Paul Whitty


Simon Critchley – What we think about when we think about football 

Henri Lefebvre – Rhythmanalysis

Listening to:

Gang of Four – Solid Gold

Richard Hawley – Trulove’s Gutter


Wim Wenders – The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Working on:

On The Covid 19 Shoreline, for Sound Diaries.

Revisiting Village Greens, Parish Recreation Grounds and Playing Fields documented for Get Rid! to record the sound of football not happening

Paul Whitty is a sound researcher and composer. He is currently Head of the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University where he works with SARU and curates audiograft with Patrick Farmer. He spends a lot of his time marking out football pitches.

A recent sound work Take it to the Corner developed with producer Grace Crannis was part of Who Are Ya? Exploring Art, Identity and Football at Tate Modern and Jumpers for Goalposts a festival of football culture at Printworks, London. Curatorial projects include Get Some Chalk On You Boots! an exhibition, conference and series of publications investigating the sounding cultures of football.

Lone Footballer at Bodkins Playing Field