Les réanimations du laboratoire radiophonique

Translated title of the contribution: Reanimations from the radiophonic laboratory

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Introduction chapter to the radiophonic laboratory of the American artist Gregory Whitehead. Gregory Whitehead 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 since the 1980s. Often interweaving documentary and fictive materials into playfully unresolved narratives, Whitehead’s 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. Madsen explores Whitehead's life's oeuvre in radio with particular reference to the strange and uncanny voices emerging from the mediated 'woundscapes' and documentary like fictions of Gregory Whitehead as published in this book and CD.
Translated title of the contributionReanimations from the radiophonic laboratory
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationGregory Whitehead
Subtitle of host publicationAlmanach de plaies insensées
EditorsThibault Walter , Christian Indermuhle
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherVan Dieren Éditeur
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9782374660035
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • radio art
  • audio art
  • performance art-American
  • sound arts
  • Philosophical thought
  • critical theory
  • arts-based research
  • artistic practice
  • voice and radio
  • radio artist
  • radio arts theory
  • radio documentary and performance
  • sound studies


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