Christof Migone

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South Winds (2002)

1. Notus (5:13)

2. Anemos (3:55)

3. Cierzo (3:14)

2002, a sound essay on the flatulent and the incontinent. Full-length CD on Oral (Montréal), 2003.

South Winds presents the results of a recording session Christof Migone undertook with Le Petomane (Joseph Pujol 1857-1945). Le Petomane performed his fart fantasia at the Moulin Rouge in Paris where, to much acclaim, with his 'second mouth' he would imitate musical instruments and hum recognizable tunes. For South Winds, Le Petomane and Migone sought to explore these somatic winds as a response to Artaud's ontological formulation: "the depth of my being is the volume of my body." South Winds confirms that the body is a noisy place. The body emits and transmits, it cannot contain itself.