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Fall In, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Featuring Annie Onyi Cheung, Sophie Bélair Clément, Gillian Collyer, Zev Farber, Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Ryan Park, Roula Partheniou, Joshua Schwebel, Josh Thorpe.

Fall Out, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Featuring Robyn Cumming, Simone Jones, Zilvinas Kempinas, Erika Kierulf, Kristiina Lahde, Paul Litherland, Valerian Maly, Tom Sherman, Don Simmons.

Drop Out, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery as the official University of Toronto event for the 2009 edition of Nuit Blanche. Featuring Bas Jan Ader, Trisha Brown, Jennifer Campbell, Ulysses Castellanos, Emily Gove & Alison S. M. Kobayashi & Jennie Suddick, Erika Kierulf, Paul Litherland, Valerian Maly, Juliana Pivato, Kenneth Goldsmith, Food Jammers, Kelly Richardson, Tom Sherman.

The Seven Inch Fall, 2009 billboard commission curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Featuring Alison S.M. Kobayashi. October 1 – May 1.

EvasionCrackers, Poker and South Winds presented at the TODAYSART 09 Festival, The Hague, Netherlands, as part of the Invasive Sound program curated by Jan Rohlf.

Langue Distance for the Mercersound 09 audio CD published by Mercer Union featuring various artists, incl. Cory Arcangel, Lee Ranaldo, Kenneth Goldsmith, Tony Romano, Anitra Hamilton, etc.

Port Credit: The Projects, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Featuring Kim Adams, Diane Borsato, Shane Krepakevich, Gareth Lichty, Lauren Nurse, Sandra Rechico, Kerri Reid, Jon Sasaki. Opening July 5, runs until July 30.

Escape Songs at the Music Gallery, Sunday June 28 at 9pm. Veda Hille and Christof Migone, starting in 1999, made little songs and unmade them, and then made them again. In 2003 they released them. The album is called Escape Songs (squintfuckerpress) and now in 2009 comes the first live escape attempt. Veda and Christof will be joined by a keen team of soundmakers to listen and playback the tiny twisted tunes. Hear unrecognizably accurate renditions of sympathectomy. Come lick the war machine. Come hatch an escape plan. Joined by Martin Arnold, Eric Chenaux, and Don Kerr. Escape Songs set preceded by a solo set by Veda Hille and the second performance of 4 feet and 33 inches.

Escape Songs at the Sala Rossa, Thursday June 25, 8:30pm. Part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival. Joined by Geneviève Heistek, Jonathan Parant, and Alexandre St-Onge. Escape Songs set preceded by a solo set by Veda Hille and the first performance of 4 feet and 33 inches.

Sous Videsquintfuckerpress collective performance consisting of emptying out the Casa del Popolo in Montreal to leave nothing but ourselves… and you. Part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival.

anse acabre, audio work for the Danse Macabre II by Allen S. Weiss, an installation featuring dolls by Michel Nedjar. As part of the In Transit festival at theHKW (Haus der Culturen der Welt) in Berlin. Other audio works included by Georgina Spiropoulos, Claude Wampler, Gregory Whitehead.

Disco Sec publication consisting of an LP cover, 5 x 11″ x 11″ full-color inserts, plus an audio CD. Published by Avatar/OHM éditions. Québec Launch : 18 June 2009, 5pm at Café Martin Abraham. Montréal Launch : 25 June 2009 at 8:30pm, at the Sala Rossa.

Disco Fall featured at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Massive Party April 2.

Artist talk and studio visits, MFA Program York University, May 5.

Fixation, solo exhibition, CCS Bard – Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. April 19 – May 25, Opening afternoon April 19. Curator: Mireille Bourgeois. Show will include a selection of existing works plus a stereo version of Microhole.

Improv with Karl Lemieux, Dave Bryant, and Jonathan Parant for Images Festival, Toronto. Friday April 10, at The Theatre Center.

awashwave, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery, opening April 9, runs until May 31. With Louis Fortier, Antonia Hirsch, Young-Sup Kim, Arnold Koroshegyi, Diane Landry, Michael Snow, Kelly Wood.

Disco Fall featured at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s “Massive Party” April 2.

Aural Cinemas, as part of the Bild, Stimme II: Figuren des Audiovisuellen conference, at eikones, University of Basel, Switzerland, March 19 – April 16, 2009. Featured Evasion« I », Analphabête and Confession You, Call 1 from Hole in the Head, and Notus from South Winds.

Artist talk, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Thursday February 26.

Artist talk, Sheridan College, Mississauga, Ontario. Tuesday February 10.

Disco Sec, solo exhibition at AxeNéo7, 80 rue Hanson, Gatineau, Québec. January 7 – February 15, 2009. Opening Reception: Wednesday January 7.

Hit Parade (Quebec) performance as part of C’est arrivé près de chez vous at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (curator Nathalie de Blois) January 17.


Improv at AxeNéo7 and Daimon, 80 rue Hanson, Gatineau, Québec. December 17.

The Sounds of Christmas, DJ set as part of this Christian Marclay project, presented by DHC/ART and the Darling Foundry at the Darling Foundry, 745 Ottawa Street (corner Queen Street, Montréal. Sunday December 14.

Crackers and South Winds in group exhibition C’est arrivé près de chez vous at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (curator Nathalie de Blois), Québec City, December 3, 2008 – April 12.

Disco Sec, solo exhibition at Mercer Union, Toronto. October 24 – November 29. Opening Reception: Friday October 24. Artist talk Saturday 22 November.

Artist talk and studio visits, MFA Program Guelph University, November 4.

P (60 seconds) and Surround (360 objects) screened at Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, UK.

Took up the full-time position of Director/Curator at the Blackwood Gallery and Lecturer at the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM).

Foursome, a radio work in four episodes commisioned by the Tate Modern for airing on Resonance FM in 2007 is now online here.

Hit Parade (Montreal) at Suoni per il Pololo, Sala Rossa, June 9, 4848 boul. St. Laurent, Montréal.

Auditorium at MANIF D’ART 4, Espace GM du 509, rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec City, May 1 – June 15, vernissage May 1.

Sale Sono, solo exhibition featuring two new pieces (Éternuité and Amateur/Professional) as well as nine other works: Snow Storm, Evasion, Poker, Spit, In Sink, South Winds, Blockers, P, Surround. La Galerie d’art contemporain de Besançon, Hôtel de Ville, place du Huit Septembre, Besançon, France. April 22 – May 31.

Improv at Zoobizarre in Montréal, Tuesday February 26. Evening with Justice Yeldham  and Just’au Crâne (Jonathan Parant and Alexandre St-Onge)Pavilion Projects production.

Counter/Compteur, performance based on Nathalie Grimard’s work, “Poser 200,000 épingles pour dormir en toute quiétude”, Thursday February 21 20h00, at La Chambre Blanche, Québec City.

STOP., exhibition curated for the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, January 24 – March 1, 2008. Vernissage: Thursday January 24 17h30, curator tour at 16h30. Featuring Patrick Beaulieu, Simone Jones & Lance Winn, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Charlemagne Palestine, Samuel Roy-Bois, Helen Tak. Related events: Saturday February 9 at 6:00 pm, screening of a selection of Charlemagne Palestine’s single channel videos made in the 1970s. At the J.A. de Sève Cinema, 1400 boul. de Maisonneuve West. Saturday March 1st 8:00 pm to Sunday March 2nd 2:00 am, in collaboration with Nuit blanche à Montréal, the Gallery presents performances by Karine Denault and Frédéric Lavoie, plus launch of the START STOP. catalog. The catalog includes documentation of both START and STOP. exhibition, a curatorial essay, an essay by André-Louis Paré, a text piece by Steve Savage, and bookmarks by Brian Joseph Davis, Karine Denault and Frédéric Lavoie. Graphic design by Feed.

Bouche… boue… oue : une somaphonie buccale, essay for Inter No. 98 Espaces Sonores, Québec. Publication launch January 23 at Café-Bar l’Agitée in Québec City. The accompanying audio CD compilation includes a couple of remixes (Hole in the Hole1 and Hole in the Hole2) of material from Hole in the Head.


Tue, book of writing experiments published by Le Quartanier, Montréal. Launched November 15 at Librairie Le Port De Tête, Montréal.

Peer Advisor for the Almost Perfect residency organized by the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) at the Banff Center.

Presentation of a performance (Hit Parade (Seoul)), a video installation (Poker), and a conference at SFX SEOUL 2007, South Korea, Sept. 6 – 9.
, radio work in four episodes commissioned by the Tate Modern for airing on Resonance FM.

La et Le, video installation presented at Tesla in Berlin as part of the Avatar@Berlin activities for the poesiefestival berlin 2007.

Atelier laboratoire en art interdisciplinaire, a workshop for recent graduates of Montreal art schools.

START, exhibition curated for the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal. Exhibition runs May 5 – June 16. Vernissage : Wednesday May 5 4-6pm, curator tour at 3pm. Featuring Olivia Boudreau, Peter Courtemanche, Cal Crawford, Stephen Ellwood, Marla Hlady, Adrian Piper and Liv Strand.

PhD dissertation “Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body” successfully defended at the Department of Performance Studies, New York University. The dissertation was awarded the Michael Kirby Memorial Prize for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation. Dissertation advisor: Allen S. Weiss.

Talk with Toby Heys of Battery Operated as part of the MOMENTUM (Critical Discourse on Contemporary Image Culture) series during the Images festival, Toronto, April 7.

L’oreille à Vincent, a concert featuring Michel F. Côté, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Diane Labrosse, Christof Migone, and Martin Tétreault in the context of the Jean-Pierre Gauthier exhibit at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, March 21.

Surround (360 objects), featured as part of the Vertige program of the Festival international du film sur l’art (FIFA) on March 9.

Microhole and Microfall , cover feature of the Bruit issue No. 59 of ESSE arts + opinions magazine.


P and Crackers appear on CD compilation Music Overheard curated by Kenneth Goldsmith for the ICA, Boston (you can find an online version on ubuweb).

Interval (14 ages – video version)solo exhibit at MEDIA+SPACE at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, November 1 – 24, curated by Baruch Gottlieb.

Trou, solo survey exhibit at Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, curated by Nicole Gingras, 0ctober 20 to November 25. A catalog with DVD is available (through the Galerie de l’UQAM or ABC Art Books Canada).

Interval (14 ages), as part of exhibit titled CUT curated by Michèle Thériault, also featuring Raymond Gervais and Jocelyn Robert. At the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, October 19 – November 25, 2006. Catalog is available (through theLeonard & Bina Ellen Gallery or ABC Art Books Canada).

Appointed as the Visiting Curator of Contemporary Art for 2007-08 at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal. This appointment entails two exhibition projects and a publication.

Snow Storm, for Mutisme/Non-Speaking Bodies, Séquence, Saguenay, Québec, curated by Nicole Gingras.

Pass, performance at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax for The Idea of North, January 14, 7pm. Curator Rhonda Corvese. Documentation of the performance will be exhibited at Eye Level Gallery immediately afterwards. Go to Eye Level Gallery for details on this and on the other participating artists.

The Disgust Display Series (aka The Spit Museum, The Fart Museum, The Piss Museum, The Crack Museum) for Excess group show, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium (curator Pieter van Bogaert). The Excess web site has a couple of downloadable pdfs with lots of photos of the exhibition.


Feature on ubuweb featuring numerous mp3s of tracks from early CDs Hole in the Head, vex, Death of Analogies, etc as well as a full pdf version of la première phrase et le dermier mot and a selection of other texts.

Space is the Place is the Time is the Song: the quadrisonics of Steve Heimbecker, essay for Heimbecker’s Song of Place DVD catalog. Published by Oboro.

Taciturntablism: techniques of hairline fractures and tiny displacements, essay for the book Places and Non-Places of Contemporary Art/Lieux et non-lieux de l’art actuel for Esse.

Improv at Gallery Clark for launch of Esse, Thursday October 27.

Vegass, audio piece on CD Six Silk Purses, project by poet Fortner Anderson where each track is based on a recording in his voice of one of his poems. Composers were given carte blanche. The other participants are: Chantal Dumas, Alexandre St-Onge, Alexander MacSween, Sam Shalabi, and Michel F. Côté. Published by Wired on Words. Launched at the Sala Rossa in Montréal, Sunday October 30.

Quieting at Prefix Gallery for SOUNDplay, Sept. 29 – Oct. 7.

Pass, performance at Little Cataraqui Conservation Area for Tone Deaf, Kingston, Ontario. October 14. Curator Matt Rogalsky. Host organization Modern Fuel Gallery.

Disquiet, guest curator at Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, Ontario. Participating artists: Bob Bean, Dave Dyment, Afshin Matlabi, Diane Morin, Matt Rogalsky, USSA (Jake Moore & Steve Bates). August 24 – September 22. Reception September 17. Catalogue with CD is available from Modern Fuel.

Super Infinity, brief text on work of the same name by Dave Dyment and Roula Partheniou for Free Sample catalog (curator Kelly Mark), MSVU Gallery, Halifax.

Solo performance, Artengine New Music Series, Mercury Lounge, Ottawa, August 4.

Interval (8 ages), exhibition at Sound Bytes, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Pass, performance at Kling & Bang Gallery in Reykjavik, Iceland, Friday June 10 20h00 (curator Rhonda Converse).

Christof Migone – Sound Voice Perform, monograph with full-length CD, Errant Bodies Press/Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde with Ground Fault Recordings. Montréal book launch Tuesday February 22, 5-7pm at Reservoir, 9 Duluth St. East.

Conférence pour le programme ICI, le jeudi 24 février 2005 de 12h30 à 13h45, Pavillon Sciences de la Gestion de l’UQAM.

The Spit Museum curated by Edwin Carels as part of the Murmur exhibition at Tent in Rotterdam, Holland. Part of the Exploding Cinema component of the Rotterdam Film Festival. Included a presentation of Pass at the vernissage on Thursday January 27 and participation in the conference series Chinese Whispers organized by Imogen Stidworthy, Friday January 28.


Empires performance as part of the screening of Warhol’s Empire, Sala Rossa, Montréal. Organized by the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, as part of the Timelength exhibition, December 12.

Blockers published in Cahier Folie/Culture 9-1-1 Trousse de premiers soins en santé mentale, Folie/Culture, Québec.

Improv with Morceaux de Machines and Les Poules for Volapuk event, O Patro Vys, Montréal.

Disco Sec presentation for Noise from the Dark, Studio 303, Montréal.

Artist talk, Clive Robertson’s performance art class, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

Fingering performance for algorythme(s), Sala Rossa, Montréal, October 28.

Poker for Between You and Me, Sculpture Center, New York (curator Anthony Huberman), September 12 – November 29, 2004. Opening September 19, 2-5 pm.

Selected audio works (1996-2004) for the Overgaden Sound Art Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark (co-curator Claire Savoie), August 6 – September 5.

lucky bastard in Corsica.

la première phrase et le dernier mot book of writings for Le Quartanier, Montréal. Launch at O Patro Vys, Montréal, May 3.

Flatus Vocis: Somatic Winds essay for Aural Cultures, ed. Jim Drobnick, Toronto: YYZ. Launch in Toronto April 3 and in Montréal April 16.

Spit (bottle and text) and Vito Acconci’s undoing in exhibition FEEL – Tactile Media Art at Art Center Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium. Section of exhibition curated by Pieter van Bogaert. March 14, 2004 – June 6, 2004. Other artists include Vito Acconci, Lynda Benglis, Valie Export, Joan Jonas, Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy, Nam June Paik, and others.

The Prestidigitator: A Manual essay for journal AS No. 169, special issue on feeling, tactility, embodiment and technology. The journal is in Flemish. Other texts by Geert Lovink, Laura U. Marks, Brian Massumi and others. Part of the exhibition FEEL – Tactile Media Art at Art Center Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium.

The Prestidigitator: A Manual presentation of a version of the essay as part of the finissage event for the exhibition FEEL – Tactile Media Art at Art Center Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium. Other performers included Claude Wampler and others. June 5, 2004.

Bouche à boue, presentation at conference Les Espaces de la voix, April 22- 24, La Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montréal.

Guest lecture at Concordia University Electroacoustics, March 10, Montréal.

Radio feature as part of the Ultrasonique series on CBC’s Outfront . Aired March 4, archived on the Outfront page as a RealAudio file.

squintfuckerpress launch at Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa, Montréal, Sunday February 29. new releases: Escape Songs by Veda Hille and Christof Migone (full length digipak cd), and mini 3″ cd by Et sans (Roger Tellier-Craig and Alexandre St-Onge).

Back, back, back and forth, forth, forth performance for the Mois Multi, Québec, Saturday February 7.

Volume (of confinement and infinity) a history of unsound art essay for S:ON (Le son dans l’art contemporain canadien / Sound in Contemporary Canadian Art), ed. Nicole Gingras, Montréal: Artexte. Launch January 20 at Reservoir, Montréal.


« I » performance for Noise in the Dark XIII, Studio 303, Montréal. November 21st & 22nd 2003.

la première phrase et le dernier mot text for Revue Le Quartanier 1-2003. Launched November 6.

Organized lucky bastard with Lynda Gaudreau and Martin Tétreault.

Garage festival in Stralsund, Germany.

d!sturbances in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Moved back to Montréal.

Teaching seminar on mutism and failure to MFA students at Concordia.

Work with Alexandre St-Onge on Document 3, a project by choreographer Lynda Gaudreau.

Collaboration with Fly Pan Am with Tim Hecker.

Performance of South Winds.


Produced the sound for Claude Wampler’s Present Absence performance at kaaistudios in Brussels.

Recordings for Poker video in the Montréal summer heat.

Performance in Geneva on 9-11 on a day I would have normally been teaching at NYU. Returned to NYC on the Sunday seeing the wound still smoldering from the plane before landing.


Moved from the East Village to Dumbo in Brooklyn.

Set Fire To Flames recordings.

Crackers installation at Studio5Beekman in New York.