Ora is a monthly series of one-hour long debates and voyages into listening and writing by Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with occasional guests, broadcast on Resonance104.4FM at 8pm GMT on the 4th Thursday of each month.
For Ora 9 Salomé Voegelin and Daniela Cascella discuss archiving sound with Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Natural Sounds at the British Library in London. Their conversation engages in questions of authority and authenticity – what is included and what is kept out – explores silences and gaps – that which is uncollected and thus remains inaudible – and considers archival fictions that question and redraw the boundaries between the document and artistic imagination; public and private; fact and sentiment.
Who is archived and who is the archivist? What is archived, the bird or its sound?
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