Based in Brighton and London, Terence Dunn is known for his work in Film, TV, Games and Theatre. Dunn uses field recordings, classical instruments, vocals and a variety of vintage and contemporary musical equipment to provide a unique cinematic voice, often blurring the lines between sound design and music.
After completing a Masters in Composing for Film and Television at the National Film and Television School, Dunn collaborated with Sean McAllister on his BAFTA nominated documentary A Syrian Love Story (BBC/Netflix). He then later collaborated with McAllister to score the epic, projection mapped installation Arrivals and Departures by theatre group Imitating the Dog. This included a massed choral rendition of Eternal Father recorded in Hull Minister which was showcased to 350,000 people as part of the opening celebrations of the UK City of Culture.
Dunn’s score for the BAFTA winning animation Edmond won Best Score at the Watersprite Film Festival with the film going on to win at both the British Independent Film Awards and Sundance. Other work includes scoring Simon Cartwright’s (BAFTA nominated) marionette masterpiece Manoman, Nick Rowland’s (BAFTA nominated) coming of age drama SLAP (starring Joe Cole) and rally film Group B (starring Richard Madden and Michael Smiley). Also Carol Salter’s feature Almost Heaven (winner of Best Documentary – British Independent Film Awards), Lisa Mulchahy’s feature Undercliffe (starring Laurie Kynaston and Mark Addy), and VR game Pixel Ripped 1989 (AVORE) which was nominated for Best Score at the VR Proto Awards in LA. Dunn was also selected by Screen International in 2019 as a Star of Tomorrow. Since then, he has composed for Dutch drama feature film I Don’t Wanna Dance and the BBC 2-part documentary STRIKE: Inside The Unions, looking at the role of unions in modern day British in a time of the biggest wave of strikes in a generation. He composed the score for the multi-award winning documentary A Bunch of Amateurs, which he subsequently released an OST for in 2022. His latest score for the animated short Wander to Wonder premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2023.
Dunn has commercially released two albums as artist Man Made Noise and was a contributor to All Night North, a compilation of Philip Larkin’s poetry set to music. Other notable works include scoring Eva Riley’s feature Perfect Ten (Creative England/BBC/BFI); Shady El-Hamus’ riotous Dutch feature De Libi; documentary feature A Northern Soul (BBC) and a commission to compose a choral works for fashion brand Loewe.