Christof Migone — Sound Voice Perform
With contributions by Brandon LaBelle, Martin Spinelli, and Allen S. Weiss
Critical Ear, Vol. 2
88 pages with Compact Disc
ISBN: 0-9655570-7-3

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“Christof Migone — Sound Voice Perform” documents the performance, sound, and video works of the Canadian artist. Working since the mid-80s, Migone weaves together a multitude of media, from radio to telephones to digital objects, to form a stunning and highly dynamic practice. Combining an acute sonic sensibility with performative usages of the body, video, and the voice, his work engages corporeal presence with a subtle invasion, unsettling speech and gesture through investigative and theoretical poetics. Including documentation of works and a full length CD of audio works compiled from over the last 15 years including previously unreleased material. With essays by Allen S. Weiss and Brandon LaBelle, an interview with the artist by Martin Spinelli, "Christof Migone — Sound Voice Perform" is the first monograph on this unique artist.


Christof Migone is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. He is the co-editor of "Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language" (Errant Bodies Press), an anthology and CD on orality, audition, and performance. His writings have been published in Aural Cultures (YYZ), S:ON (Artexte), Experimental Sound & Radio (MIT Press), Radio Rethink (Walter Phillips Gallery) and various catalogs and journals. He has curated a number of events in the sound and radio arts: Touch that Dial (1990), Radio Contortions (1991), Rappel (1994), Double Site (1998), stuttermouthface (2002). He has released six solo audio CDs on various labels (Avatar, ND, Alien 8, Locust, Oral) and has appeared on numerous compilations. He performs extensively in festivals and exhibitions around the world. He has collaborated with choreographers Lynda Gaudreau and Tammy Forsythe, turntablist Martin Tétreault, performers Claude Wampler and Kim Dawn, and sound artists Alexandre St-Onge, Michel F. Côté, and Gregory Whitehead. He currently lives in Montréal and teaches at Concordia University. He has two web sites, for his own activities and for the label he runs.