Brief Bio

Gregory Whitehead is an internationally acclaimed radiomaker, audio artist, text/sound poet, singer of tales, essayist, playwright and desperado philosopher. He has created more than one hundred radio plays, essays and acoustic adventures for the BBC, Radio France, Deutschland Radio, Australia’s ABC, NPR and other broadcasters. Often interweaving documentary and fictive materials into playfully unresolved narratives, His aesthetic is distinguished by a deep philosophical commitment to radio as a medium for poetic navigation and free association. In his voice and text-sound works, he explores the tension between a continuous pulse and the eruption of sudden discontinuities, as well as linguistic entropy and decay. His plays have won numerous awards, including a Prix Italia for Pressures of the Unspeakable, a Prix Futura BBC Award for Shake, Rattle, Roll and a Sony Gold Academy Award for The Loneliest Road, which was described by the jury as “a master class in sound”.  His 2005 BBC production of Normi Noel’s play No Background Music, featuring Sigourney Weaver, also received a Sony Gold Academy Award. On the Shore Dimly Seen, a “boneyard cantata” enquiry into no-touch torture, was short-listed for a 2015 Prix Italia. As a vocalist, he has performed in a wide array of choirs and ensembles; he plays a dozen instruments poorly, and soprano saxophone passably well.

Transom manifesto

Mainly the Mysteries

Qui est vraiment Gregory Whitehead?

Christine Hume and Gregory Whitehead

Radio Yak with Miyuki Jokiranta

From the Limbo Zone of Transmissions

Earworms + Radio Voices

 Manifesto for Radio Revolten

Narrative CV

 


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