Durational Broadcast: Christof Migone's "You-"
Broadcast in collaboration with Resonance Extra in London and Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM in New York's Upper Hudson Valley, You- is a 12-hour online event organized by Christof Migone. First in a series of twelve annual events taking place on December 12 from noon to midnight GMT (7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern). Each year the event will move through each word of the 12-word phrase you and I are weather earth fire air of life and death and activate the word of the year in myriad ways.
This year it all starts with you-.
Wave Farm was invited to organize two hours of programming with you- as the sole prompt. Writes Migone, "The result could be a mix of live and recorded (or entirely one or the other)... An open structure welcoming coherent incoherence (or incoherent coherence.) A radio-but-not-really-radio event where you and you and you share the same nonplace."
Schedule (in Eastern Times)
Hour 1 (7 a.m.): Christof Migone, featuring Xuan Ye
Hour 2 (8 a.m.): UTSC Dept. ACM presents the Scarborough Sound.
Hour 3 (9 a.m.): Steve Bates
Hour 4 (10 a.m.): Wave Farm presents: Jen Kutler, Sadie Woods
Hour 5 (11 a.m.): Wave Farm presents: Agustina Woodgate, Jeff Kolar
Hour 6 (12 p.m.): Béchard Hudon
Hour 7 (1 p.m.): University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries and Squint Press presents "Voice of Hearing."
Hour 8 (2 p.m.): Resonance Extra presents Merlin Nova, Erik Lintunen, Andrew Ford
Hour 9 (3 p.m.): Resonance Extra presents Milo Thesiger-Meacham, Anastasia Freygang
Hour 10 (4 p.m.): Anna Friz
Hour 11 (5 p.m.): Animals of Distinction presents Dana Gingras, Tot Onyx, Sonya Stefan
Hour 12 (6 p.m.): Glenfiddich Distillery presents "Swan Song."
About Wave Farm Hour One: Jen Kutler, Sadie Woods
Southern Comfort by Jen Kutler with Quintan Ana Wikswo
Southern Comfort is a radio sound piece by Jen Kutler featuring text and performance by Quintan Ana Wikswo. The title Southern Comfort surrounds the queer US/Mexico border experience in its complexity of solidarity and joy in the face of bigotry, violence, hate crimes and the AIDS crisis. Kutler and Wikswo's works invoke a rich, evolving and intergenerational legacy of obscured drag, ballroom, trans, mixed-race and gender queer fissures of deep southern and southwest American Culture through which the whiskey culture forms a through line of recreation and transgression. These rituals transcend the simple imbibing of alcohol.
The sounds are synthetic voices generated from physiological sensor devices worn on Kutler's body to document her response to the emotive narrative. These voices draw from granular synthesis, sine waves, cassette tape loops and stringed instruments.
Jen Kutler is a multidisciplinary artist and performer. She modifies found objects that are cultural signifiers of power, gender, queerness and intimacy to create atypical instruments and sculptures. Her performances feature many of her instruments incorporated with immersive field recordings to explore common and discrepant experiences of familiar social tones in immersive sound and media environments. www.jenkutler.com
Hailed as “heady, euphoric, singular, surprising” by Publisher’s Weekly, “beautiful, horrifying, passionate, and bold,” by Jeff VanderMeer in The Millions, “Rilke’s lost female shadow,” by Conjunctions, and “universal and personal, comforting and jarring, ethereal and earthy,” by Electric Literature, Quintan Ana Wikswo has long been active in the collusion and collision of transdisciplinary art and direct human rights fieldwork. Quintan is recognized for innovative hybrid constellations of work that integrate her fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry and essay with her original photography, performance, audio, film and video installation. These projects interrupt sites and trajectories of human rights infractions, hate crime organizing, and global and local networks of the far right. www.quintanwikswo.com
Spirit Safe by Sadie Woods.
In this radio work, sound artist Sadie Woods takes inspiration from the Scott whiskey term spirit safe, an enclosed control center where the strength and temperature of the spirit is analyzed by distillers without having direct physical access to it. Spirit Safe builds on the experience and instincts involved in the spirit analyzing process exploring impulses, intuition, and receptivity in interpersonal relationships through mixing and blending ethereal sound and electronic music.
Sadie Woods (American, 1978) is an award winning artist who has had an exciting career, showcasing her talents everywhere from academia to nightclubs, boutiques to museums. As a multidisciplinary artist, curator and deejay, Woods' work focuses primarily on social movements and resistance, and producing collaborations within communities of difference. Woods received her BA from Columbia College and MFA from The School of the Art Institute. She is a 2020 recipient of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Esteemed Artist Award and currently Faculty at the School of the Art Institute, Residents Orchestrate Project Manager at the Chicago Sinfonietta, and resident deejay on Vocalo 91.1FM and Lumpen Radio 105.5FM. www.sadiewoods.com/
About Wave Farm Hour Two: Agustina Woodgate, Jeff Kolar
Segunda Persona by Agustina Woodgate with Florencia Curci.
A multilingual remix amongst friends. A fabulous and loving speculation about the second person. Where are the words coming from? ¿Cuál es el oldest tú? What if they come from you?
“The spanish Tú sounds like a spit”
“In French, Le Toi also means the roof, the You has this connotation of being something that protects you. You, the entity that gives you shelter, that helps you find solace”
“Nderehe is the guarani for tú. Nderehe are not always humans”
The many ways of saying You explore the many yous possible.
- I care about you. - You will always be vos.
Agustina Woodgate is an artist and designer addressing landscapes and infrastructures as conceptual and political public geography. Her approach is site and context-responsive. Her recent experiments include communication channels and publishing platforms that propose alternative forms for media distribution. In 2011 she co-founded radioee.net a nomadic, translingual, online radio station focusing on mobility, migration and climate transformation as its core themes. In 2017 she co-initiated PUB, an experimental publishing platform within Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. Her projects have been commissioned by the 2019 Whitney Biennial, 4th Istanbul Design Biennial; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; 9th Berlin Biennial; PlayPublik, Poland; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington; Storefront for Art and Architecture, MN and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin amongst others. agustinawoodgate.com
Florencia Curci is a drummer, sound & radio artist and curator based in Buenos Aires. Her work focuses on noise and rhythms as relative concepts that can configure perception, communication and subjectivity. Her work has been presented at Centro Cultural Kirchner, Cultural San Martín [AR], Medialab Prado [ES], Tsonami Festival[CL], Aural Festival [MX], Kunst Radio [AT] and Mayhem [DK], mongst others.. Florencia completed her Masters in Expanded Music at the UNSAM University, and was part of the Artists’ Program of the Torcuato di Tella University. She is currently the director and main curator of the Sound Art Center (CASo) in Buenos Aires. florenciacurci.com
Useful Radio by Jeff Kolar.
Useful Radio is a new radio mix focused on radio voices, citizen listening, and the intimacy of signals. Featuring collaborations with Joe Jeffers, Anna Friz, and Zeena Parkins. Track listing in order or appearance: Untitled by Jeff Kolar; Creepy Tipi by Joe Jeffers and Jeff Kolar; Far Gone by Jeff Kolar; Useful Radio by Anna Friz and Jeff Kolar; Hooking by Zeena Parkins and Jeff Kolar; and Prologue by Zeena Parkins and Jeff Kolar.
Jeff Kolar is a sound artist, composer, and founder of Radius, an international experimental radio broadcast platform established in 2010. His solo and collaborative work, described as “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett), includes atmospheric compositions and sonic installations for dance, film, theatre, and performance. He has performed and exhibited widely across the United States, and at international venues and festivals such as the New Museum (New York, US), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, US), Moogfest (Durham, North Carolina, US), CTM Festival for Adventurous Music (Berlin, Germany). His work has been reviewed and discussed in international print publications and online platforms such as The New York Times, The Wire Magazine, Red Bull Music Academy and Architect Magazine, and in an array of art, design and music publications including VICE, Art Slant, designboom, and Rhizome.org. jeffkolar.us
More information at https://christofmigone.com/You-/