Christof Migone



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1. SevenSixOne-FourEightFourOne (7:01)


1994, telephone piece, 2004 edit from the CD accompanying the monograph Christof Migone - Sound Voice Perform, Errant Bodies Press/Ground Fault Recordings, 2005.

¿Quién es usted?... Hola?... How did you get my number?... Where are you calling me from?... Ma, que parle per favore?... Unlocated number... moshi moshi, domo... I don't know why the hell you're calling for... ok, anything I can help you with?... I'm not interested in talking to you right now, thank you... you're calling for who?... si, pero... ¿quién es usted?... well excuse me sir... hable... alo... Hallo... ¿que es el número?... Canada is not United States of America... le numéro n'existe pas... Wo wollen Sie denn hin? Nach... wuenschen? Wen wollen Sie?... I know you're not making sense... I don't know what you want, I better hang up... so, you can have this phone number over there... this phone number over here is in the United States of America, it's not in Canada... Kein Anschluss unter dieser Nummer... no existe... don't call this number anymore!... who's calling... Sir, right now I'm entretaining people, is that the number you want to talk to?... Wer, wer, wer ist da?... deme su nombre...what number you want, what, what did you want that number for?... Ja wuenschen?... you what?... okyakusama ga okakeni natta bangou ha genzai tsukawarete orimasen... No further information is available about...

For this piece I called everybody in the world with my telephone number (but different area/country codes). Sometimes the number was not activated, sometimes the person answering and I had no language in common, sometimes people insulted me and hung up once I told them the reason for my call. An exploration of the tenuous connection people with the same phone number but different area codes might have. Initially released on the Rappel compilation CD featuring works for the telephone space (Ohm/Avatar, 1996). Other participants included: Daniel Leduc, Pierre-André Arcand, Algojo)(Algojo, Sylvia Wang, Doyon/Demers, Jean Routhier, Chantal Dumas, Kathy Kennedy, and Gregory Whitehead.