Prof Colin Fallows

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Prof. Colin Fallows is Professor of Sound and Visual Arts at the Liverpool School of Art and Design Liverpool John Moores University. Prof. Fallows’ research explores crossovers between sound and the visual arts, frequently investigating the conditions and potentialities of listening. As artist and curator, he has produced soundworks for live ensemble performance, recordings, exhibition, installation, radio and the Internet. His artistic and curatorial projects have featured in numerous international festivals, galleries and museums. He leads the Colin Fallows Ensemble - an electric guitar trio (with Bee Hughes and Eva Petersen) dedicated to the performance of multi-layered soundworks, dense with microtones which generate numerous overtones through bespoke tuning to resonant performance spaces. His large-scale curated exhibitions, with related internationally distributed book publications, reinterpret previously under-researched figures and works in popular culture including: Stuart Sutcliffe - A Retrospective (2008), Astrid Kirchherr - A Retrospective (2010), and Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs at the Kunsthalle, Vienna (2012) and the International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2013). He has been instrumental in the acquisition of several world-class archives of popular culture/counterculture held at Liverpool John Moores University. As curator and research consultant to these archives, he has researched and curated materials in a variety of contexts for large-scale exhibitions in galleries and museums across nine countries. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Audio Research Editions, a limited edition imprint for artists’ soundworks, which since 1998, has published over two hundred works by artists from over twenty countries.

Composition

Fallows C. 2022. Paean

Fallows C. 2020. Reverb Variations 1 & 2

Fallows C. 2020. Reverbs - LP Publisher Url

Fallows C. 2020. Reverbs - CD

Fallows C. 2017. Spring Reverb Publisher Url

Fallows C. 2017. Analogue Publisher Url

Fallows C. 2017. Light Night Reverbs

Fallows C. 2015. Winter Reverb II

Fallows C. 2015. Autumn Reverb

Fallows C. 2015. Summer Reverb

Fallows C. 2015. Winter Reverb

Fallows C. 2014. Tonement I

Fallows C. 2009. Colourfield for Strings

Chapters

Fallows C. 2022. The Beatles and Place: The Photography of PTMadden PTMadden Liverpool Beatles :1-2 PTMadden Editions. UK 978-0-9550940-1-9

Fallows C. 2022. Port Sunlight: The Photography of PTMadden PTMadden Port Sunlight :1-1 PTMadden Editions. UK 978-0-9550940-2-6

Fallows C. 2021. Chester Fog: The Photography of PTMadden PTMadden Chester Fog :1-1 PTMadden Editions. UK 978-0-9550940-3-3

Fallows C, Clements N. 2014. Vintage Girls Vintage Girls Men’s File Archive in association with Photo Ed Press. London 9780955932250

Fallows C. 2014. The Art of the Rockers’ Jacket’ Pride and Glory: The Art of the Rockers’ Jacket Daab Books. Cologne, Germany 978-3-942597-20-3

Fallows C. 2012. The Art of the Rockers’ Jacket Daab R. Pride and Glory: The Art of the Rockers’ Jacket Daab Books. Cologne, Germany 978-3-942597-20-3

Fallows C. 2009. Soundings Biggs B, Sheldon J. Art in a City Revisited :209-227 Liverpool University Press / The University of Chicago Press 9781846310836

Other

Fallows C. 2021. William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin Fallows C, Cleary S. Publisher Url

Fallows C, Friedrichs H. 2014. The Art of the Rockers' Jacket Publisher Url

Fallows C. 2012. Kunstradio Classics Fallows C, Zimmermann E.

Fallows C. 2012. Cut-Ups Fallows C, Zimmermann E.

Fallows C. 2012. William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin

Fallows C. Audio Research Editions Fallows C.

Journal article

Fallows C. 2013. Faith - Friendship - Freedom: The Fifty-Nine Club and the Art of the Rockers’ Jacket Nicolai: Magazine for Art, Culture, Design & Architecture, :23-23

Fallows C. 2012. Chance Encounters: The Art and Methods of John Cage and William S. Burroughs Dussini M. Falter,

Book

Fallows C, Genzmer S. 2012. Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs Fallows C, Genzmer S. Verlag fur Moderne Kunst. Nurnberg, Germany 978-3-86984-315-5

Exhibition

Fallows C. Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs

Fallows C. Punk Archives

Fallows C. Punk Archives

Fallows C, Clough, M . Astrid Kirchherr - A Retrospective

Fallows C, Clough, M . Stuart Sutcliffe - A Retrospective

Fallows C. Sex Pistols - April 1976: The Art of PTMADDEN Publisher Url

Fallows C, Miles B, Kugelberg J, Young K, Daley MP, Chinn L. Cut-ups: William S. Burroughs 1914 - 2014

Fallows C, Cleary S, Linehan A. Punk 1976-1978 Publisher Url

Fallows C, Miles B. Real English Tea Made Here Publisher Url

Fallows C, Cleary S, Linehan A. Punk 1976-1978 Publisher Url

Fallows C, Cleary S, Linehan A. Punk 1976-1978

Fallows C. Eric’s Club

Fallows C, McCready J. Believe in the Ruins: Situationists | 1968 | Sex Pistols

Fallows C, Savage J. 1966 | 1976 SEX BEATLES

Fallows C. Punk 1975-1976

Conference organisation:

Punk 1975-1976: Art | Style | Music, Fallows, C. (2023-24) Punk 1975-1976: Art | Style | Music, curated conference. Conference Chair and Interviewer, as part of Punk 1975-1976, the British Music Experience, Liverpool. Part of the Punk 1975-1976 exhibition programme. In collaboration with UNESCO City of Music, Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council, the BME, London, and the British Library Sound Archive. Exact dates tbc.. 2023

Punk 1976-78: Art | Style | Revolt, Fallows, C. (2019) Punk 1976-78: Art | Style | Revolt, curated conference. Chair and Interviewer, two-part conference exploring the creative revolution of Punk as part of Punk 1976-1978, Liverpool City Library. Part of the Punk 1976-1978 exhibition programme. In collaboration with the British Library. 21/02/19 & 01/03/19. 2019

Signifying Nothing? The Creative Revolution of Punk, Fallows, C. (2016) with Fawcett, J., Signifying Nothing? The Creative Revolution of Punk, curated conference. Conference Chair and Interviewer, as part of Punk 1976-1978, the British Library, London. Part of the Punk 1976-1978 exhibition programme. In collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive. 28/05/16.. 2016

Creative Dates III: A Conference of the North West Art and Design Research Group., Director and Chair. In partnership with Government Office North West, 8 North West HEI’s and Tate Liverpool as part of Liverpool Biennial.. 2008

External PGR examinations performed:

Northumbria University, PhD, Your Trash, My Treasure: A Re-Assessment of the Value of Souvenirs. 2014

Goldsmiths, University of London, PhD, Hear One Near and Think of the Other: An Artist's Investigation into the Dialectic of Sound and Nonsound. 2014

Goldsmiths, University of London, PhD, I Thought I Grew An Ear In My Stomach: The Phenomenological Experience of the Art Event as Sublime Encounter. 2013

Royal College of Art, MPhil, Rivival: The Aesthetics of Revival Subcultures and Re-enactment Groups Explored through Fashion Image-Making. 2011

External collaboration:

Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome., Director. 2010

Editorial boards:

FutureEverything Awards, Chair of FutureEverything Awards Panel, http://futureeverything.org/. 2010

External committees:

Audio Users' Group, The British Library, National Sound Archive, London, Invited Member, http://www.bl.uk/nsa. 2008

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of Board of Directors`of FutureEverything, FutureEverything, http://futureeverything.org/. 2005

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