cantaudio | catalogue | un-numbered

Below is a list of works associated with cantaudio but not part of the official catalogue. All works are free of charge with postage to be paid for where possible. Email a.dunn@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for details.



1998
7", edition 1000

take the mic away
7" picture disc single as part of The Bluecoat's Live from the Vinyl Junkyard, curated by Bryan Biggs, featuring excerpts from performances by Jeremy Deller, Forsyth & Pollard, Colin Fallows and Cornford & Cross. Produced by Alan Dunn and ex-Christians Henry Priestman, featuring remix by Philip Jeck.


2001
CD, edition 1000

high life
CD by tenantspin and Alan Dunn, featuring Sefton Park tenants singing and reciting poetry. Highlights include Margo Hogg's You'll never walk alone and Ronnie Ross' emotional Almost Persuaded.


2003
BBC Radio 3 commission

SuperBlock
Collaborative work with Jeff Young and tenantspin, set in the year 2040 when all of Liverpool's demolished tower blocks are rebuilt, on top of each other. The work follows the architect as he returns to climb through his superstructure. Produced with tenants and Kate Rowland with a soundtrack by Skyray and parts read by George Costigan, Sunetra Sarker, Sam Kelly, William 'Sinbad' Dixon and Andrew Schofield. Click here for MP3.


2003
CD, edition 1000

superblockrockingbeats
CD by tenantspin and Alan Dunn, featuring city-wide tenants performing. Highlights include excerpts from SuperBlock and the opening track featuring Superflex and curator Rene Block uttering Never mind the blocks.


2005
4 x 12" duplate, edition 1

DELETER
Four 12" dublates and CD remix from audio files found on the cutting room floor, including obscure horse racing commentaries, spoon playing, Foreign Investment's Good morning Camberwell and screams from the Identikit project at the Bluecoat. The four vinyls are then passed to Philip Jeck to create this remix. Other MP3s on request.


2005
download

A Winter's Tale
Collaborative work with Chris Watson and tenantspin, creating a soundtrack for the high-rise views they can see but not hear. Download part 1 (city) here and part 2 (park) here.


2006
CD, edition 1000

park life
CD by tenantspin and Alan Dunn, featuring Chris Watson, Foreign Investment and local residents creating new works inspired by Sefton Park in Winter. The track The Stoorry evolved from a creative writing class betwen The Greenhouse Project and artist Shane Beales. The young people's tales were then re-worked by local punk band Walk The Plank. Michael On The Roundabout evolved from choir workshops run by artist Wibke Hott at the nearby Liverpool Womens' Hospital.


2006
12" duplate,
edition 1

800RPM
Single-sided 12" with 800 uses of the word revolution and a label consisting six real autographs from influential Merseyside males - Dalglish, Peel, Drummond, McCulloch, Shankly and Tomlinson. Edition signed and framed. The one copy was purchased by Ian and Minako Jackson.


2006
download

Arnold Circus
Collaboration with Jeff Young and CRISIS/Skylight, curated by Claudia Wegener. For three weeks we ran writing and audio workshops in London's east end, inviting our collaborators only to whisper, revealing tales of being in the band Arnold and the stories behind Oranges and lemons.


2006
download

The Archive Hour
Stewart Henderson's feature on tenantspin for BBC Radio 4's Archive Hour featuring myself, Paul Kelly, Josie Crawford, Jeff Young, Chris Watson, Jim Jones, Dolly Lloyd, Kath Healy and others. Download MP3 here.


2006
download

Good Diversions - Foreign Investment
From the Good Diversions programme put together to combat The Big Dig, the huge upheaval in Liverpool City Centre. Artists' group Foreign Investment paraded the building sites, performing with street musicians and making announcements about common ground and borders. Download the following tracks - Brigitte, Common, Claudia and All the lonely people.


2007
CD, edition 100

no go zones
Radio project curated by Claudia Wegener and Terry Humphrey, featuring Phill Niblock, Radio Continental Drift, William Furlong, Declan McGonagle, Foreign Investment, Charles Hayward, Ocean Viva Silver and William Kentridge, The 67projects' track no ma da once said owt was one of four pieces in response to an audio file "no man like my father" produced by Karon and Tutu, mixing in sounds from the Luc Besson series of Taxi' films and recordings of a neighbour revving his Subaru up for four minutes every day at 6am.


2008
download

Earworms in a dark city
Constructed in European Capital of Culture year 2008 as part of a project called Five Cities. Two drunks are on a boat returning to Liverpool. They sprawl over a piano as the dock gets nearer. They try to recall all the catchy hooks they know, the earworms from TV theme tunes, pop songs and football crowds. The recording is interupted by a late night session from John Spoons in Quiggins. The ghosts of my life drift through, Enola Gay, Revolution 9, Torres, Lightning Seeds, Brookside, Jeck, Casey, Wylie, Liverbirds, Frankie, Boo! La's, Peel, Scully, Trumpton, Walk Alone, Z-Cars, Fallow's Dada LP, Scally, Long-haired lover and Ocean Rain. Click here for MP3.


2010
CD, edition 300

Topping Out
Audio collage Topping Out produced for Foreign Investment as part of their Topping Out commission to mark Arts Council England's move into new premises at The Hive in Manchester. ACE staff's favourite songs drift in and out of lectures by water diviners, architects and the ACE Scratch Choir.


2010
download

Por Convencion Ferrer
Soundtrack for David Jacques' film Por Convencion Ferrer, recorded in an empty Central Library during refurbishment.


2010
download

Empty Studio (background and foreground versions)
Two compositions for Marion Harrison's Short Fuse studio residency programme. Lyrics by myself and recital by Rita Griffiths.


2012
CD, edition 500

The Ghost Telegrams, Volume 1
Collaboration with Jeff Young and Paul Simpson, exploring the extraordinary founders of Lytham, the Clifton family, with the voice of Harry played by Ron 'Fagin' Moody and the female voices by Jennifer John. Compiled from unseen archives, these are the untold exploits of eccentric rogue Harry, reclusive mother Violet and Siberian adventurer John Talbot. Follow them from vast wealth through to financial ruin taking in Hollywood gothic, pawned Renoirs and poetic madness.


2012
Live soundtrack

PRIVATE
I put together the one-off PRIVATE event with Michael Jenkins, presented at the top of Liverpool's Radio City Tower. Highlights include this new work CP1919 by Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order), 75% of which is constructed from Pulsars recordings I gave to him, and live performances by Jeff Young (Sputnik Jesus, part 3) and Claire Potter.


2012
Live playback

No 4 - Variation - Mutation - Adjustments - No 28
Collaborative work with Martyn Rainford, presented in BasementArtsProject, Leeds, at 2pm on 4.8.12 for 24 people for 48 minutes.


2012
12" dubplate, edition 1

noumenon
Collaborative work with Martyn Rainford, presented at Albert Dock, Liverpool.


2012-date
Downloads and broadcasts

The Chris Watson mixes
Since inviting Chris to Leeds Met/Beckett University in 2009, he has returned each year to work with students from across our school of Art, Architecture & Design and beyond. Occasionally we broadcast some of the results, including Framework FM, 2012, Framework FM, 2014, New Adventures in Sound Art, Canada, 2015 and Project Radio, Leeds, 2015.


2013
Live playback

London Road, 1981
Collaborative work with Jeff Young and Martin Heslop, presented at St. George's Hall, Liverpool as part of Nathan Jones' Electronic Voice Phenomena event. Attaching contact microphones to the nearby RAY + JULIE sculpture, we summon the ghosts of Roxy Music's 1972 St. George's Hall performance.


2013
Live playback

London Road, 1966
Collaborative work with Jeff Young and Martin Heslop, presented at Metal Liverpool as part of the Composers' Laboratory event. We summon the ghosts of Bob Dylan's 1966 performance in the Odeon that once faced RAY + JULIE.


2013
LP, complex edition

Alan Dunn sings Douglas Gordon singing Bas Jan Ader singing The Velvet Underground singing Chris Watson singing Alec Finlay singing Clive Powell singing Maria Jardardottir singing Paul McCartney singing Susan Philipsz singing Denny Laine singing Zippy singing Radiohead singing Pogue Mahones singing Uncle Rab singing Ailís Ní Ríain singing Pendle Witches singing Paul Sullivan singing Bill Drummond singing 45
Long title for short cassette work produced during a 24-hour residency at Bill Drummond's Curfew Tower in Cushendall, facilitated by Paul Sullivan at Static Gallery. Click here for MP3.


2013
Download

A short obituary for Mark E. Smith
Collaboration with Derek Trillo, produced during Art Lab, curated by Lewis Sykes, MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2-6 September 2013. Art Lab was a {CODE Creatives} project, an intensive, week-long laboratory to develop artistic projects using creative technologies for postgraduate or early career researchers. A short obituary for Mark E. Smith fuses the BBC4 documentary The wonderful and frightening world of Mark E. Smith with the novel Penguin Lost by Andrey Kurkov, the story of a Russian obituary writer. From the documentary, I took the nine lines spoken by Anthony H. Wilson and invited Manchester photographer Derek Trillo to read them. Click here for MP3.


2014
12" dubplate, edition 1

noumenon
Collaborative work with Martyn Rainford, the previous noumenon track is further remixed by Scanner and Dr Cyclops, and produced as a new double-sided 12" dubplate, for the Colonize exhibition in Jamestown, New York. The Scanner remix is here and Dr Cyclops here.


2014
broadcasts and downloads

niconversation
An inadvertent tribute to Nico as part of a tribute to somebody else. Broadcast on Roger Hill's PMS on BBC Radio Merseyside on Sunday 17th August 2014. Click here for MP3.


2014-16
broadcasts and downloads

RETROGRADE: The sound of an art school
Series of compositions featuring content developed with Manchester School of Art (broadcast by Berlin's RADIO ON, curated by Rinus Van Alebeek), Estonia Academy of Arts (also RADIO ON) and Leeds Beckett University, working with Sophie Mallett.


2015
broadcasts and downloads

do not listen
Collaborative work with Valerie Vivancos for The Dark Outside, curated by Frenchbloke. The Dark Outside transmits sounds on FM that have never been broadcast before, in a remote location where nobody may be listening. Click here for MP3.


2015
broadcasts and downloads

Miniatures
A sequence of four tiny masterpieces, presented at Circuit Bridges, UCLan Media Factory, Preston, and Gallery MC, New York, curated by Patricia Walsh. Alan Dunn & Jeff Young Molly Wookey, reworking of an interview with an elderly lady on whom Dr. Arthur Spencer at Powick Psychiatric Hospital experimented with heavy doses of LSD. Backing track by Leeds Beckett University students Amy Leech ( Maggots for breakfast) and Mark Whitford (Canal Contact Microphone, midnight, with Chris Watson). Jean-Philippe Renoult Nosey Noises, a medley of nostril noise and other mutterings by George Clinton. Algernon Doll recording with Steve Albini in Chicago, December 2014. The Ramonas We're a happy family, recorded at Transmission Recording Studio, Sussex, December 2014, featuring Marlon (AMI) on guitar, in homage to The Residents' We're a happy family from the 1980 LP 'Miniatures - 51 Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan Fisher'.


2015
Gold cassettes, edition 100

Gold on red
A continuation of Green on red. One hundred gold C6 cassettes curated by Alan Dunn, featuring: Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim Harry Nilsson's Voice and Mike Badger No one could have more Created for Stuplex 002.


2016
broadcasts and downloads

Meeting Jeff Nuttall on the 19.12 from Leeds
Work presented at Le JRM (Le Jardin des Recherches Musicales), with thanks to Dinah Bird, Jean-Philippe Renoult and Valerie Vivancos.The J.R.M. (Jardin de Recherches Musicales) is a mini FM festival, an afternoon of sun, sonic experimentation, field recordings, and performances on the disused little belt railway that goes all the way round Paris. Click here for MP3.


2016
broadcasts and downloads

DRUMTHING (first song I remember hearing)
A tribute to Ringo, broadcast on Roger Hill's PMS on BBC Radio Merseyside on Sunday 13th November 2016. Click here for MP3.


2016
Cassette, edition 1

A strange kind of death tape
A continuation of Gold on red. A single found cassette sold on eBay. Click here for MP3.


2017
Live playback

THE EIGHTH WONDER
To mark the installation of Nicholas Monro's King Kong sculpture as part of the Henry Moore Institute's City Sculpture Projects 1972 exhibition, we create THE EIGHTH WONDER, a new soundwork for the associated THE KING & I exhibition at &model.


2017
Live playback

RECOMPOSED: THE SOUND BARRIER - NO.6 featuring live remix by Jack Wolff: BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER - NO.7
This is the 6th and 7th incarnation of a sound work that began as Martyn Rainford's contribution to A history of background. This live playback and remix were presented at the SCOPE PLUS Festival in Huddersfield, curated by Julian Jaschke and Mutualism.


2017
broadcast and download

SLEEP CUBE
Composition developed with First Year students at Leeds Beckett Universoty, broadcast by Berlin's RADIO ON, curated by Rinus Van Alebeek.


2017
broadcast and download

The revolution will not be televised
Cover version of Gil Scott-Heron song by Danny McEvoy, presented as part of PMS's celebration of 40 years of radio broadcasting, curated by Roger Hill.


2017
2 x 12" dubplates

If a revolution comes to my country
Two 10-minute mixes on dubplates in listening booth as part of the Cultural Hijack exhibition, ARCHIP, Prague, curated by Ben Parry.


2017
Soundtrack

FOUR WORDS: TECHNOLOGY
Thirty-minute soundtrack by Scanner commissioned to accompany the three-month 24/7 installation of FOUR WORDS: TECHNOLOGY at Platform, Leeds, November 2017.



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