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Prof Colin Fallows

Prof Colin Fallows

Telephone: 0151 904 1149

Biography

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.

Publications

Compositions

Fallows C. 2017. Analogue

Fallows C. 2017. Spring Reverb

Fallows C. 2015. Reverbs

Fallows C. 2015. Winter Reverb

Fallows C. 2015. Summer Reverb

Fallows C. 2015. Autumn Reverb

Fallows C. 2015. Winter Reverb II

Fallows C. 2014. Tonement I

Fallows C. 2009. Colourfield for Strings

Other

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

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.

Chapters

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

Journal Articles

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,

Books

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Fallows C, Miles B. Real English Tea Made Here

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

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

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

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

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

Fallows C. Punk Archives

Fallows C. Punk Archives

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

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

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

Editorial boards:

Publication: FutureEverything Awards, Position: Chair of FutureEverything Awards Panel, URL: http://futureeverything.org/

External collaboration:

Institution: Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome., Collaborator: Director

External committees:

Committee name: Audio Users' Group, Organisation: The British Library, National Sound Archive, London, Position: Invited Member, URL: http://www.bl.uk/nsa

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Northumbria University, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Your Trash, My Treasure: A Re-Assessment of the Value of Souvenirs

Name of University: Goldsmiths, University of London, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Hear One Near and Think of the Other: An Artist's Investigation into the Dialectic of Sound and Nonsound

Name of University: Goldsmiths, University of London, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: I Thought I Grew An Ear In My Stomach: The Phenomenological Experience of the Art Event as Sublime Encounter

Name of University: Royal College of Art, Award student examined for: MPhil, Thesis title: Rivival: The Aesthetics of Revival Subcultures and Re-enactment Groups Explored through Fashion Image-Making

Membership of professional bodies:

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