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Gregory Whitehead
Project Jericho


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).

Gregory Whitehead is the writer, director and producer of 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 major 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. His recent (2005) production of Normi Noel’s No Background Music, featuring Sigourney Weaver, also received a Sony Gold Academy Award. Whitehead is a frequent performer in literary cabarets and mixed media theatre events, as well as a featured guest speaker at conferences and audio festivals throughout the US and Europe. He has collaborated with Mark Sussman and Allen Weiss on a Theater of the Ears, and has also experimented with small-scale puppet and toy theaters. He is co-editor 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 essays that explore the politics and paradoxes of radiophonic space.”

In the 1980s he produced a whole bunch of tapes, usually with just one side used and can be funny and disturbing. Some of this were compiled on ‘The Pleasure Of Ruins’ CD by Korm Plastics in 1993.



Project Jericho
2004, docufictional report, BBC3, produced with Mark Burman, duration of complete program: 19:30
Gregory Whitehead uncovers the latest attempts to harness sound as a weapon.
A mock-umentary about the Jericho Institute, where the U.S. Army is researching sonic weapon applications of the Voice of God.