Tongue and Cheek is a radio broadcast that leads listeners through vocal and movement exercises. Broadcasts are composed of warm-ups, conversations, and archival sound that focus on language and communication. We think about communication in a broad sense, leading listeners through exercises that reimagine the limits of the human body, social interdependence, and interspecies or non-species communication.
Voiced and led by Tim Simonds, Aaron Lehman and Emma McCormick-Goodhart
Broadcast here, 8AM or 8PM everyday.
To listen to future and archived broadcasts:
First Tuesday of the month 2:00PM–3:00PM EST on WGXC
WGXC (90.7FM Acra) Wave Farm
Last Saturday of the month 11:00AM–12:00PM EST on Montez Press Radio
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Tongue and Cheek was first developed and aired on Montez Press Radio beginning in the summer of 2018. Montez Press Radio is an experimental radio station and commissioning platform for unexpected works from artists and other creative voices. MPR continues to air new episodes of Tongue and Cheek during its monthly live broadcast at 46 Canal St in Chinatown, New York.
In 2019 Tongue and Cheek started an additional monthly broadcast on WGXC (90.7FM Acra, NY), Wave Farm’s community radio station. WGXC: Radio for Open Ears “is a full-power, non-commercial, listener-supported station in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley operating out of studios in Hudson and the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra.”
Episode 1—Montez, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, 10AM–11AM
Episode 2—Montez, Wednesday, August 15th, 2018, 10AM–11AM
Breath and Incidental Vocalizations—with Jonathan Gordon—
Episode 3—Montez, Thursday, August 16th, 2018, 10AM–11AM
Articulating, Containing, Hesitating—with Morgan Garrett—
Episode 4—Montez, August 17th, 2018, 10AM–11AM
Episode 5—Montez, Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, 2:30–3:30PM
Bodies Moving Bodies
Episode 6—Montez, Friday, January 25th, 2019, 1–2PM
Episode 7—Montez, Friday, February 22nd, 2019, 11AM–2PM
Hockets—with Ona Lindquist
Episode 8—Montez, Saturday, March 30th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Episode 9—Montez, Friday, May 24th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Tingle—with Amanda Wallace
Episode 10—Montez, Friday, June 28th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Better off alone?
Episode 11—Montez, Sunday, July 28th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Episode 12—Montez, Friday, September 27th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
Episode 13—Montez, Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 11AM–12PM
WGXC, Tuesday, December 3rd, 2020, 2PM–3PM
Episode 14—WGXC, Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, 2PM–3PM
Montez, Saturday, May 30th, 2020, 11AM–12PM
Episode 15—Montez, Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, 11AM–12PM
WGXC, Tuesday, February 4th, 2020, 2PM–3PM
Reeds—with Mauro Hertig—
Episode 16—WGXC, Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, 2PM–3PM
Montez, Saturday, June 27th, 2020, 11AM–12PM
Waist Voice—with David Dixon—
Episode 17—Montez, Saturday, January 2nd, 2020, 11AM–12PM
Episode 18—Montez, Saturday, Feb 29th, 2020, 11AM–12PM
Borrowing Tellings—with Dan J. Ruppel
Episode 19—WGXC Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 2PM–3PM
Montez Saturday, July 25th, 2020, 11AM–12PM
Resonators—with Zack Winokur
Episode 20—Montez Saturday, March 28th, 2020, 11AM–12PM
WGXC Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, 3PM–4PM
Windows Mirrors Floors
Episode 21—Montez Saturday, April 25th, 2020, 11AM–12PM
WGXC Tuesday, May 5th, 2020, 3PM–4PM
Episode 22—WGXC Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, 2PM–3PM
Lend me your ears!
—Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
There are messages primarily serving to establish, to prolong, or to discontinue communication, to check whether the channel works… Dorothy Parker caught eloquent examples: “‘Well!’ the young man said. ‘Well!’ she said. ‘Well, here we are’ he said. ‘Here we are’ she said, ‘Aren’t we?’ ‘I should say we were’ he said, ‘Eeyop! Here we are.’ ‘Well!’ she said. ‘Well!’ he said, ‘well.’ ”
—Roman Jakobson, “Linguistics and Poetics”
To reach an arm out of one’s mouth, peek through one’s ear, and speak out of one’s eye. Communication happens by any means possible. It is the different ways bodies extend themselves, as limbs that bridge things—reaching out, stretching and sometimes touching, with a light tap, “Marco!”
How we voice, how we gesture, how we manner, how we empathize.
Exercises to find all ways of thinking of language, and to exercise them as their own paths of communication.
To empathize over radio. Invite to do the same—feel, mimic, echo. “Polo”
The sound of leading, of following, of teaching speaking.
And learning to make a body of a limb.
Caroline Reagan, DOCUMENT. “Montez Press Radio brings us the best (and weirdest) of the downtown arts and culture scene” (June 17, 2020)
Dean Kissick, SPIKE. “The Downward Spiral: Paradise at Dimes Square” (June 13, 2019)