Ora 19 : Against Interpretation : 26 February

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Ora 19 : Against Interpretation
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin
26 February 2015
8pm
Resonance104.4fm

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.

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ora 18 : Why I Write : 29 January

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Ora 18: Why I Write

Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin

29 January 2015
8pm
Resonance104.4fm

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.

Ora 17 : Eavesdropping : 25 December

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Ora 17: Eavesdropping

Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with Angus Carlyle

25 December 2014
8pm
Resonance104.4fm

In the Christmas episode of Ora, Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin are joined in the studio by Angus Carlyle to talk about eavesdropping. On the grounds of a recent project by Carlyle, the multi-faceted qualities of eavesdropping are explored: to eavesdrop on oneself, the blurred margins between evidence and performance, the implications of ‘document’ and the parallels and discrepancies between eavesdropping and voyeurism are discussed, alongside the risks of the eavesdropper, his and her moral and ethical dilemmas, the legalities of identity and behaviour, through examples from film, poetry, sound, music and fiction.

Ora 16 : A Room of One’s Own

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Ora 16: A Room of One’s Own

Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin

27 November 2014
8pm
Resonance104.4fm

This episode of Ora is the first in a new strand of Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin’s monthly series, where occasionally they will discuss a specific sound piece or text rather than a given theme. Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’ was the prompt for this new approach, leading Cascella and Voegelin to address notions of independence and the nature of spaces for listening, reading and writing; to draw parallels between female writers and composers, brought together through the idea of a ‘feminine’ practice; to talk about the implications of ‘being inside’ and ‘being outside’; to claim the importance of autonomy for listening and thinking, away from directing aims and purposes, but generating their own.

 

Ora 15 : Echoes from the Sound Chamber

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Ora 15: Echoes from the Sound Chamber
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with Sabine von Fischer
30 October 2014
8pm
Resonance104.4fm

Echoes from the Sound Chamber is the title of the 15th episode of Ora, where Salomé Voegelin and Daniela Cascella are joined in the studio by Sabine von Fischer, a Swiss architect and writer, whose research is centred on the history of acoustics with particular focus on the 1920s. Reading and discussing a number of primary sources from the era, considering historical interjections by Emily Thompson and a sound design fiction by Gert Jonke, the three contributors explore layers of architectural memory, the relationships between technology and perception, cultural heritage and canons, as well as the narratives, fictions and projections that the practice of the built environment engenders.