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Gregory Whitehead

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Gregory Whitehead is a writer, audio artist, and the director of sea-crow media. He has produced over fifty radio features, voice works, and earplays for programs in the United States and abroad. Drawing on his background in improvised music and experimental theater, Whitehead has created a body of radiophonic work distinguished by its playfully provocative blend of text, concept, voice, music, and pure sound. Production credits include: Dead Letters, Pressures of The Unspeakable (Prix Italia, 1992), and NEW AMERICAN RADIO commissions: Lovely Ways to Burn (1990), Shake, Rattle and Roll (1992) (BBC Award, Prix Futura, 1993) and The Thing About Bugs (1994). He is also the author of numerous essays on subjects relating to language, technology, and "the public", and he co-edited Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-Garde, a selective history of audio and radio art (MIT Press). Drawing on his background in experimental theater and improvised music, Whitehead has developed a production style distunguished by its playfully provocative blend of text, concept, voice, music and pure sound. He is the recipient of many major electronic arts fellowships and awards, including the Prix Italia (Pressures of the Unspeakable), the Prix Future/BBC Award for New Hörspiel (Shake, Rattle, Roll), as well as a Special Commendation at the 1995 Prix Futura. His Dead Letters was one of only a handful of radio works selected for the Whitney Museum's recent American Century show. In addition to his broadcasts, Whitehead's audiography includes numerous language, technology and the public spherre, Whiehead co-edited Wireless Imagination: sound, radio and the avant-garde (MIT Press).