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Listen to a collection of Lawrence Dunn compositions

February 2019

The Manchester based composer and musician shares some exclusive excerpts of past studio recordings and performances

“I’m attracted to bad taste,” declares Lawrence Dunn, speaking to Robert Barry in The Wire 421. The pianist and percussionist uses “refusals” and “the company of obnoxious ideas” to help him write his experimental and playful works. The 28 year old's online discography dates back to 2009, though this playlist showcases examples of his most recent works, with “Set Of Four” and “Disappointment Rondeau” being more representative of his current practice.

“Habitual” (2017)
Live recording (excerpt)
Performed by Sarah Saviet, Sankt Gertrude, Cologne

“For Piano (Dancing)” (2017)
Live recording (excerpt)
Performed by Philip Thomas, St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield

“Sentimental Drifting Music” (2016)
New version, 2019 (excerpt)
Performed by Lawrence Dunn

“Set Of Four” (2017)
Studio recording (excerpt)
Performed by Irine Røsnes, Colin Frank & Lawrence Dunn

“Disappointment Rondeau” (2018)
Live recording (excerpt)
Performed by Slagwerk Den Haag, Theater Kikker, Utrecht

Read the full interview with Lawrence Dunn in The Wire 421. Subscribers can access the full article via the digital archive

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