Lawrence Dunn is a composer, improviser, pianist, and percussionist, born in London. Presently based in Manchester, he currently teaches at Huddersfield University, and is completing a doctorate with Bryn Harrison. Current musical preoccupations include melody and harmony, lightness, disappointment, mnemonics, informality, experiment, digestion, sadness, and joy.
Recent pieces have been written for and performed by Quatuor Bozzini, Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Juliet Fraser, Apartment House, Plus-Minus Ensemble, Slagwerk den Haag, Philip Thomas, Sarah Saviet, and the Set Ensemble. Performances have been given at Tectonics Festival, Glasgow; Sound Festival, Aberdeen; Klangspuren Schwaz; the London Contemporary Music Festival; Gaudeamus Musicweek, Utrecht, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Dutch national radio NPO 4.
New projects include a solo release, and pieces for the State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble and Yekaterinburg-based Ensemble Intertext. Shortlisted for the 2018 Gaudeamus award, he was recently profiled in The Wire magazine.