Six Pillars, on Resonance FM
21 sept 2016
Great atmospheric mixed sonic piece featuring Ragadawn ao. 30 mins.
A Polyphonic Dawn Chorus in the Essex Edgelands
20 Sept 2016
A great profile of the UK premiere at Estuary Fetsival my new work "Ragadawn". The Guardian.
preview on In Tune, BBC3
16 Sept 2016
2 rehearsal recordings and short interview on drivetime programme In Tune w Suzy Klein. Excerpts; "Matta Energise" + "Canso". Available until 10 oct.
A Crossing Bell
20 Sept 2016
Wonderful intimate review of "A Crossing Bell" by Angus Carlyle and listening to "Ragadawn" at Estuary festival.
Cecile Della Torre:
A la rescousse des hommes et des langues
14 Sept 2016
Review of "Drift" and "Ragadawn" performed at La Batie festival in Geneva. In Swiss-French daily Le Courrier de Geneve. PDF.
Sonic interview profile on Magnetique
07 Sept 2016
Interview and soundwork from "Drift" (w Ingar Zach) starts at around 50 mins, lasts 30 mins. In French. Great music led programme Magnetique on National Swiss radio, Espace 2.
30 March 2016
FNewsmagazine, SAIC, Chicago. Around the "Data that We Breathe" collaboration w Jen Scappettone and Judd Morrissey.
Reviewed in RainTaxi, Summer 2015
radio interview Magma/RTS
17 June 2015
Interview and sound excerpts on Swiss radio's Magma music programme around my new performance "Love Song" for 2 voices. This piece was commissioned by MAMCO Museum in Geneva and is a prelude to Raga Dawn. Scroll down for interview.
Boston Review, January/February 2015. To fathom Caroline Bergvall's Drift, you must voyage through the book twice, along two profitable paths: the lost way and the lit way.
Feb 2015This sense of directionlessness—the Vikings called it hafvilla: not knowing where one is on the sea—is the singular thread that ties the book together.
Review featuring scans of some of the drawings in great new mag The Improbable.
People and Language, All at Sea
23 Jan 2015
New York Times review of the show at Callicoon, NY.
All that is Marvelous: Caroline Bergvall
16 Jan 2016While the visuals present a scarcity bound to principles of uncertainty, the vocals – Bergvall’s voice – connect us to the impulse of risking death in order to live.
/Great review of the show at Callicoon by the writer Kathleen MacQueen for her blog Shifting Connections.
Shake that Microtone: Caroline Bergvall's Drift
Essay just up as a special feature in Rusty Toque, Nov'14 issue
The Power of Particle Physics
Review of Drift talk-presentation at MSA Pittsburgh, Nov 2014
Drift book review in Asymptote
Oct 2014"Caroline Bergvall's latest book, Drift, is haunted by the loss of the thorn, the yogh, and Anglo-Saxon generally"
Drift at the Forge, London, Exeunt magazine
Oct 14"Poet Caroline Bergvall’s Drift is a multi-millenniumal mashup of sea stories"
DRIFT review in Art Monthly - PDF -
Oct 14"Drift marks a significant ethical engagement for poetry in these isles".
Cherry Smyth reviews the performance and the book for Art Monthly, Oct 14
VIA project into Portuguese
30 Sept 2014
VIA used as a template to compile 17 Portuguese Dante translations. With an introductory piece. Project by Adriano Scandoladro hosted by the translation blog Escamandro
Drift at the Southbank Centre: All at Sea
26 Aug 2014"Watching this in performance, the testimony is almost overwhelming"
. Sophie Mayer reviews DRIFT live at the Purcell Room and the book. For The F-Word
Drift at the Southbank Centre: I went to see
19 July 2014I went to see Drift by Caroline Bergvall last Thursday
. review of DRIFT live at the Purcell Room.
Caroline Bergvall's Drift
2 June 2014Gorgeous, intricate, impassioned writing.
A review of the book and a reader's report w/ other links
Book review: Drift* - PDF -
14 May 2014A book as filled with ghosts as with beauty, as driven by intellect as by wanderlust
radio interview ESPACE 2/RTS
17 Jan 2014
Around new vocal piece "Together" commissioned by MAMCO Museum Geneva and National Swiss Radio and first played in the Museum and on satelllite radio on ARt's Birthday 17 January 2014. Scroll down for interview.
Who you gonna call ? - Sophie Mayer meets the Ghost Librarians
15 Nov 2013
Quirky relevant feminist review-essay on voices in the archives and artists as ghost librarians as seen through film/performance/installation works and a short viewing-listen of my Noping
. On Electronic Voice Phenomena
Harriet Staff :
Short review from the Poetry Foundation.
Inscriptive Thorns: Textuality as Artwork, Writing as Visual Presence
essay on Bernadette Corporation, Mags Hartnett, Bryony Reid and my Noping piece.
Found on Academia.edu
A Poetics of Apprehension: Indeterminacy in Gertrude Stein, Emily Dickinson and Caroline Bergvall
Came across this thesis online and feature it here with thanks. PDF.
Let's do a Gertrude Stein on it
Journal of British & Irish Innovative Poetry (vol 3, no. 2), 2012
Meddling, in colloquial terms, is not usually a good thing.
Review. In Make
Magazine, issue #11 Neither Nor (Winter 2011) - PDF -
British Experimentation and Women: Interview with Caroline Bergvall
in Contemporary Women's Writing
, vol 5 no 3 (Nov 2011) Special Issue: New texts, Approaches and Technologies, ed. Edith Frampton - PDF -
For many years I have wanted to be Steve van Zandt
4 nov 2011Meddle English
and CB reviewed.
Blueprints, or Sight-Maps
A review of Meddle English
. In Jacket2. Sept 2011
Commentary on Meddle English
, July 2011
reviewed, Brooklyn Rail
, July/August 2011.
Meddle English Review
in Rain Taxi Review of Books
, #62 (Vol. 16 No. 2, Summer 2011) - PDF -
Den Sproglige Køkkenmødding
reviewed in the Danish newspaper Information
, 26 May 2011. Brings out the historic and poetic connections made in the book between Middle English and contemporary Scandinavian languages.
Meddle English Review
Poetry Project Newsletter
#227 (April-May 2011) - PDF -
Middling English Feature
in The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music
. Cross Platform feature. #358 (June 2011) - PDF -
Aux Limites de la Traduction : Caroline Bergvall
in Le Matricule des Anges
, n°114, juin 2010 - PDF -
Long edited conversation with Canadian scholar Susan Rudy around issues/methods raised by my installed work in relation to writing. Jacket2
, issue 1, April 2011.
On Meddle English & others
Performance writer Caroline Bergvall makes one of her two U.S. stops in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh City Paper
, 10 Feb 2011.
ANTI Festival 2010
magazine #136 (Jan-Feb 2011). Short write-up of my piece FLAG UP as part of a larger review of the site-specific and live art festival in Finland.
Caroline Bergvall’s Deleuzian Stuttering: “Via: 48 Dante Variations”
, 13 Dec. 2010.
Language in Migration: Multilingualism and Exophonic Writing in the New Poetics
, vo.24, nr 4 (august 2010)
New Exhibitions. The Guardian
, 4 Sept 2010.
This show is a must-see if you're interested in transcultural developments!
Middling English installation review. Transjuice
art blog. 22 Sept 2010
Say Parsley, Arnolfini Gallery, Review
, #337 June 2010. PDF to come.
Say Parsley, Arnolfini Gallery, Review
On Site Feature, The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music
, August 2010.
Some Capacities and Fallacies of Literary Hybridity: A Card Game
A mention in this short entertaining essay. Featured in Poets.org (Winter 2011)
Lively critical introduction of some of my projects by Canadian poet Sina Queyras. Harriet, Poetry Foundation blog. 26 Jan 2010
Book Patrol, 15 Dec 2009.
How we read Caroline Bergvall's VIA and why we should care
#38. Late 2009.
On Reading and Writing the Sites of Performance (Say Parsley)
Appears in the feature "Strictly Speaking on Caroline Bergvall", ed. Sophie Robinson, How2
(vol.3 No.3, Winter'09)
Sophie Robinson, ed:
Special feature: Strictly Speaking on Caroline Bergvall
in HOW 2 (vol.3 No.3, Winter 2009). Curated and co-ordinated by Sophie Robinson. With contributions from: cris cheek, Nathan Brown, Laura Goldstein, Majene Mafe and Sophie Robinson. Also w an unpublished interview w Sophie Robinson. And a couple of pieces of mine.
Review of PLESSJØR
Review of Plessjør
and other H Press output in Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten
(28 dec 08). Print only. Reproduced here from her blog. 4 Jan 09.
Karinne & Jason G:
The Acousmatic Theater Hour with Karinne and Jason G
"An hour of performance poet Caroline Bergvall". Audio selection put together by the DJs on radio WFMU. 19 Oct 2008.
Delineating a “non-place” in the UK? 10 notes on experimental poetry written by women: Caroline Bergvall and Redell Olsen
in E-Rea: revue électronique sur le monde anglophone
. Issue on Contemporary British Women Poets. Ed. Marc Porée. Issue 6.1 (October 2008)
Kareem Estefan. :
ceptuetics: avant garde poetry on the radio
Interview with DJ Kareem Estefan on his lively NYU and internet show. 9 June 2008
Appreciations Profile: Caroline Bergvall
by one of the founders and publishers of Kore Press. May 2008.
DJ Rupture at WFMU:
Radio Interview. Invited with CDs of my choice on to DJ Rupture's amazing show. 21 November 2007.
Lost already walking: Caroline Bergvall's VIA
#34 (October 2007)
Pressures of Never-at-Home: notes on gender in the work of Rosmarie Waldrop & Caroline Bergvall
In Jacket #32 (April 2007)
Review of VIA
Raintaxi Review of Books
online edition. Spring 2007.
Radio interview show by Leonard Schwarz. Show #143: Sound System Performance. Autumn 2007.
Reading at the Foundry 3 Oct 2007
3 Oct 2007
review of Opened Reading at the Foundry on the blogspot: I need some fine words and you need to be nicer, by Zillakiller
Love and Grammar: Fig
#31 (October 2006)
Sina Queyras :
The Fruits of Risk
The Brooklyn Rail
#5 (May 2006)
Screening the Page/ Paging the Screen: Digital Poetics and the Differential Text
in New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories
ed. Adelaide Morris and Thomas Swiss (MIT Press, 2006) - PDF - PDF
Lemon Hound :
Structural Articulations: Caroline Bergvall's Fig
in Lemon Hound (12 November 2005).
Review of FIG (Salt Books)
(Vol.2. Nr. 2, Dec 2004)
Jake Kennedy :
Review of 8 Figs
in Verse magazine (October 2004)
The Poetics of Click and Drag: screening the new poetries
Housed on Marjorie Perloff's homepage at the EPC. PDF
Needle on the Real: Technoscience and Poetry at the Limits of Fabrication
In Nanoculture: Implications of the New Technoscience
Ed. N. Katherine Hayles. Bristol: Intellect, 2004. PDF
The Oulipo Factor: The Procedural Poetics of Christian Bök and Caroline Bergvall
#23 (April 2003)
Goan Atom 1
, August 6 2001.
A Veritable Dollmine: Caroline Bergvall's Goan Atom
#12 (July 2000)
Speaking in Tongues
Interview. In Magma
# 15 (Autumn 1999)