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The Respirator. by Gregory Whitehead

“The title track takes an actual quotation from a magazine article about traumatic brain injury, which I then re-voiced and subjected to multigenerational entropy and eruption, in the style of Ziggurat and other earlier pieces.

If not strictly autobiographical, The Respirator certainly draws in spirit from my own experience of TBI in a near-fatal car crash, an injury which rearranged my subjectivity in ways that took a very long time to get sorted.”

— Gregory Whitehead

Amazing sound work by one of my favorite sound artists, Gregory Whitehead:

You can listen here (warning- you may find it disturbing):

http://gregorywhitehead.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/respirator.m4a

Mr. Whitehead has also made some important connections between torture and the brain.  You can see here:

http://desperadophilosophy.net/2012/03/11/total-theater/

And more related to  the trauma of medical experience in his radio play “Display Wounds” (again warning that this may be disturbing for people who have experienced medical trauma)
http://gregorywhitehead.net/2012/06/07/display-wounds/

you can download  The Respirator and other works here as Mp3’s:

http://www.ubu.com/sound/whitehead.html

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