Daniela Cascella

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April 2017

NUMÉRO CINQ
A reading of Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen's The Blank Page, via Alejandra Pizarnik and an idea of Scheherazade, is now published on Numéro Cinq, Vol. VIII, No. 4, April 2017.
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NIGHTS AS DAY, DAYS AS NIGHT
My review of Nights as Day, Days as Night by Michel Leiris on Minor Literature[s].
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PRAGUE MICROFESTIVAL
I will be reading at the Prague Microfestival in May.
www.praguemicrofestival.com

AKERMAN DALY
A shelf at Akerman Daly's The Library.
akermandaly.com/the-library/

RADIO FERRANTE
Radio Ferrante: Natasha Soobramanien and myself talk around Elena Ferrante's 'smarginature: dissolving boundaries' with Cecilia Canziani, Daniel Medin, Frances Morgan, Joanna Biggs, John Douglas Millar, Nadia Hebson, Tomoé Hill; with contributions by Jen Hofer and Kate Briggs.
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February 2017

THE LIBRARY / AKERMAN DALY
A shelf at Akerman Daly's The Library, featuring books, footage and sounds I write through in my new book.
http://akermandaly.com/the-library/

THE IMAGINARY READER
Field of Heaven and Meteorites, a new text on Signe Lidén, on The Imaginary Reader, published by VOLT Bergen.
www.v-o-l-t.no

NEW WRITING
A close reading of my work in Writing Sound and Radical Fiction: The Abyssal Space of Writing, Reading and Listening by Adam Potts, New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 3 Nov 2016.
www.tandfonline.com/eprint/uHZekTDPPQHVIQB83zbr/full

November 2016

THE SCOFIELD
My text Beginning to Write After Clarice, After Clarice's (Echo and Dub Versions), is now published in the new issue of The Scofield: Clarice Lispector & The Act of Writing.

MINOR LITERATURE[S]
I recently joined minor literature[s] as a contributing editor. My first review of Le statue d'acqua by Fleur Jaeggy is here.
The review is the first in the new Untranslated section, for which we will publish reviews of books not translated into English. You can read some more thoughts around the project here.

SMARGINATURE
Smarginature is a two-day series of workshops, talks and performances in Bergen and online organised by Natasha Soobramanien and myself, around language slippages and shifting subjectivities. It will feature performances and workshops by Cia Rinne and Claire Potter, two Radio Ferrante podcasts, and new online text commissions by Hannah Black, Juliet Jacques, Jen Hofer, Bhanu Kapil, Ashaki M. Jackson and Mg Roberts, Natasha Soobramanien and myself.
Bergen, 26/27 November / online, October-December.
http://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com

August 2016

THE LYD WRITING RESEARCH RESIDENCIES /
THE SCULPTOR SINKS, THINKS, SINGS, BY DANIELA CASCELLA AND DOMINIQUE HURTH
Bergen, 3 September 2016
A conversation in three movements around the materials of Cascella and Hurth's making and writing through surfaces and voicing, interference and resonance, bodies and shadows. Intertwining the voices and channeling the presence of Clarice Lispector, Roberto Calasso, Pauline Oliveros, Agnes Martin, Robert Ashley into their own movements, accents and muteness, the two performers sound out the moment wavelengths superimpose into greater amplitude before reaching a state of near-disappearance.
For updates: http://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com

THE LYD WRITING RESEARCH RESIDENCIES /
SMARGINATURE, BY DANIELA CASCELLA AND NATASHA SOOBRAMANIEN
Lydgalleriet, Bergen, 26/27 November 2016
A two-day series of events aimed at readers, writers, listeners, vocalists, translators, artists and anyone else interested in exploring the ways in which language – written, spoken, or overheard – can evade us, define us, move us and unite us. Inspired by Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, and featuring contributions by international artists and writers.
For updates: http://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com

April 2016

LISTENING AND ITS NOT
I have contributed to Listening and Its Not, a new anthology published by Compost and Height and SARU, collecting a number of responses to a score by Patrick Farmer that invites people to travel 10 miles north of their home and to write about their experience of listening 'without pointing directly to it, or at it'. My text is entitled H.G., and I obviously never left the house.
https://wolfnotes.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/new-publication-listening-and-its-not/
https://enabime.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/h-g-listening-and-its-not/

February 2016

THE SWAN WHISPERER
My review of Marlene van Niekerk's beguiling 'The Swan Whisperer' is now published on Music&Literature:
www.musicandliterature.org/reviews/2016/1/24/marlene-van-niekerks-the-swan-whisperer

BEST BOOKS OF 2015
F.M.R.L. was listed by David Toop as one of his Best Books of 2015:
www.timeshighereducation.com/books/best-books-of-2015

WORKSHOP ON WRITING MUSIC AND SOUND
Society for Artistic Research, Annual Conference, The Hague, April 2016
I'm curating a workshop strand on Writing Music and Sound.
I'll take part in a conversation with Kate Briggs, on the role of the writing tutor in art schools.
www.societyforartisticresearch.org/activities/sar-conference-2016/

POINT LINE TIME
I was invited by Tamarin Norwood to contribute to Point Line Time, her residency research project at Spike Island, Bristol:
www.pointlinetime.net

December 2015

THE SECRET EUPHORIA OF READING: ON ROBERTO CALASSO'S CENTO LETTERE A UNO SCONOSCIUTO
My piece on Roberto Calasso's book blurbs and some early reading experiences is now published on 3:AM Magazine.
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TRAPDOORS
Fallow Media's Ian Maleney reads and listens to En Abîme and F.M.R.L.: an interview with sounds, pictures, poems, trapdoors.
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WRITING AND SOUND
I'm curating a strand on Writing and Sound at the next annual conference of the Society for Artistic Research (The Hague, April 2016), that will be focused on Writing.
Proposals are welcome for readings, listening&writing workshops, performative presentations, discussions and more.
Please read the call here:
www.societyforartisticresearch.org/activities/sar-conference-2016/

November 2015

RHYTHMS AND SONG
Rhythms and Song is published on 20 November in the Reductive Four book.
A text shaped by rhythms in reading, breathing, burned books, Twin Peaks' Nadine and Breton's Nadja, and a visit to the Agnes Martin show.
Book launch and performances on 27 November at Hundred Years Gallery, London.
www.hundredyearsgallery.com/reductive-journal-four/

WHERE WERE WE
Where Were We. On Writing, Intimacy, Body
Godsbanen, Aarhus, 2-6 December 2015
An international festival of readings and performances curated by Rhea Dall, Martin Glaz Serup and myself.
Produced by Project Art Writing and Aarhus Litteraturcenter.
www.litteraturen.nu/wherewerewe/

October 2015

GORSE
Frames is now published on Gorse #4.
http://gorse.ie/frames/
https://enabime.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/frames-mah-slideshow-song-gorse-4/

#1SHORTSTORYANTHOLOGY
Frames: Sketch for a Polyphony (After the Fire) is now published on #1ShortStoryAnthology / Vanguard Editions.
http://richardskinner.weebly.com/1shortstoryanthology.html
https://enabime.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/breaking-into-frames/

MEDIUMS AND POETS
Mediums and Poets is a new reading/listening performance that I'm presenting on 3 November at the Old Fire Station in Oxford, as part of the Sound I'm Particular series curated by Patrick Farmer.
www.oldfirestation.org.uk/event/sound-im-particular-2/
https://enabime.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/mediums-and-poets-3-november-at-sound-im-particular-oxford/

NEMICI/ENEMIES
On 7 November I'm reading with James Wilkes at Rich Mix, London, as part of the Nemici/Enemies evening curated by SJ Fowler.
www.theenemiesproject.com/nemici

LYD WRITING RESEARCH RESIDENCY
The second LYD Writing Research Residency, a collaboration between Dominique Hurth and myself, begins in October.
https://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/introducing-the-lyd-writing-research-residencies/

September 2015

A NEW TEXT FOR GORSE
A new text, Frames, will appear on the fourth issue of literary journal Gorse.
Gorse#4 is out at the end of September. You can pre-order a copy and read a preview of my text here:
http://gorse.ie/frames/

THE LYD WRITING RESEARCH RESIDENCIES
I am pleased to announce the two inaugural LYD Writing Research Residencies, supported and hosted by Lydgalleriet Bergen and curated by myself.
Guest researchers for 2015 are Dominique Hurth and Natasha Soobramanien.
Details and updates on http://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com

F.M.R.L. REVIEWS
My book F.M.R.L. was recently reviewed by Tomoe Hill on Minor Literature[s], by Sophie Mayer on The Wire, Oct 2015 and by Marcel Cobussen on The Journal of Sonic Studies.

July 2015

SUPER WOOFER, LONDON
On Saturday 1 August, at 6.30pm, I'll be reading from FMRL at SUPER WOOFER, One-day Sound Fair and Summer Party at X Marks the Bökship / Matt's Gallery London.
Free admission
Info: http://bokship.org/superwoofer.html

May 2015

REFMRL
reFMRL is a series of events for which I've asked artists, writers, performers, musicians to remix, rewrite, re-read my book: to use the book as raw material.
2 June: Bergen, Østre. With Jeremy Welsh, Maia Urstad, Signe Lidén.
6 June: London, Hardy Tree Gallery, Mahu. With Christian Patracchini, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Jess Chandler, Mark Peter Wright.
25 June: Resonance104.4FM. With Salomé Voegelin and the guest voices of Aya Kasai, Clodagh Simonds, Helena Hunter, Joanne Lee, Patrick Farmer. Info
20 July: London, Café Oto. With contributions by Christian Patracchini, Colin Potter, David Toop, Elaine Mitchener, Georgia Rodger, James Wilkes, Natasha Soobramanien, Patrick Farmer, Richard Skinner, Rie Nakajima, Salomé Voegelin, Steven J Fowler. Info
Info: https://enabime.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/refmrl-curating-conversing-drifting/

3:AM MAGAZINE
F.M.R.L. has been reviewed by C.D. Rose on 3:AM Magazine:
www.3ammagazine.com/3am/fragments-miracles-recurrences-and-likenesses-a-review-of-f-m-r-l-by-daniela-cascella/

April 2015

CHELSEA COLLEGE, LONDON
On Thursday, 30 April I will read from F.M.R.L. at Care+Attend, an event organised by Emma Cocker and Joanne Lee at Chelsea College, UAL London.
More info:
www.societyforartisticresearch.org/fileadmin/autoren/pdf/unconditional_love.pdf

ARNOLFINI, BRISTOL
On Saturday, 25 April I will read from F.M.R.L. and I'll be in conversation with Tertulia's Phil Owen at Arnolfini, Bristol.
More info:
www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/sound-silence-and-listening-an-afternoon-discussion-with-performance-showcase

LITERATURE HOUSE
I have been appointed as one of the three curators, alongside Rhea Dall and Martin Glaz Serup, of this year's seminars and performances for the Art Writing project at Literature House in Aarhus, Denmark. The research theme this year is Intimacy: Art Writing the Body and I am currently undertaking research to develop my project within the series.
www.litteraturen.nu/artwriting/in-english/art-writing-2015-intimacy-art-writing-the-body/

February 2015

A NEW BOOK
My new book F.M.R.L. Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound will be published by Zer0 Books on 26th April. It is a collection of short texts, fragments and deranged essays around my ongoing obsessions with certain books, voices, songs, places.
You can find out more about the book here.
I'm planning readings and events throughout 2015. These will be announced on my blog and Twitter as dates and venues are confirmed.
Advance promo copies of the book are available from office1@jhpbooks.net

A REVIEW FOR MUSIC & LITERATURE
I have written a review of David Grubbs' book Records Ruin the Landscape for Music & Literature.
This is my first book review in a long time, and not the last one planned this year.
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A CAPRICCIO FOR D A N C E H A L L
No. 10 of D A N C E H A L L, the DIY journal of exploratory sound and music published by Psykick Dancehall Recordings, is now out.
I wrote a Capriccio prompted by my recollections of voices in Sorrentino's The Great Beauty and the idea of Rome in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Princess Brambilla.

VOCAL DETRITUS FOR EARLID
Earlid is a new online sounding gallery curated by Joan Schuman. For the first instalment of the project she asked to respond to two words, sing and singe. This is my text, for the Vocal Detritus section, and here are some thoughts around it.

November 2014

WRITING SOUND 2 / BERGEN / BLOG AND PROJECT LAUNCH
The Writing Sound 2 Bergen blog and project launch on the 20th of November 2014.
Follow http://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com for updates.

October 2014

THE WRITING SOUND 2
The Writing Sound 2 / Lydhørt 3 webpage is now online:
www.lydgalleriet.no/?page_id=1170

September 2014

IMAGES, SOUNDS, WORDS
On 15 October I'll be at the Images, Sounds, Words seminar at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art:
www.kit.ntnu.no/en/content/images-sounds-words

SONIC POSSIBLE WORLDS
I will take part in the book launch of Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound by Salomé Voegelin.
Wednesday 17 September, 6pm, London College of Communication.
www.crisap.org

July 2014

LAKES, SOUND, SCULPTURE, REALLY
My text Lakes, Sound, Sculpture, Really is now published on Wolf Notes #7, edited by Patrick Famer and Sarah Hughes.
http://wolfnotes.wordpress.com/wolf-notes/

EAVESDROPPING: URSULA NISTRUP
I've published an essay in Eavesdropping: Ursula Nistrup, edited by Cecilia Canziani, with contributions by D. Cascella, C. Canziani, Cevdet Erek, Ursula Andkjaer Olsen, Rome, Cura Books.
www.curamagazine.com/?p=14983

June 2014

POINTS OF LISTENING
On Wednesday 18 June 2014 I'm presenting Borders: a temporary arrangement of fragments at Points of Listening/LCC, Elephant & Castle, London, 6pm.
Limited seating, booking required:
http://pointsoflistening.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/pol-6-borders/

ESSA
I'll be at Essa: European Sound Studies Association, 2nd Conference: Mapping the Field, University of Copenhagen, 27-29 June 2014.
http://essa2014.ku.dk

March 2014

BEYOND THE OBJECT
On 12 April I will contribute to 'Beyond the Object', the third instalment in the 'Offering Rites' series curated by David Toop at Central St. Martins.
More info

February 2014

13 MARCH 2014
I will read from and discuss Awakening to the Great Sleep War by Gert Jonke and Tomorrow's Eve by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam at the audioHEARth Book Club, Audiograft Festival, Oxford.
www.audiograft.co.uk/events/audiohearth/

20 MARCH 2014
I will read at Resonant Voices, curated by Nathaniel Mann at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
www.prm.ox.ac.uk/afterhours.html

January 2014

TERTULIA - WRITING SOUND
I'm curating with Phil Owen (of Arnolfini's literary Salon Tertulia) a Writing Sound day, with presentations, readings and performances by Caroline Wilkins, David Toop, Patrick Farmer, Phil Owen, Salomé Voegelin and myself.
January 25, Arnolfini, Bristol
www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/tertulia-writing-sound

November 2013

SALON: FICTION AND ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
On 30 November I'm taking part in the Salon: Fiction and Ethnomusicology at Arnolfini, Bristol.
www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/salon-fictions-and-ethnomusicology

FLOWS
I'm reading a new text on 26 November at the Flows event curated by Christian Patracchini at Vibe Gallery, London.
www.vibeplace.com

NUTIDA MUSIK
My article in response to the In The Field conference at the British Library is now published on Nutida Musik, the Swedish Journal for Sound Art no. 1/2013.

ON LISTENING
An extract from En Abîme is published in the On Listening anthology, edited by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane.
www.crisap.org/index.php?publications_hmd

July 2013

THE PALACE OF GREEN PORCELAIN
On Thursday 25 July, at 7pm, I will read an excerpt from my book-in-progress at Breese Little Gallery, London. The reading is part of the event series accompanying The Palace of Green Porcelain, an exhibition by Dan Scott and Katie Schwab curated by Rebecca Lewin.
www.breeselittle.com/#/future-green-porcelain/4576014426

SCULPTURE: RIE NAKAJIMA AND DAVID TOOP INVITE . . .
I've been invited to contribute to 'SCULPTURE 2: David Toop & Rie Nakajima invite...' on July 11 2013 – an outdoor performance at the new Cafe Oto space. I will read in a duo with violinist Angharad Davies.
http://cafeoto.co.uk/sculpture-2-rie-nakajima-david-toop.shtm
www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=15043

June 2013

ORA: VOYAGES INTO LISTENING AND WRITING
ora: voyages into listening and writing is a new monthly series of broadcasts on Resonance104.4fm by Salomé Voegelin and myself.
ora 1: Writing Sound will be broadcast on 27 June 2013 at 8pm GMT on http://resonancefm.com and will be available for streaming, after its broadcast, on http://ora2013.wordpress.com

SOUNDING SPACE SYMPOSIUM
On Friday, 7 June I will be reading from some drafts of my next book at the Sounding Space symposium, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London:
http://beopenfuture.com/inside-the-academy/sounding

May 2013

NOCH
The first Noch anthology is now published.
Noch is a publishing project that I co-founded with Italian artist Paolo Inverni.
Our first anthology is an ebook entitled What Matters Now? (What Can't You Hear?) and features 16 newly commissioned texts by Cheryl Tipp, Chiara Guidi, David Toop, Francesco Tenaglia, Helena Hunter, Ivan Carozzi, James Wilkes, Luciano Chessa, Mike Cooper, Patrick Farmer, Salomé Voegelin, Sandra Jasper, Simone Bertuzzi, Stefano Scalich, Steve Roden, Tone Gellein.
www.nochpublishing.com/catalogue/whatmattersnow.html

SENSING CITIES
On May 22nd I will be a guest at Sensing Cities, a new series of broadcasts by Maria Papadomanolaki on Resonance 104.4 FM.
http://sensingcities.wordpress.com

VANGUARD READINGS
On May 21st I will be part of the next Vanguard Readings event in London.
Details here: www.facebook.com/events/613643065330558/

EN ABÎME PAGE
An updated book page with new reviews and endorsements of En abîme is now online:
www.zero-books.net/books/en-abme-listening-reading-writing-an-archival-fiction

April 2013

READING IN BERGEN
On 2nd May I will present a new reading at the Bergen Kunsthalle, and I will take part the next day in the Re:Search Seminar at the Academy of Art and Design in collaboration with the Grieg Academy.
http://replace-project.blogspot.no/p/seminar-2.html

WRITING SOUND WORKSHOP
On 25th and 26th April I will lead a Writing Sound workshop at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, as part of the 'Sound, Place, Memory' series organised by LCC.
www.sys-con.com/node/2553120

ETHNOMUSICOLOGY REVIEW
A review of En Abîme is now published on the Ethnomusicology Review:
http://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/content/review-en-abîme-listening-reading-writing

March 2013

DIGICULT INTERVIEW
A detailed interview about my book and my work, by Elena Biserna, is now online on Digicult:
www.digicult.it/news/en-abime-a-journey-across-listening-reading-and-writing-with-daniela-cascella

SCULPTURE: RIE NAKAJIMA AND DAVID TOOP INVITE . . .
I was invited to take part in this event at Cafe Oto: Sculpture: Rie Nakajima and David Toop invite...
With Bruce McLean, Daniela Cascella, Max Eastley, Elaine Mitchener and Emi Watanabe (duo), David Cunningham, Marie Roux and Daichi Yoshikawa (duo), John Butcher, Marjolaine Charbin, Keiko Yamamoto, Rie Nakajima and David Toop (duo), with record recitals and other distractions.
Cafe Oto, London
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Door Times: 8pm
Tickets: £6 adv / £7 on the door
www.cafeoto.co.uk/sculpture-rie-nakajima-david-toop.shtm

February 2013

IN THE FIELD
I will be chairing a panel at the In The Field conference, British Library, 15-16 February.
The panel is entitled 'Recording the Urban Field' and it will feature presentations by Des Coulam, Peter Cusack, Salomé Voegelin.
In The Field will also host the launch of the On Listening anthology, to which I contributed.
More info: www.inthefield.org.uk

December 2012

ICA'S BOOK OF THE YEAR
My book En Abîme is listed in the ICA's Book of the Year 2012 chart:
http://blog.ica.org.uk/ica-book-of-the-year-2012/

CRITICS' REFLECTIONS
You can read my 2012 Highlights in the Critics' Reflections column in the January issue (#347) of The Wire, out this month.

POLYPLY
On December 7th I will be reading at POLYply 22, a series presented by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway University of London. Centre for Creative Collaboration, London, 7pm, free admission.
http://polyply.wordpress.com

November 2012

THE WIRE REVIEW
Agata Pyzik wrote a detailed and insightful review of En Abîme in the December issue of The Wire (#346).
You can read an excerpt here: http://enabime.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/the-wire-review/

EPHEMERAL SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE
A reading, a panel and a collaborative performance at the Ephemeral Sustainability conference, Bergen, Norway, 1-3 November.
www.oestre.no/index.php/en/gruppe-program?group=3

WRITING SOUND SYMPOSIUM
A reading at the Writing Sound symposium, Oxford Brookes University, 7 November.
www.sonicartresearch.co.uk/events/significant-landscapes/

EN ABÎME, WEBSHOPS
My book En abîme, is now available from the ICR distribution webshop and the Touch shop.
www.icrdistribution.com
http://touchshop.org/product_info.php?cPath=105&products_id=551

October 2012

THE LIGHT AND SHADOW SALON
On 25 October I will read from En abîme at The Light and Shadow Salon, The Horse Hospital, London.
http://thelightandshadowsalon.wordpress.com/calendar/

September 2012

EN ABÎME, A READING
On 4 October I will read from En abîme at Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, London.
http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/listening-events/

WRITING SOUND WORKSHOP
On 23 October I will lead a Writing Sound workshop at Northern Charter, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as part of the 128kbps project curated by or-bits.com for basic.fm.
Bookings: info@or-bits.com (by 15 October)
or-bits.com presents 128kbps objects on basic.fm. A week-long internet radio broadcast exploring the idea of objects in transformation across a variety of artistic practices, mediums and sites. 22 - 28 October 2012.

EPHEMERAL SUSTAINABILITY
I'm taking part in the Ephemeral Sustainability conference, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway, 31 October-3 November.
www.lydgalleriet.no/?p=462

INTERVIEW
An extensive interview about my book En Abîme (forthcoming 28 September) is now online at Earroom:
http://earroom.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/daniella-cascella/

August 2012

ULTIMA ACADEMY
I will be teaching a writing sound workshop at the Ultima Academy as part of the Ultima Festival, Oslo, on 12 September 2012.
Booking: heloisa@ultima.no
http://ultima.no/#/texts/182

URBANITY, SOUND AND ART
I'm speaking at the Urbanity, Sound and Art Seminar at LAK, Festival of Nordic Sound Art in Copenhagen on 6 September 2012.
http://lakfestival.dk/english/program.html#seminar

June 2012

AT THE CENTRE OF LISTENING. XENO'S PARADOX: TEMPORALITY
Wednesday 20 June 2012, 6-9pm
Centre for Possible Studies, 21 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8HR
Writer Daniela Cascella, music critic Nick Coleman and poet James Wilkes discuss the intersection between writing and the voice, and explore how the effects of an augmented aurality impact upon the creative experience. Artist Kelly Teh performs her new participatory work, WWW VOX.
www.serpentinegallery.org/2012/05/at_the_centre_of_listening_xenos_paradox.html

May 2012

READING EN ABÎME
I will read from En abîme at the Hearing Landscape Critically: Sense, Text, Ideology conference, University of Oxford, Music Faculty, 18-19 May 2012, and at the Book Live! symposium, South Bank University, London, 8-9 June 2012.

OR-BITS
This month I was invited by or-bits to contribute a text to their current Informal programme. Part 1 is now online, Part 2 will follow later this month.
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March 2012

EN ABÎME BOOK
My book En abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction will be published by Zer0 Books in September 2012.
I will be posting more details and updates about the book over the next few months, both on my website and on Twitter.
In the meantime, my blog will continue featuring a series of satellite texts and research material that informed or accompanied the writing of the book.

HEARING LANDSCAPES CRITICALLY CONFERENCE
I will read from En abîme at the Hearing Landscape Critically: Sense, Text, Ideology conference, University of Oxford, Music Faculty, 18-19 May 2012.

RADIO BOREDCAST BY VICKI BENNETT (PEOPLE LIKE US)
Radio Boredcast is a 744-hour continuous online radio project, curated by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) for the AV Festival (1-31 March 2012).
I contributed with a series of readings entitled 31 Days, Slow and Still: 31 Days Reading Le pont Mirabeau by Guillaume Apollinaire at 8.30am.

December 2011

I am one of the inaugural winners of the Book Works award for Art Writing.
More information about the Award is here: www.bookworks.org.uk/node/1698

November 2011

On 5 April 2011 I recorded an excerpt from my book En abîme for the Phonographies archive of wax cylinder recordings, curated by Aleks Kolkowski. The chapter takes place along via Appia and the Catacombs in Rome. Most of the book is structured on layers and returns, and the idea of superimposing two voices on the same wax cylinder seemed appropriate to reflect the phasing and unsteady unisons that occur throughout the book.
The recording is now online and you can listen to it here.

You can now follow me on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/enabime

The Sudarium of St. Veronica / put the music in its coffin
I was recently invited by Psykick Dancehall Recordings, in residence this month at CCA Glasgow, to take part in their project Put the Music in Its Coffin, charting people's responses to sounds, performances and recordings that have been important for them.
I sent a text that I'd written one morning, after dreaming of a sound in Leif Elggren's The Sudarium of St. Veronica.
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October 2011

My blog is now online:
http://enabime.wordpress.com

I will present a paper entitled 'Something missing'. Notes on Writing Sound as Landscape at the Sound Art Theories Symposium, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 5/6 November 2011.
The paper introduces the most recent strand in my research: an idea of 'writing sound' as an activity that shapes and reshapes a landscape defined by specific instances of listening to, and filling in, the space repeatedly occupied by and emptied of aural presence. It stems from three examples in fiction – Rober Walser's Music (1902), Italo Calvino's A King Listens (1986) and Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away (1969) – to examine how sound exists in words, ingrained in the act of fabulation and calling for narrativity and reference.
Sound Art Theories Symposium
5 / 6 November 2011
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Presented by the Sound Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Sound Arts Theories Symposium (SATS) presents a selection of current theoretical work in the area of sound art. Recent work in sound art theory is multi-faceted, which is why the title above is in the plural. The symposium is particularly interested in presenting papers that focus on critical approaches to sound art that are not necessarily nor primarily related to music. These will include, among many other possibilities, philosophy, gender studies, politics, semiotics, relational aesthetics, narrativity, as well as relationships to studies in the visual arts, architecture, cinema, literature, digital media.
Keynote speakers:
Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College and a faculty member at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
Seth Kim-Cohen, Visiting Artist in the Sound Area at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
David Grubbs, Associate Professor in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY
Salomé Voegelin, Senior Lecturer in Sound Arts and Design, London College of Communication
Allen S. Weiss, the Departments of Performance Studies and Cinema Studies at New York University

June 2011

22 June 2011
The Book Club, London, UK
Sound in Art
Panel discussion. Guest speakers: James Bulley & Daniel Jones (Variable 4), Joana Seguro (Faster Than Sound / Lumin), Cecilia Wee, Curator (Sound and Music), Daniela Cascella (Curator and Writer) and Nick Ryan, (BAFTA award winning Sound Designer)
Wednesday 22 June 2011, 7 pm
The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2
Variable 4 - a showcase, discussion and post-Snape Maltings celebration at The Book Club, EC2. Sound artists James Bulley and Daniel Jones will be showcasing their work 'Variable 4', a twenty four hour generative sound installation, composed by the live weather conditions of Snape Maltings in Suffolk. Daniel and James will be presenting their piece and showing audio and video excerpts, demonstrating how it works under the bonnet and introducing some of the musicians and technicians involved with the piece.
The event will feature an informal panel discussion on Sound in Art, featuring some luminaries within the field: producer Joana Seguro (Faster Than Sound, Lumin), curator Cecilia Wee (Sound and Music, Rational Rec), writer and curator Daniela Cascella, and BAFTA award-winning sound designer Nick Ryan (The Fragmented Orchestra, Papa Sangre).
The evening will open with the world's first meteorological eight-channel DJ set featuring some of the spatialisation methods devised for the piece – controlled with a windvane and anemometer interface.
www.variable4.org.uk
www.wearetbc.com

March 2011

Some Landscapes
Steve Roden in conversation with Daniela Cascella
Saturday 26 March 2011, 2-4pm
SoundFjord, London, UK
'At the end of 1999 we began exchanging words, music, pictures. Sometimes a single verse from a poem would pop up in an email; sometimes a book or a cd would appear in the mailbox.
Over the years our intermittent correspondence has brought to each other the words of Hermann Broch and Wilkie Collins, the sounds of Harry Bertoia and the verses of Gerard Manley Hopkins, the voices of Elisabeth Cotten and Roscoe Holcomb, the sailors of Herman Melville, postcards and old photographs, and more.
The conversation at Sound Fjord will be punctuated by snippets from the archive of our correspondence, while more unexpected words, music and pictures will be added to the palimpsest of the dialogue'.

Daniela Cascella and Steve Roden
SoundFjord, Unit 3b - Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London N15 4ER
www.soundfjord.org  info@soundfjord.org.uk
Tickets: £3 adv / £4 door  www.wegottickets.com/event/112302

February 2011

13 February 2011
The Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable, Kent, UK
On the philosophy of listening: Salomé Voegelin, David Toop, Daniela Cascella
Featured as part of the Off the Page festival produced and curated by Sound and Music and The Wire.
Off the Page is the UK's first ever literary festival devoted to music criticism. Taking place at the Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable, on the South coast, this weekend-long event will feature a host of internationally-renowned critics, authors, musicians and artists discussing the current state of underground and experimental music in a programme of talks, presentations, panel discussions and workshops.
www.soundandmusic.org/projects/page

November 2010

The Cut & Splice: Transmission Book is now out
A book commissioned and published by Sound and Music
Edited by Daniela Cascella & Lucia Farinati (Sound Threshold)
Designed by Modern Activity
ISBN 978-1-907378-03-4
The book includes interviews with and statements by all the artists in the Cut & Splice: Transmission festival, newly commissioned texts, reprinted texts and interviews, graphic scores, visual interferences and archival material.
Featuring: Rudolf Arnheim, Antonin Artaud, Ed Baxter, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Jaap Blonk, Blood Stereo, the Bohman Brothers, Bertolt Brecht, Earle Brown, John Cage, Daniela Cascella, Nicolas Collins, Richard Crow, John Duncan, Fortunato Depero, Lucia Farinati, Félix Guattari, Esther Johnson, Douglas Kahn, Jacob Kirkegaard, Sharon Kivland, Tetsuo Kogawa, Jerome Kohl, Brandon LaBelle, Anton Lukoszevieze (Apartment House), Ma La Pert (Jennifer Walshe and Tony Conrad), Giorgio Manganelli, Guglielmo Marconi, Tom McCarthy, R. Murray Schafer, Max Neuhaus, Robert Normandeau, Lee Patterson, Resonance Radio Orchestra, Keith Rowe, Sound Threshold, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Neil Strauss, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Allen S. Weiss, Gerard Wells, Gregory Whitehead, Richard Whitelaw, Robert Worby, John Wynne.
Available for purchase online: www.soundandmusic.org/projects/cut-splice-transmission/publication

October 2010

An interview between Frida Carrazzato and myself, about my curatorial practice, is now published (in French) on Pratiques et Experiences Curatoriales Italiennes. Dix entretiens réalisés par Frida Carrazzato et Maria Garzia, Magasin-CNAC Grenoble, Les Presses du réel, 2010.

August 2010

You can read my interview with David Toop, about his new book Sinister Resonance. The Mediumship of the Listener (Continuum, 2010), here: www.frieze.com/comment/article/david-toop/

Sound Threshold – Lucia Farinati and I – is curating the catalogue of the next Cut & Splice festival, that will take place at Wilton's Music Hall in London on 4-6 November 2010. Produced by Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3, this year Cut & Splice will investigate the theme of Transmission.
The catalogue, designed by Modern Activity, will be constructed around the main idea of 'text as the site of transmission', that we are currently researching and developing across interviews, fiction and historical documents.
More details about the project will be posted in September and October on the Sound Threshold website www.soundthreshold.org
info about the festival

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio has invited me to write and present a new piece as part of their forthcoming festival Mántica in Cesena, Italy, November 2010.
As part of the same festival I will also lead a writing workshop, that will be followed by two seminars on 'writing sound' at Rome University 'La Sapienza' in December.
read more

June 2010

Out Now: Andrew Liles, Where The Long Shadows Fall
Released to celebrate 25 years of Current 93
With the voices of Daniela Cascella and Melon Liles
CD, Dirter
www.dirter.co.uk
www.andrewliles.com

March 2010

27 March 2010
ICA, London
Cosey Complex
An event conceived by writer Maria Fusco and commissioned by the ICA, that builds on the shared interests of Fusco and Cosey Fanni Tutti around language and power relations, exploring the potential of 'Cosey' as a working method. The event will involve a range of artists, writers and other practitioners, who have all been asked to formulate contributions that enact and are inspired by 'Cosey as Methodology'. Participants include Martin Bax, Gerard Byrne, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Daniela Cascella, Diedrich Diederichsen, Graham Duff, John Duncan, Anthony Elms, Babak Ghazi, Chris Kraus, Zak Kyes, Clunie Reid and Rob Stone.
www.ica.org.uk/21414/Visual-Art/COSEY-COMPLEX.html

25 March 2010
Onomatopee project space, Eindhoven, NL
Gert-Jan Prins. Cavity: the Capacitive Version / Reduced Objects
Book launch and public talk
Texts and contributions by Daniela Cascella, Freek Lomme, Willem van Weelden
Graphic Design: Remco van Bladel
www.onomatopee.net

Il Giornale della Musica, March 2010, issue#268
Arthur Russell
A feature on the occasion of the Italian edition of Tim Lawrence's biography, Hold On to Your Dreams / Credi nei tuoi sogni
www.giornaledellamusica.it

February 2010

I was interviewed by Leandro Pisano for the February issue (no. 141) of Blow Up magazine in Italy.
read
www.blowupmagazine.com

December 2009

raster-noton are happy to announce a Christmas pre-sale of the catalogue Mika Vainio. Time Examined exclusively on raster-noton online store. It comes as a book with 2 audio CDs, 92 pages, colour/monochrome, texts by Daniel Klemm, Daniela Cascella and Carl Michael von Hausswolff.
https://shop.raster-noton.net

My introduction to the Italian edition of Tim Lawrence's biography of Arthur Russell, Hold On To Your Dreams, is now published by Key Note Multimedia.
www.timlawrence.info/arthur_russell/index.php
www.maurizioclemente.com

November 2009

Sound Threshold and Errant Bodies Press present Death Travels Backwards, a new dvd by Leif Elggren.
Friday 20 November 2009, 6.30 pm.
The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ
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The new Sound Threshold website is now online.
www.soundthreshold.org