Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn

Current roles

Lecturer: BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology

Biography

I began lecturing at University Centre Doncaster in 2007 and am now primarily involved in the Creative Music Technology Degree programme of study where I deliver a variety of modules. Personal interests include original composition and performance work in addition to exploring other research opportunities within the field of music technology. Previous experience includes composition work for music videos, independent short films and industry promo videos. Most recent scholarly research has included funding by Palatine and YHELLN and is detailed below.

Current modules taught

  • Dissertation
  • Composition Technology
  • Digital Technologies
  • Sound Synthesis & Sampling
  • Experimental Live Performance
  • Digital Performance

Research / scholarly activity

Dunn, M. (2013) ‘Understanding the process: an examination of formal structuring methods employed by music students when composing’, in UCD Journal of Research & Scholarship, 3(2)

Dunn, M. (2012) Observing structuring processes in music composition, paper presented at University of Hull Critical Impact Symposium. Barton-upon-Humber, UK, 16 May 2012

Collins, D. & Dunn, M. (2011) ‘Problem solving strategies and processes in musical composition: observations in real-time’ in Journal of Music, Technology & Education, 3(2)

Sullivan, L., Dunn, M., Thorne, G. & Butcher, J. (2010) ‘Prodigy Project: supporting music technology pedagogy in schools and further education institutions, in UCD Journal of Research & Scholarship, 2(1)

Dunn, M. (2008) ‘Failure’. Unpublished MA Dissertation/Performance, University of Hull

Projects and Performances

Somewhereto… Phone Lines (2013) – sound recording and editing for Art In The Park – sound coordinator and producer in collaboration with UCD BA (Hons) CMT students

Transitions: Shakespeare’s Sonnets (2012) – sound recording and editing for Art In The Park – sound coordinator and producer in collaboration with UCD BA (Hons) CMT students

Sheffield Children’s Festival (2011) – sound installation piece commissioned by Art In The Park – sound project coordinator in collaboration with UCD BA (Hons) CMT students

Dunn, M. (2011) Under The Influence: Threshold Festival at the CUC [Live Performance]

Dunn, M. (2011) Experimental Promotions: Truffler Muffler at The Shipping Forecast [Live Performance]