Daniela Cascella’s Writing Sound workshop > Tue 23 October, 1.30-6pm at The Northern Charter

As part of our forthcoming internet radio exhibition, or-bits.com presents “128kbps objects” on basic.fm (22 – 28 October 2012), London-based writer Daniela Cascella will lead the workshop ‘Writing Sound’.

WHEN: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 1.30-6 pm
AT: The Northern Charter,
Fifth Floor,  Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE
FREE, booking required as places are limited

The space of Writing Sound is the space of the distance between listening and writing, between being with sounds, when listening, and being distant from them, when writing. This workshop investigates the various degrees of distance from sounds, that can be enacted in writing as a response to listening. It looks at Writing Sound as an autonomous creative activity, constantly re-shaped by how we place ourselves and how we shape our memories – culturally and personally – in the absence of sounds and in the presence of every other today. Throughout the close reading of a series of texts, and a number of listening and writing exercises,
the participants will interrogate, probe and analyse Writing Sound as a critical and creative practice.

Daniela Cascella is a writer based in London and author of En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing (Verso Books, 2012). Since the nineties her research has been focused on listening and sound, across a range of publications, curated projects, lectures and workshop. Recent texts and projects (2010/2011) were presented at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Off the Page festival in Whitstable, ICA and Cut&Splice Festival in London. Daniela as also worked extensively as a journalist and curator specialising in Sound Art, producing and curating projects for museums such as the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the British School at Rome.

Workshop is free but it can only take a limited number of participants.

To book your place please send an email to info@or-bits.com, including the following information:
• your name
• up to 50 words on your particular interest in this workshop, and what you hope to get from attending
• a website if you have one

For more information please email info@or-bits.com

Cascella will also present a reading from her book En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing as part of the radio show that will be broadcast on Tuesday 23 October.

“128kbps objects” is supported using public funding by Arts Council England in partnership with basic.fm. basic.fm is a Pixel Palace project. Pixel Palace is a creative digital media programme based at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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