Tongue and Cheek Episode 1 (Phatics) Tongue and Cheek Episode 2: Breath and Incidental Vocalizations—with Jonathan Gordon— (Vocalise: Producing) Tongue and Cheek Episode 3: Articulating, Containing, Hesitating—with Morgan Garrett— (Vocalise: Shaping) Tongue and Cheek Episode 11: Offsite (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 13: Cordially (Socialise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 14: Valve Lash (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 16: Waist Voice—with David Dixon— (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 18: Borrowing Tellings—with Dan J. Ruppel (Ventriloquize) Tongue and Cheek Episode 19: Resonators—with Zack Winokur (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 20: Windows Mirrors Floors (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 21: Crowds Tongue and Cheek Episode 22: Liquid Breath (Vocalise)
Tongue and Cheek
Montez Press Radio and WGXC

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
Montez Press Radio
Montez Press Radio Patreon

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—

(Vocalise: Producing)

Episode 3—Montez, Thursday, August 16th, 2018, 10AM–11AM
Articulating, Containing, Hesitating—with Morgan Garrett—
(Vocalise: Shaping)

Episode 4—Montez, August 17th, 2018, 10AM–11AM
(Vocalise: Directing)

Episode 5—Montez, Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, 2:30–3:30PM
Bodies Moving Bodies
(Vocalise: Coordinating)

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
Machine Empathy

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
Valve Lash

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
Liquid Breath

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)