Christof Migone - Danger in Paradise
  Year :   1987
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   Radio Program
  Materials:   1987 - 1994
  Info :   CKUT 90.3 FM, Montréal, Wednesdays 10:00 to midnight A version of this summary was published in the Selected Survey of Radio Art in Canada 1967-1992. Edited and compiled by Dan Lander as part of the Radio Rethink project.





 
Noise
Radio
  Work Details  
  This radio program began on November 17, 1987. It was neither spoken word nor music. Through its seven years,techniques and approaches continually changed, both in theory and practice. Danger in Paradise included live interventions by Bruire (Michel F. Côté and Martin Tétreault), Caboose of Fear, Claude Lamothe, les Pois zont Rouges, Yximalloo, Festival of the Swamps, Lisle Ellis/John Heward/Lloyd Garber, Sue Ann Harkey and Sylvain Côté, and Roughage. In 1990 several special live to air programs were devised utilizing the telephones. Invitations to participate were sent out in the form of post cards and one appeared in the Montréal Mirror classified section. This program, aired in November of 1990, was entitled Describe Yourself and was concerned with defining the radiophonic through descriptions that callers gave of themselves. Counting Meaning was a two-hour program for numbers only and included an (ac)count of Erik Saties Vexations. Deliberate Inhaling was a program scored for tones, test records, elastics, awkward breathes, whistles and you. In 1991 several special live to air programs were devised utilizing the telephones. They were Answer me (November) which constructed a normal mode of conversation via telephone answering machine recordings; What is it? (September), where the callers descriptions of objects (can I touch it?) proved that seeing did not necessarily imply an ability to name it; Dangerous Spelling (February), a work simultaneously (mis)spelling words and casting spells; and Body Map, with Julia Loktev, in which a reclining body was transposed onto a map of Montréal. People phoned in to discover on which part of the body they resided, setting up a starting point for the unexpected. They were asked to make a noise with it, how they moved around the body, if they had any out-of-body experiences ...