Ora 12 : Poetics : 26 June



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Ora 12 … Poetics
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with Kristen Kreider
26 June 2014
Resonance 104.4fm

In the 12th episode of Ora, Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin are joined by Kristen Kreider, author of Poetics and Place: The Architecture of Sign, Subjects and Site (I.B. Tauris, 2013), to discuss poetics in relation to writing and listening. The three animate a dense discussion, scrutinising notions of voicing and silent reading, sound and sense, repetition and noise, towards an appreciation of material poetics in relation to sound—a discussion dense, as ever, with a diversity of samples and examples ranging from Anton Bruhin to Denise Riley, from Roman Jakobson to Lisa Robertson, from Kurt Schwitters to Richard Kongrosian.

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ora 8 : Quietude : 27 February

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Ora 8 … Quietude
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin
27 February 2014

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 6 : A Christmas Carol : 26 December

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Ora 6 … A Christmas Carol
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with David Toop
26 December 2013

the ghost of a sound past
the ghost of a sound present
the ghost of a sound future


For our special Christmas episode, we chose to record our own version of a Christmas Carol, voicing or evoking or recalling the ghost of a sound past, the ghost of a sound present and the ghost of a sound future. We invited David Toop to be our guest in a conversation that took on the shape of a polyphonic reflection on time, memory and anticipation. From a goblin story of some bells to forgotten voices from the south, all the way to stars down to earth. 


ora 5 : Place : 28 November

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Ora 5 … Place
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin
28 November 2013

How are our perceptions, constructions and recollections of a place reflected in listening? How do artists and writers embody and recount their experiences of place through sound?  These are some of the questions that prompt the discussion in ora 5, in and around places, with and without maps, probing sonic sensibilities in their connection with poetry, art, geography and everyday listening.

ora 1: listening and reading list

Some of you have asked for a list of books we read and audio we played during the first episode of Ora. Here it is:
Louise Bourgeois, C’est le murmure de l’eau qui chante (2002)

Adorno, T.W, Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life, New York Verso, 2005
Auden, W.H, Secondary Worlds, Faber and Faber, 1968
Cascella, Daniela, En abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction, Zero Books, 2012
Celan, Paul, Speak, You Also, in Selected Poems, Penguin Classics, 1996
Geertz, Clifford, The Interpretation of Cultures, Basic Books, NY, 1973
Jonke, Gert, The Distant Sound, Dalkey Archive, Champaign and London, 2010
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, The World of Perception, Routledge, 2008
Voegelin, Salomé, Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art, Continuum, NY, 2010