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Gregory  Whitehead
Gregory Whitehead

Gregory Whitehead is the creator of radio plays, documentary essays, voiceworks, castaways, soundscapes and acoustic adventures that have roamed the American psyche for the past twenty five years. He has created more than one hundred radio plays, essays and acoustic adventures for the BBC, Radio France, Australia’s ABC, NPR and other broadcasters. His plays have won numerous awards, including a Prix Italia for Pressures of the Unspeakable, a Prix Futura 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”. He has been represented in museum shows at the Whitney Museum, Documenta, and Mass MOCA, among others. Whitehead is co-editor with Douglas Kahn of the influential anthology of writings on the history of radio and audio art, Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-Garde, and the author of numerous performance texts and speculative fictions that explore the intricate aesthetics of radiophonic space, as well as critical essays relating to memory, violence and American identity. His writings have appeared in publications such as Ear, Public, Art & Text, PAJ, TDR, Resonance and Cabinet.

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