Reeds—with Mauro Hertig, Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, 11AM–12PM, Broadcast on WGXC Tuesday, February 4th, 2020, 2PM–3PM
Reeds—with Mauro Hertig—Single reeds and double reeds, idioglottal and heteroglottal reeds, creaking wood, “two bodies that must meet on like terms,” being rubbed the wrong way, pommer, crumhorn and zurna, not extending the voice but creating the voice outside of the body, Georgian polyphony, Choir of Shilda, Ensemble Basiani, Johannes Ciconia, and Crumhorn Consort.
Joined by Mauro Hertig, composer of ensemble, chamber and site-specific music. Mauro Hertig was born in Switzerland, and studied composition in Zurich and Graz. He was based in Vienna since 2014, and since 2017 has also been in New York.
Valve Lash, Broadcast on WGXC, Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, 2PM–3PM,
Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Saturday, May 30th, 2020, 11AM–12PM
Valve Lash—throwing syllables with the mouth and catching them with the hands, spheres of environment, Douglas Ross, Harmony 1 with a washing machine, diagnosing machines and bodies as a reaching into them, valve lash, listening through gasoline, haptic motorcycle sounds, heart sounds and murmurs, seeing spheres of the mouth with the tongue, throwing and catching with the tongue, throwing language down the trachea, Harlan Lane on Rousseau feeling the vibrations of a cello, J. B. Barlow and W.A. Pocock.
Cordially, Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 11AM–12PM, and on WGXC, Tuesday, December 3rd, 2020, 2PM–3PM
Cordially—farewells, undressing and dressing the voice “mm / ah,” layer of people, wrapping gifts, “polite speech is a kind of wrapping of thoughts and intentions,” politeness in the womb, “One good way to start a letter of refusal is to agree with the reader on some point. This establishes a feeling of working together… ‘We agree that a watch running only part of the time is useless,’” words to give others a feeling of power and other epistolary sympathies, governmentalities as extensions of the body, things you can suppose other people want, “ornamentation is as vast as the world—cosmos and cosmetics, appearance and essence. Ornament equals order and embellishment is equivalent to law,” hinging off the back of an other’s hand. Lillian Eichler Watson’s The Bantam Book of Correct Letter Writing, Joy Hendry’s Wrapping Culture, Harold E. Meyer, Agnes Denes, Matsuo Basho, Moondog, Emily Dickinson, Percy Sledge
Machine Empathy, Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Friday, September 27th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Machine Empathy—diagnosis, babysitting and humming along with a CNC, tapping the boundary of your body, soft bodies and hard bodies, the monaural stethoscope, “generating a novel ‘acoustic enclosure’ between doctor and patient—a telephone line direct to the body—in which ‘speaking patients with mute bodies gave way to speaking patients with sounding bodies,’” reaching into shelves, tuning a Honda CB350,
J.G. Ballard’s Towards Crash, J. B. Barlow and W.A. Pocock’s “Auscultations of the Heart,” Rene-Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec, Steve Goodman, John Berger, Gustaf Sobin
Offsite, Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Sunday, July 28th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Offsite—“i and o sounds,” exhausting breath, What parts of our voice die first?, “d, t, n,” “I don’t know, I don’d dow, I ton’t tow, I non’t know,” playing the coronal suture, wax cylinder recordings, Derrida on Echo and Narcissus, speaking with a dead man’s voice, What does it sound like on a basic material level when a voice is transplanted to a non-bodily vessel?, Nixon releases Watergate tapes. Hillary Leonard, Tim Heidler, Nancy Holt and Richard Serra, Jordan Peele and Obama. “dreaming of my other one, was not where I thought I was”
Better off alone? Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Friday, June 28th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Better off alone?— Inferred solutionhood relations, Rajasthani folk music and rāga, the “Volk” and belonging to a landscape, cheerleading “Yell Out” cheer, “I am … lets…,” Drudkh’s “Archaic Dance,”, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Dam Mast Qalandar” and Bollywood’s, corresponding in casual welcomes and formal welcomes, Rhoticity over-H-ing, and other hypercorrections. The Post-Industrial Fiddle, Ayn Rand, Alice Deejay, Mame Khan, Fiddler on the Roof, Django Reinhardt.
Tingle—with Amanda Wallace—Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Friday, May 24th, 2019, 11AM–1PM
Tingle—with Amanda Wallace—searching for your leg under your chair, phantom limb haptics, “Tapioca swelling in the mist. Gluey starch. Globs,” Arley sounds a cocktail, “I have my little foibles: I like to grope a picture, to run my hand over it, and I confess that I am tempted to strike a match on those that are painted in that manner,” Mukbang, octopus and fish scales, trust and contracts, brushing Emma’s hair, drawing the feeling of Aaron’s face.
Arley Marks, Renoir, Billie Eilish, Alvin Lucier, Georges Bataille, Rilke, Francis Ponge, Horace Sprott, joined by Amanda Wallace, performer, artist, and member of the immersive ASMR performance, Whisperlodge, leading haptic triggers and discussing her work as an ASMR performer.
Hum, Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Saturday, March 30th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Hum—locating vibration and channel, (gr, zz, hm), “indistinctness and lack of clear location…’ paravocalic’,”electro-larynx and exo-larynx, Brahmari or “the bee,” many busy parts, resonance and the choral coordination of an empathetic engine, “I think the veil of contentment and expressivity of the purr, purring, when a cat loves you and puts its warm body and it’s purring on you, it’s transformative, it’s lovely, it’s a healing sense.” Carolee Schneemann’s interview with Emma McCormick-Goodhart, Jane Birkin et Serge Gainsbourg’s “Je T’aime,… Moi Non Plus,”Knud Viktor, Tony Talmich, Elizabeth Grosz, Steven Connor, Crash Test Dummies.
Hockets —with Ona Lindquist, Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Friday, February 22nd, 2019, 11AM–1PM
Hockets—with Ona Lindquist —“While I am waiting for my turn, I can draw a picture, look at my favorite character, count to 20 in my head, or watch my friends play out their turn,” Ars Antiqua and Notre Dame School, crows using traffic lights to crack their nuts, Burundi Salutation Akazéhé, hammers of Mochitsuki,“curl of trust…a twist and little sintering burn,” Stokes Interview questions, Balinese Gamelan, “the kiss as…silent polyphony…that two tongues fold into one…” exchange and acceleration zones in baton relays, the voices of engine maintenance. Guillaume de Machaut’s Hoquetus David, Alt-J, Herbie Hancock, Louis Andriessen, Brandon Labelle, John Smith, Dirty Projectors.
joined by Ona Lindquist, LCSW, artist, poet and psychoanalyst reading and discussing her work, Swimming in Space: [fragments of] a therapy in verse
Canon, Broadcast on Montez Press Radio, Friday, January 25th, 2019, 1PM–2PM
Canon—a loss of awareness of one’s identity, teachers listening/not listening, (I’d say / do you say / I do / I’d say), tuning orchestra, “a social body from the inside out,” fugues, Glenn Gould humming, harmonizing with animals, Rogerian therapy, coordinating, offsets and interweaving, learning Portuguese. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro, “Cosa Sento,” R.D. Laing’s Knots, Serkan Çagri, Johann Sebastian Bach, Meredith Monk.