Number Stations

Photos by Matteo Favero.

Number Stations (Dronica, 2017) is a collaboration between Ilia Rogatchevski and Jude Cowan Montague. The full performance can be heard here.

Number stations are secret shortwave radio stations that intermittently broadcast coded messages to alleged intelligence agents working in foreign countries. For this performance, Rogatchevski sampled various transmissions onto audio cassettes and played them back using chance operations. Jude Cowan Montague responded to these sounds with her viol which was both bowed and played with objects.