John Wynne has a PhD in sound art from Goldsmiths College and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts London and member of CRISAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice). He was artist-in-residence for one year at Harefield Hospital, one of the world’s leading centres for heart and lung transplants, which has given rise to radio pieces for the BBC and for CBC in Canada and, in conjunction with photographer Tim Wainwright, a surround-sound video shown at TATE Britain, an installation for the Old Operating Theatre Museum and a 24-channel photographic sound installation (September 2008). His work with endangered click-languages resulted in an award-winning ‘composed documentary’ for Radio 3 and an installation shown in Botswana, Namibia and London. He has created large-scale sound installations in public squares using alarm sounds of his own design: one was banned by the City of Copenhagen for allegedly “frightening and confusing the public” and another in Toronto described as “an ambient, ghost-like presence”. He has created installations using hundreds of discarded but working hi-fi speakers: Fallender ton für 207 lautsprecher boxen in Berlin sounded “like Heaven …and Hell”.