Raised in East Asia and a veteran of many cities, Dorsey Dunn is a Los Angeles-based artist. His work in sound, text and image, in the form of installations, performances and written and recorded works, is an extended meditation on the perimeters of language, the movements of silence, and the vagaries of comprehension. Language, in its multiplicites of sound and meaning, is a primary concern, as are considerations of memory, spatial presence, and will. Dorsey regularly performs and exhibits his music and sound installations in the US and internationally. He has received invitations to residencies and festivals around the world, most
recently to MusicAcoustica in Beijing and Is Arti in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania. He has scored and produced music for film, theater, and dance, as well as for a variety of multimedia performances. During 2005 he provided sound design and music for productions at the Flea Theater in Tribeca, New York and for Theater Artaud and the Exit Theater in San Francisco. 2006 will see a solo show of his sound installation work at Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles; group exhibitions in Milwaukee, Hamburg and New York; performances in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and several cities in Japan; and working stays in Stockholm,
Amsterdam, and Berlin. Previously, he edited an international literary magazine, Trafika, based in Prague and New York. He was educated in New York City.
Dorsey Dunn participates in
SoundLAB – sonic art project environments