Lance Dann
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Lance Dann
Lance Dann
EducationGoldsmiths' College, Bath Spa University
Known forsound art
AwardsTwo Sony Radio Academy Awards, Prix Marulic, Audio Production Award, British Podcasting Award

Lance Dann is a British sound artist, radio producer and writer working for international theatre and radio since 1994.

Life and work

Dann is the founder of Radio Art group Noiseless Blackboard Eraser (1994-2007) and former Associate Member of The Wooster Group. He studied Radio at Goldsmiths' College and gained his doctorate at Bath Spa University.

As a radio artist he has worked extensively with composer Rohan Kriwaczek on a series of works for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and independent stations internationally. Their collaborations included a long-running series of live radio performances and a trilogy of experimental plays for radio ("If on a Summer Night a Listener...", "Ho! Ho! The Clown is Dead" and "Glowboys").[1] Between 1996 and 2000 he worked with The Wooster Group as producer of a sequence of plays for BBC Radio 3 ("The Emperor Jones", "Phèdre"[2] and "The Peggy Carstairs Report"). He worked as sound designer for the company during the development of "To You the Birdie" and through performances of "House/Lights". In 1999 he recorded two documentaries with Yoko Ono for BBC Radio 3, the first time she'd spoken at length to the British media for over 20 years.[3] In 2001 he wrote a serialisation of John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids for the BBC WorldService.[4] His 2009 transmedia audio series The Flickerman[5] was serialised on ABC National Radio (Australia), VPRO (Holland) and WFMU (New York). His work in radio and theatre has earned a number of awards including two Sony Radio Academy Awards, a Prix Maruli? and in 2014 his independently produced drama The Hungry Earth was nominated for a Radio Academy Production Award.[6]

In 2017 he created the multi-part audio drama series Blood Culture [7] which won the Gold Award for Best Drama Producer and the Bronze Award for Best Sound Designer [8] at the Audio Production Awards, the Silver Award for Fiction at the British Podcast Awards,[9] was nominated for a Radio Academy ARIAS award for Best Fictional Storytelling,[10] and was for nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Online/Podcast drama.[11] In 2017 he also presented a documentary about miniature art on BBC Radio 4 entitled Art in Miniature.[12] His co-authored book, Podcasting: The Digital Media Revolution is to be published by Bloomsbury Academic in January 2019.


  1. ^ Gaisford, Sue (13 April 1997). "They are poets, and they know it". The Independent website. London. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Cazeaux, Clive (April 2005). "Phenomenology and Radio Drama". British Journal of Aesthetics. 45 (2): 157-174. doi:10.1093/aesthj/ayi018. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Karpf, Anne (12 January 2000). "Give peace a chance: stop cutting your hair". The Guardian website. London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (11 February 2009). "Eddie Izzard and Vanessa Redgrave line up for BBC Day of the Triffids remake". The Guardian website. London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ Williams, Zoe (22 April 2009). "Radio head: Flickerman". The Guardian website. London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Nominations out for Radio Production Awards". RadioToday. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Blood Culture - reinvigorating British narrative audio drama | BN1". 2017-03-29. Retrieved .
  8. ^ User, Super. "Nominations". Retrieved .
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  10. ^ "ARIAS 2017: Nominations | The Radio Academy". The Radio Academy. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "BBC Audio Drama Awards - The 2018 Shortlist - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Art in Miniature - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved .

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