Ora 17 : Eavesdropping : 25 December


Ora 17: Eavesdropping

Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with Angus Carlyle

25 December 2014

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



Ora 16: A Room of One’s Own

Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin

27 November 2014

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


Ora 15: Echoes from the Sound Chamber
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with Sabine von Fischer
30 October 2014

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.