- May 2013
The first Noch anthology is now published.
Noch is a publishing project that I co-funded 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.
On May 22nd I will be a guest at Sensing Cities, a new series of broadcasts by Maria Papadomanolaki on Resonance 104.4 FM.
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:
- 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.
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.
A review of En Abîme is now published on the Ethnomusicology Review:
- March 2013
A detailed interview about my book and my work, by Elena Biserna, is now online on Digicult:
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
- 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:
You can read my 2012 Highlights in the Critics' Reflections column in the January issue (#347) of The Wire, out this month.
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.
- 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.
WRITING SOUND SYMPOSIUM
A reading at the Writing Sound symposium, Oxford Brookes University, 7 November.
EN ABÎME, WEBSHOPS
My book En abîme, is now available from the ICR distribution webshop and the Touch shop.
- 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.
- September 2012
EN ABÎME, A READING
On 4 October I will read from En abîme at Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, London.
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: email@example.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.
I'm taking part in the Ephemeral Sustainability conference, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway, 31 October-3 November.
An extensive interview about my book En Abîme (forthcoming 28 September) is now online at Earroom:
- August 2012
I will be teaching a writing sound workshop at the Ultima Academy as part of the Ultima Festival, Oslo, on 12 September 2012.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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:
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.
- October 2011
My blog is now online:
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.
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.
- March 2011
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
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
- March 2010
27 March 2010
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.
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
Il Giornale della Musica, March 2010, issue#268
A feature on the occasion of the Italian edition of Tim Lawrence's biography, Hold On to Your Dreams / Credi nei tuoi sogni
- February 2010
I was interviewed by Leandro Pisano for the February issue (no. 141) of Blow Up magazine in Italy.
- 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.
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.
- 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
The new Sound Threshold website is now online.