Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 10th - Gregory Whitehead, Scott Ritchie + Mark Fulton

Writing on Air: Adventures and Misadventures in Radiospace

Gregory Whitehead

Scott Ritchie and Mark Fulton

$5 suggested donation

@the Bridge

209 Monticello Rd

Charlottesville, VA


Gregory Whitehead is an internationally renowned radiomaker and audio artist, with credits of well over one hundred radio plays, essays and acoustic adventures. His productions have won numerous major awards, including a Prix Italia for Pressures of the Unspeakable, a Prix Futura BBC Award for Shake, Rattle, Roll and Sony Gold Academy Awards for The Loneliest Road and No Background Music, featuring Sigourney Weaver. The London Daily Telegraph has reviewed his work as “extraordinarily seductive and involving”, while The Loneliest Road was hailed as “a master class of sound”.

Gregory is also a frequent performer in literary cabarets and off off theatre, and a featured guest speaker at conferences and festivals throughout the US and Europe. For his evening at The Bridge, he will present excerpts from a number of his radio essays and plays, and also perform a variety of humorous voice intermezzi and songs that celebrate the paradoxes of writing on air.

Since his work inhabits the fogbound boglands between fact and fiction, come prepared to lose track of all boundaries, as Gregory follows the head of Orpheus as it floats down the river to the Isle of Lesbos; pays a visit to the Jericho Institute, with its drak mission to weaponize the Voice of God; attends a croquet club where the end stakes are adorned with the skulls of vanquished Mohicans; interviews the performance artist
who ate and digested the unabridged Oxford Dictionary of the English Language; and convenes the first ever Bridge Screamscape Colloquium.

Local musicians Scott Ritchie and Mark Fulton present old science fiction radio stories while performing a live musical soundtrack. The stories are from the past and about a future that may never be, but their messages resonate with the present.

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