Radio Contortions: International Festival of Radio Art and Theory
Curated by Julia Loktev, Christof Migone and Bryan Zuraw.
Hosted by CKUT-FM, July 8-14, 1991, Montréal.
The festival included live to air performances, recorded works, a panel discussion and several workshop/lectures.
Live to air performances: Benoît Fauteux, Le mensonge de l’art; Système Minuit, Durée; Guy Stuckens / Eric Borgers / Chloé Martin / Laurence Brougiez, Magritte ou les oranges nocturnes; Julia Loktev and Nancy Steadman, Eating in Tongues; and Christof Migone, Intimacy.
Recorded works: Bruce Gottlieb, 10% Solution; Mohamed Lotfi, Chatouille; and Helen Thorington and Suzan-Lori Parks, Locomotive. In addition, 14 “artcarts,” recorded works of three minutes or less, were commissioned and aired during the festival. Contributors: ACRIQ, Zev Asher, dadababies, The Green Thumb Audio Visual Collective, Geneviève Heistek, Dan Lander, Rafael Lozano, Margo Beauregard, Tim McLaughlin, Christof Migone, Claude Schryer, Neil Strauss, Sarah Toy, and Gregory Whitehead.
Panelists: Frances Dyson, Douglas Kahn, Dan Lander, Julia Loktev (moderator), Wayne Morris, Helen Thorington, and Gregory Whitehead.
Four workshops were held over two days: Writing with Sound by Douglas Kahn; How to Pronounce Prosthesis and Other Language Lessons by Gregory Whitehead; Mixing Cuts and Cutting Mixes: Sound Theory to Radio Art by Frances Dyson; and The Physique of the Soul by Dan Lander.
Presented by the McGill Comparative Literature and Graduate Communications Programs, CKUT 90.3 FM, and the National Campus and Community Radio Conference.
Thanks to Brian Massumi.