John Wynne’s work ranges from site-specific sound installations to delicate sculptural works; from architectural sound drawings to flying radios and composed documentaries that hover between ethnography and abstraction. His Installation for 300 speakers, player piano and vacuum cleaner was the centrepiece of the Saatchi Gallery's 2010 summer show in London, which attracted
over half a million visitors.

John is Emeritus Professor of Sound Art at the University
of the Arts London. He has worked with speakers of endangered indigenous languages in Botswana and
Canada and with heart and lung transplant patients in
the UK to produce installations for venues including the National Art Gallery of Namibia, Hunterian Museum in London, Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm, and the Museum of Anthropology and Surrey Art Gallery in Vancouver. Two half-hour commissions for BBC Radio 3 received Silver and Bronze awards at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago.

He has recently returned to the phenomenological
concerns of his site-specific installation practice. In 2023,
a month-long residency in a former synagogue in Slovakia resulted in and quiet that splinters the winter, a collaborative installation with Denise Hawrysio using low frequencies, violin, projection mapping and collage.

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