Ora, April 2015

Due to exceptional circumstances, it was not possible to record a new instalment of Ora this month. We will repeat Quietude instead, and we’ll be back in May with a new episode as usual.

Ora / Quietude
Thursday 30 April
Resonance 104.4FM

Why quietude? What characterises quietude as different from silence? In the 8th, and so far noisiest, episode of Ora, Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin produce a quiet space for reflection: reading poems and listening to steps and voices, looking at erased pages and considering urban spaces, from names to translations, from echo chambers to sirens.

Ora 20 : Performing Silences : 26 March


Ora 20: Performing Silences
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin
26 March 2015

As part of their ongoing collaboration, Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin were invited to perform Ora live within the context of the Science Museum Workshop Silence & Music, held in February at the Royal College of Music and organised by Tim Boon and Aleksander Kolkowski. They improvised sounds, texts, materials and voices that do not explain or interpret but practice rhythms, repetitions, coincidences and discordancies to produce aesthetic, poetic and political silences.

Salomé Voegelin, not quite sitting down for six minutes
Daniil Kharms, The Plummeting Old Women
Richard Ford, Women with Men
Billy Wilder (dir.), Sunset Boulevard
Arturas Bumsteinas, Night on the Sailship
Brandon LaBelle, The Lexicon of the Mouth
Gert Jonke, The Distant Sound
Lawrence AbuHamdan, The right to remain silent
Pauline Oliveros, Ghosting 14:48
Frances Dyson, The Tone of Our Times
Jerry Hunt, Transform (Stream): Monopole
Ariana Reines, Coeur de Lion
Samuel Beckett, The Unnameable
Eisuke Yanagisawa, Dell
Steve Goodman, Sonic Warfare
Werner Herzog (dir.), Grizzly Man
film trailer, Ingmar Bergman, The Silence
Artur Rimbaud, Mystical
Walt Whitman, When I Heard The Learn’d Astronomer
Cosmos, Untitled #3




Ora 19 : Against Interpretation : 26 February



Ora 19 : Against Interpretation
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin
26 February 2015

In Against Interpretation Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin borrow the title from Susan Sontag’s groundbreaking 1964 essay to read, play and perform a number of texts and sounds in close sequence and then start a conversation. Mike Kelley with Sonic Youth’s Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile performance and an excerpt from Coil’s The Angelic Conversation featuring one of Shakespeare’s Sonnets are juxtaposed with words by Georges Bataille and Clarice Lispector, not to interpret according to given rules or expectations, but to offer a plurality of openings and possibilities into listening to sound and writing after sound.




ora 18 : Why I Write : 29 January


Ora 18: Why I Write

Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin

29 January 2015

Taking the prompt from the title of Joan Didion’s 1976 essay, in ‘Why I Write’ Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin discuss motivations, riddles and complexities of writing in relation to given modalities and formulas. Starting off with the recorded voice of Virginia Woolf, they read from texts by Gertrude Stein and Harry Mathews, listen to the digital poetry of AGF and discuss desire in the words of Ariana Reines.