Disco sec

Christof Migone


Disco sec is a portrait of listening in Bruitist outbursts and spooky silences.

Disco sec uses quotation and the act of quoting as its material and fragmentary medium. The title track and the rest of Disco sec derive from this reductive act of quotation. Note that Disco sec’s synoptic action may engender in certain listeners a strange kind of spasmodic, stuttering dance, which is, naturally, known as disco dry.  

Disco sec includes a CD and book in an LP slipcase. It was released in 2009.

Christof Migone is an artist, teacher, curator, and writer. He often works with language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity, and endurance. He co-edited the anthologies Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Errant Bodies Press, 2001) and Volumes (Blackwood Gallery, 2015). His writings have been published in Aural Cultures, S:ON, Experimental Sound & Radio, Musicworks, Radio Rethink, Semiotext(e), Angelaki, Esse, Inter, Performance Research, The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art, Sound Art (ZKM/MIT), etc. He obtained an MFA from NSCAD in 1996 and a PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 2007. He has released numerous solo and collaborative audio cds on various labels. He has curated a number of exhibitions and events: Touch that Dial (1990), Radio Contortions (1991), Rappel (1994), Double Site (1998), stuttermouthface (2002), Disquiet (2005), START (2007), STOP.(2008), and Should I Stay or Should I Go (Nuit Blanche 2010). He was the Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery between 2008 and 2013. He has performed at Beyond Music Sound Festival, kaaistudios, Resonance FM, Ménagerie de Verre, Experimental Intermedia, Méduse, Images Festival, Send+Receive, Kill Your Timid Notion, Liquid Architecture, Mutek, Victoriaville Festival, Casa del Popolo, Théâtre La Chapelle, CAFKA, Museum Leuven, Whitney Museum, Apologies in Advance, DE PLAYER, LUFF, Cave 12, Ftarri, Borderline, Irtijal, etc. His installations have been exhibited at the Banff Center, Rotterdam Film Festival, Gallery 101, Art Lab, eyelevelgallery, Forest City Gallery, Studio 5 Beekman, Mercer Union, CCS Bard, Optica, Oboro, Museum London, etc. He has collaborated with Lynda Gaudreau, Sam Shalabi, Martin Tétreault, Alexandre St-Onge, Michel F. Côté, Gregory Whitehead, Set Fire To Flames, l’Oreille à Vincent, and Fly Pan Am. A monograph on his work, Sound Voice Perform, was published in 2005. In 2006, the Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal presented a mid-career survey of his work accompanied by a catalog and a DVD entitled Trou. A book compiling his writings on sound art, Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body was published in 2012 by Errant Bodies Press. He has been the recipient of commissions from the Tate Modern, Dazibao, Kunstradio, Centre for Art Tapes, New Adventures in Sound Art, Radio Canada, New American Radio. He is a founding member of Avatar (Québec City). With Alexandre St-Onge je runs Squint Press. He recently was a recipient of the Glenfiddich Artist Residency with Marla Hlady. He is currently curating a 12-year event titled You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death. He lives in Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London, Ontario.

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