation - Mutation - Adjustments - No 28.

  • Dunn A (In press) PRIVATE.

  • Dunn A (In press) The revolution will not be televised.

  • Dunn A (In press) LONDON ROAD: The ballad of RAY + JULIE.

  • 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) INVISIBLE OBJECT.

  • Dunn A (2016) Sechzig.

  • Dunn A (2016) Listening Booth.

  • Dunn A (2015) The sounds of an art school, with Chris Watson and Leeds Beckett students.

  • Dunn A (2015) Broadcast of The Ghost Telegrams, as part of Radipphrenia, curated by Mark Vernon.

  • Dunn A (2015) The Dark Outside FM/Sanctuary.

  • Dunn A (2015) Music for empty spaces.

  • Dunn A (2015) Project Radio.

  • Dunn A (2015) RADIO ON.

  • Dunn A (2015) NUMBERS.FM.

  • Dunn A (2014) (h)ear XL II.

  • Dunn A (2014) Sound Museum of Silence.

  • Dunn A (2014) RADIO ON.

  • Dunn A (2014) basic.fm.

  • Dunn A (2014) PMS, BBC Radio Merseyside.

  • Dunn A (2013) Intermission.

  • Dunn A (2013) Walking in the city.

  • Dunn A (2013) Süden Radio.

  • Dunn A (2013) Radio Panik 105.4fm.

  • Dunn A (2013) Soundartradio.

  • Dunn A (2013) Secret Thirteen.

  • Dunn A (2013) Radio Panik 105.4FM.

  • Dunn A (2012) Artists' uses of the word 'revolution'.

  • Dunn A (2012) Droit de cities: Artists' uses of the word 'revolution'.

  • Dunn A (2012) Liverpool Art Prize.

  • Dunn A (2012) Maggots to Markets.

  • Dunn A (2012) Black Dogs FM.

  • Dunn A (2011) SHAFT.

  • Dunn A (2011) The Zone.

  • Dunn A (2011) A history of background.

  • Dunn A (2010) Soundgate.

  • Dunn A (2010) Short Fuse.

  • Dunn A (2010) All the lonely people.

  • Dunn A (2008) Ends & Entries.

  • Dunn A (2008) nogozones, webradio broadcast and limited edition audio CD curated by Claudia Wegener and Terry Humphrey.

  • Dunn A (In press) Please Hold Magazine.

  • Dunn A (2016) Pictures of… Four Words on a giant electronic billboard.

  • Dunn A (2012) SOUNDWORKS.

  • 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) Everyday People (part 3).

  • Dunn A (2012) Adventures in Numb4rland.

  • Dunn A (2012) Everyday People (parts 1 and 2).

  • Dunn A (2011) GAUMONT.

  • Dunn A (2011) SPIES.

  • Dunn A (2011) Everyday People.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dunn A (2016) SuperBlock. In: DWELLING AND ITS DISCONTENTS: ART, HOME AND ECONOMY, 15 July 2016, ProtoHome, Newcastle.

  • Dunn A (2014) The sounds of ideas forming. 15 May 2014 - 17 May 2014.

  • Dunn A (2014) The sounds of ideas forming: Artists' uses of the word revolution. In: Sound Art Curating Conference, 15 May 2014 - 17 May 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London and The Courtauld Institute of Art..

  • (In press) Sonva Research Group Presents… DARK SOUND: DESTRUCTIVE POP 2015.

  • Dunn A (In press) Cultural Hijack.

  • Dunn A (In press) Colonize Revisited.

  • Dunn A (In press) noises festival.

  • Dunn A (In press) No 4 - Variation - Mutation - Adjustments - No 28.

  • Dunn A (In press) Inhospitable.

  • Dunn A (In press) Democratic Promenade.

  • Dunn A (In press) Democratic Promenade.

  • Dunn A (In press) Being a Bantam.

  • Dunn A (In press) DeptfordX.

  • Dunn A (In press) Inhospitable.

  • Dunn A (In press) SOUNDWALK2012.

  • Dunn A (In press) The ballad of RAY+JULIE.

  • Dunn A (In press) The incomplete archive of tenantspin.

  • Dunn A (In press) The Utopia Project: Perception.

  • Dunn A (In press) PITCH AND PATCH.

  • Dunn A (In press) Artists' uses of the word revolution.

  • Dunn A (In press) SuperHybrid.

  • Dunn A (In press) Hilltown New Music Festival.

  • Dunn A (In press) Hilltown New Music Festival.

  • Dunn A (In press) SOUNDWORKS.

  • Dunn A (In press) If a revolution comes to my country.

  • Dunn A (In press) FOUR WORDS: MARKET.

  • Dunn A (In press) Doppelgänger.

  • Dunn A (In press) Circuit Bridges.

  • Dunn A (In press) Circuit Bridges.

  • Dunn A (In press) Liverpool Art Prize.

  • dunn A (In press) Being a Bantam: the experience of football fans with a learning disability.

  • Dunn A (In press) Hoarding.

  • Dunn A (In press) Artists' uses of the word revolution.

  • Dunn A (In press) The revolution will not be ….

  • Dunn A (In press) RadioCity.

  • Dunn A (In press) Artists' uses of the word revolution.

  • Dunn A (In press) SOUNDWORKS.

  • Dunn A (In press) Boredom.

  • Dunn A (In press) FOUR WORDS: TECHNOLOGY.

  • Dunn A (In press) FOUR WORDS: ACADEMIA.

  • Dunn A (In press) Inhospitable: the collaborations.

  • Dunn A (In press) The Reading.

  • Dunn A (In press) The Reading.

  • Dunn A (In press) Foconorte Media Festival, Santander, Spain.

  • Dunn A (In press) OPEN NETWORK.

  • Dunn A (In press) Forest Fringe Travelling Sounds Library.

  • Dunn A (In press) FOUR WORDS: JANUARY.

  • Dunn A (In press) MANMADE.

  • Dunn A (In press) Modern History, Volume 1, group exhibition.

  • Dunn A (In press) PRIVATE.

  • Dunn A (In press) TAPE BRITAIN.

  • Dunn A (In press) Next Up.

  • Dunn A (In press) seconds.

  • Dunn A (In press) MANIF D'ART.

  • Dunn A (In press) When John Met Mike.

  • Dunn A (In press) Sounds of ideas forming.

  • Sharrocks A (In press) Museum of water,.

  • Dunn A (2015) TAPE BRITAIN.

  • Dunn A (2015) Revolutions in Graphic Design.

  • Dunn A (2014) RAY + JULIE on London Road.

  • 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.

  • Dunn A (2014) The sounds of an artist with a bag - Radio Continental Drift.

  • Dunn A (2012) Black Online.

  • Dunn A (2012) Ailis Ni Riain.

  • Dunn A (2011) Bill Drummond’s Curfew Tower.

  • Dunn A (2014) The sounds of ideas forming: the relationship between sound art and the everyday. [PhD Thesis]. Leeds Metropolitan University.

  • Dunn A (2012) "Soundtrack to a catastrophic world" review by norient.

    Reviewed by: norient in norient (NETWORK FOR LOCAL AND GLOBAL SOUNDS AND MEDIA CULTURE),

  • Dunn A (2011) "A history of background" review by Clive Bell.

    Reviewed by: Bell C in The Wire, (329),

  • Dunn A (2011) Douglas Gordon: Self portrait of you and me (blue skies). In: Ways of looking: evidence. Impressions Gallery, Bradford, pp. 16-19.

  • Dunn A (2011) Bellgrove to Lime Street, Return. In: Parry B ed. Cultural Hijack. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. 221-242.

  • Dunn A (2016) Invisible Object.

  • Dunn A (2016) DadaSounds.

  • Dunn A (2016) FOUR WORDS.

  • Dunn A (2015) work on the line.

  • Dunn A (2015) Other Worlds Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art.

  • Dunn A (2015) PNEM Sound Art Festival.

  • Dunn A (2015) Radiophrenia.

  • Dunn A (2015) The Winter's Tale UK International Radio Drama Festival.

  • Dunn A (2015) goldonred.

  • Dunn A (2015) Grey library for a closed airport.

  • 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) STRANGE ATTRACTOR @ STUDIO SOTO.

  • Dunn A (2012) V22 Summer Radio Club.

  • Dunn A (2012) Open Curate-It.

  • Dunn A (2012) Open Network.

  • Dunn A (2012) Liverpool Art Prize.

  • Dunn A (2012) Boredom.

  • Dunn A (2012) Hilltown New Music Festival.

  • Dunn A (2012) Adventures in Numb4rland.

  • Dunn A (2012) 44.

  • Dunn A (2011) A history of background.

  • Dunn A (2011) Forest Fringe Travelling Sounds Library.