Archive for September, 2012

28 September 2012

En Abîme is published today

En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction is published today by Zero Books:

En Abîme explores listening and reading as creative and critical activities driven by memory and return, reshaped into the present.
The narrator revisits, at different points in time, a number of places in Rome – the Protestant Cemetery sung by Pier Paolo Pasolini in
The Ashes of Gramsci, via Appia, the Catacombs – and attaches onto them a series of connections to her archive of poetry, music, literature. The words of Herman Melville in Rome, Pasolini’s verses and films, a number of songs and poems build up a mise en abîme; knots of visions and densities of prose are juxtaposed with sparse moments of stillness, as the book zooms in and out of the archival fiction of a city, morphs into criticism and abstraction, and back into a literary landscape.
En Abîme
appears as a trace of the experience that made it, in a contingent present singular.

‘…poetic, incisive, grounded in politics and history yet continually pushing at the edges of what we now consider to be sound. She interrogates notions of music and the shifting experience that is silence with a freshness and coherence that is inspiring’.
David Toop, author of Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather and Sinister Resonance

‘…compulsive and fast, rushing with you through textual territories that seem spoken, direct and contemporary while being nostalgic – invoking a past that creates the present tense’. Salomé Voegelin, author of Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art

You can read an extensive interview about the book on Earroom:

Review copies are available from:

28 September 2012

En Abîme: sales details and forthcoming events

You can buy En Abîme from most online bookshops and selected bookshops. The ebook version for Kindle is also available via Amazon.

If you would like to buy the book directly from me, you can do so at forthcoming readings and events,

or through the TouchShop:

or the ICR webshop:
1. Go to
2. Enter the main catalogue
3. Click on Product Overview
4. Select D-F

For further details and updates, subscribe to this blog or follow me on Twitter @enabime

This month I will be reading from En Abîme at the following venues and events:

READING: The Invisible Picture Palace @Wapping Glasshouse, London, 4 October.

BROADCAST: 128kbps objects curated by for 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.

READING: The Light and Shadow Salon, The Horse Hospital, London, 25 October.

24 September 2012

The Invisible Picture Palace

Join author Daniela Cascella as she creates an aural travelogue across the sounding sites that she visits throughout her book En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction.

Autobiographical narratives of places, pictures, songs, densities of words and sounds, moments of stillness revisit the city of Rome as archival fiction, open up to visions, morph into abstraction.

When: Thursday 4th October 2012 @ 7.30pm
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.


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1 September 2012

Earroom interview / En abîme

You can read an extensive interview on my book, En abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing, on Earroom: read more

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