John Whiting

John Whiting

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John Whiting is an American sound designer and engineer who currently lives in London. In 1979, he joined the Electric Phoenix quartet as a sound projectionist, working with a group for over twenty years and touring Europe and the United States. John also worked as the principal sound designer with London Sinfonietta and Glyndebourne Festival Opera House, collaborating with Oliver Knussen, Nigel Osborne, and Sir Michael Tippett.

He has provided the sound projection for Kronos Quartet, The Hilliard Ensemble, Alte Oper, Music Theatre Wales Ensemble, Singcircle, Lontano (2) and numerous symphony orchestras. Luciano Berio, André Previn, Andrew Davis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Riccardo Chailly and Sir Simon Rattle are among a few conductors that have recruited Whiting.

Whiting also worked as an electro-acoustic collaborator in duo recitals with Terry Riley, James Wood (4), Rolf Gehlhaar, William O. Smith, John Potter, Tristram Cary and many other renowned composers. In his October Sound studio in the basement of October Gallery in London, John produced pre-recorded performance tapes for Iannis Xenakis, Henri Pousseur, John Cage, Nigel Osborne, Neely Bruce, Barry Guy, and other European and American artists. Electric Phoenix utilized October Sound as a rehearsal and recording space.

An 8-channel Ambisonic Surround Sound amplification system developed by Whiting served as the basis for several of James Wood's electro-acoustic compositions for percussion, amplified choir, and computer sampling. Numerous other artists also have been employing the technology. John Whiting lectured on Ambisonic recording techniques at Ircam and Morley College, London.

From 1982 to 1994, Whiting was in charge of sound projection for percussion events at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt. John had two extended residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, where he performed and demonstrated electro-acoustic techniques with John Kenny.

Aside from his career in sound producing, John Whiting is a prominent food writer.
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John Whiting Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

KZ8802C Peter Finch (2) & Bob Cobbing Peter Finch (2) & Bob Cobbing - The Italian Job(Cass, Album) Klinker Zoundz KZ8802C UK 1988 Sell This Version
NSACD 42 Bob Cobbing e colony Bob Cobbing - The Spoken Word: Early Recordings 1965-1973(CD, Album, Comp) British Library NSACD 42 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Vol. 38 Peter Finch (2) On Criticism and 1 more… Peter Finch (2) - Dances Interdites(LP) Slowscan Vol. 38 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
BML016, none John Kenny (3) John Kenny (3) - The Voice Of The Carnyx(CD, Album) British Music Label, Scottish Arts Council BML016, none UK Unknown Sell This Version
BML024 John Kenny (3) John Kenny (3) - Forest~River~Ocean(CD, Album) British Music Label BML024 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Trevor Wishart Trevor Wishart - Vox Virgin Classics UK 1990 Sell This Version
BML024 John Kenny (3) If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Have To Cry John Kenny (3) - Forest~River~Ocean(CD, Album) British Music Label BML024 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Production

none Covent Garden Community Theatre Covent Garden Community Theatre - The Tricky City Song Show(LP, Album) Not On Label none UK 1979 Sell This Version

Technical

none Covent Garden Community Theatre Covent Garden Community Theatre - The Tricky City Song Show(LP, Album) Not On Label none UK 1979 Sell This Version
NKF 30038, NKF 30 038 Halfdan Cleve , Solist: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, New Symphony Orchestra Of London* , Dirigent: Roy Wales Halfdan Cleve , Solist: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, New Symphony Orchestra Of London* , Dirigent: Roy Wales - Klaverkonsert Nr. 4 A-moll / Klaversonate D-moll - Etyde Fiss-dur - Vårbølger Dess-dur(LP, Album) Norsk Kulturråds Klassikerserie, Norsk Kulturråds Klassikerserie NKF 30038, NKF 30 038 Norway 1980 Sell This Version
Electric Phoenix Electric Phoenix - Electric Phoenix (Album) WERGO UK 1982 Sell This Version
DKP 9027 Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonietta, The Nash Ensemble, Elaine Barry, Linda Hirst, Oliver Knussen Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonietta, The Nash Ensemble, Elaine Barry, Linda Hirst, Oliver Knussen - Symphony No.2 / Trumpets / Coursing / Cantata(LP, Album) Unicorn-Kanchana DKP 9027 UK 1984 Sell This Version
PAULA 37 Poul Ruders / Hans Abrahamsen - London Sinfonietta Poul Ruders / Hans Abrahamsen - London Sinfonietta - Four Compositions / Winternacht, Walden(LP, Album) Paula PAULA 37 Denmark 1985 Sell This Version
Elliott Carter, The Fires of London*, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen, Martyn Hill Elliott Carter, The Fires of London*, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen, Martyn Hill - Triple Duo • In Sleep, In Thunder · (Album) Nonesuch Digital, Nonesuch US 1986 Sell This Version
NCD 4910 Arne Nordheim Aurora Arne Nordheim - Wirklicher Wald / Aurora(CD, Album) Norwegian Composers NCD 4910 Norway 1986 Sell This Version
Electric Phoenix - John Cage / Luciano Berio Electric Phoenix - John Cage / Luciano Berio - A-Ronne / Heath, Old North / Hymns And Variations (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice UK 1986 Sell This Version
UKCD2010 Oliver Knussen / Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, London Sinfonietta, The Nash Ensemble Oliver Knussen / Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, London Sinfonietta, The Nash Ensemble - Symphony No 2 / Symphony 3 / Trumpets / Ophelia Dances / Coursing / Cantata(CD, Album, RE) Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD2010 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Britten* - Terry Edwards (2), London Sinfonietta Chorus, Choristers Of St Paul's Cathedral* Britten* - Terry Edwards (2), London Sinfonietta Chorus, Choristers Of St Paul's Cathedral* - Unaccompanied Choral Music (Album) Virgin Classics Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Trevor Wishart Trevor Wishart - Vox Virgin Classics UK 1990 Sell This Version
WER 6194-2 James Wood (4) James Wood (4) - Stoicheia(CD, Album) WERGO WER 6194-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Barry Guy & Barre Phillips Barry Guy & Barre Phillips - Arcus (Album) Maya Recordings UK 1991 Sell This Version
CCD 1026 Frank Denyer Frank Denyer - A Monkey's Paw(CD, Album) Continuum CCD 1026 US 1991 Sell This Version
mode 20 Neely Bruce - Electric Phoenix Neely Bruce - Electric Phoenix - The Plague & Other Vocal Works(CD, Album) Mode mode 20 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCD 9201 Elsie Jo Elsie Jo - Live(CD, Album) Maya Recordings MCD 9201 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7109 Luigi DallapiccolaBruno Canino, Anita Morrison (2), Marco Rizzi (2), Dallapiccola Ensemble, Luigi Suvini Luigi DallapiccolaBruno Canino, Anita Morrison (2), Marco Rizzi (2), Dallapiccola Ensemble, Luigi Suvini - Piccolo Concerto Per Muriel Couvreux, 13 Liriche Greche, Tartiniana Seconda(CD, Album) NUOVA ERA 7109 Italy 1992 Sell This Version