#724: 2020.07.26

we used our last show of the summer to pay tribute to this year’s world listening day, celebrated each year on july 18th. this year we returned to our trusty friends at the aporee soundmaps and dug deep into their WLD2020 project map to make the framework (ahem) for this show. the WLD2020 project map on aporee features contributions recorded on that day from around the world – you can find it here: https://aporee.org/maps/projects/wld2020. we picked 13 contributions from 10 countries from some familiar and some new recordists to our airwaves.

we also listened to recent releases by absolute value of noise collaborating with anna friz, by jen kutler, and by hamed mafakheri. there are bandcamp links to all the releases, and from there you can find links back to the artist and label webpages, and stream of buy the releases yourselves. there are direct links to all the sounds on the aporee soundmaps, or you can find them all on the project map linked to above. and we began our show with a framework introduction recorded for us by james bailey in toronto, canada – you can hear more of his work on his soundcloud page, also linked to in the playlist. […]

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#723: 2020.07.19 [lucio haeser]

My name is Lucio Haeser, I am from Brazil, and today we are going to take a soundwalk along the central streets of Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, a state that is in the extreme south of the country.

Porto Alegre is the center of a metropolitan region with more than 4 million inhabitants. Here we hear traffic noise, street vendors and people talking. This recording was made on March 6, 2020, when Brazil had not yet realized the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Brazil, it is said that the year begins in March, right after the summer holidays in the southern hemisphere. The center of Porto Alegre was already noisier, when it really concentrated all business. But here we still have a good sound document of what the city is.

We started walking on Avenida Borges de Medeiros towards Rua da Praia, Voluntários da Pátria and Mercado Público.

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#722: 2020.07.12

the summer drones took me in this mix – distant buzzing from an unidentifiable location, i’m not even entirely sure where they came from. definitely some more lockdown sounds in here, another piece from erstwhile records amplify2020 online festival, this one by vanessa rossetto, an exploration of familiar (to him) space by éric la casa, and an abstract domestic survey by matilde meireles. also (in contrast) some wide-world travels by mark vernon, and sounds of (electrical) failure by jd zazie, a piano being tuned, documented by heitor alves, and our regular segment of listened chosen favorites from the aporee maps.

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#721: 2020.07.05 [brad brace]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced by brad brace, and features sounds from his project belize revisited. for more information see the following link: http://www.bbrace.net/belizerevisited.html. or download the complete pdf book here: http://bradbracebook.store/000pdfs//BZrev1.pdf

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#720: 2020.06.28

it got HOT here this week – it took our minds off pandemics and protests and isolation and made us concentrate on finding some shade and a lake to jump in. the sounds as well seem to have melted somewhat – their edges blurred and they slurred together into a slow moving, cooling mass, hopefully bringing cooler temperatures for your ears. sounds from coventry, uk, where michael lightborne used various mic’ing techniques to record the megastructure of conventry ring road. minimal meditations on passing by canadian composer france jobin. further abstracted soundscapes by chra (christina nemec), urban eden (a collaboration between liz helman and dominic hemy) and simon šerc. more listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps. and a framework introduction recorded in bytom, poland by tomasz pizio. […]

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#719: 2020.06.21 [keith de mendonca]

this edition of framework:afield, entitled loops, phases, repetitions, has been produced in the uk by regular contributor keith de mendonca. Some of these recordings were made before 2020 and have been used again in this show. Other recordings were made at the start of 2020 around the world in ever decreasing circles as the Corona virus took hold and travel steadily reduced and finally ceased. Many of the recordings made in 2020 are related to the demonstrations and marches that have taken place in London this year. Some recordings have been treated as phased loops to reinforce the repetition of the words or sounds. Other recordings are of machines and circular movements.

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#718: 2020.06.14

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! framework radio, amazingly, is now old enough to drink – this sunday, june 14th, we turned 18 years old. we’ve come a long way since we first walked into resonance fm’s london studios on june 14th, 2002, with our co-host joel stern, and a handful of obscure cds.

for our 18th birthday show, sounds by saša spačal in collaboration with crickets acheta domesticus; more lockdown sounds, this time from charu mistry and judith hamann; sounds of icebergs by rod stasick; belgian pondlife by peter wullen; the latest electroacousitc work by marco dibeltulu; recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps; and a hygenic framework introduction by richard bentley.

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#717: 2020.06.07 [margarethe maierhofer-lischka]

The coronavirus lockdown has changed the sense of space and place for many. Being confined somehwere, we start to listen and perceive differently, questioning ourselves and the space around us. Orientation gets a different meaning when we explore things from the inside out. This edition of framework:afield has been initially produced and presented in the context of the project “Grazer Soundscapes”, a community fieldrecording project run by Radio Helsinki in the city of Graz. Revised and reworked for framework, it weaves together fragmented musings about (acoustic-spatial) orientation with recordings from silent cities, quiet homes and other “isolated” spaces. Included are recordings from the Grazer Soundscapes project, soundpieces by Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka and Lale Rodgarkia-Dara as well as sounds from the aporee soundmap.

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#716: 2020.05.31

this became a long, long playlist somewhere along the line, with 17 works by 12 artists – and we even forgot to use the tracks we’d selected from the aporee soundmaps! we began with another quarantine-edition framework introduction, this one recorded in coastal india by an old friend of the program, michael northam. we also took a listen to an album made using the sounds of an antique hearing test (you know the ones – raise your hand when you hear a sound – that kind of thing) by danish artist sandra boss; the most recent release of kristina kubisch’s electromagnetics (with voices this time); compositions made with field recordings recorded in chengdu, china my emmanuel mieville; domestic sound sources from poland by a new artist for us, hagith; a few more contributions to the amplify 2020 online festival; and a compilation of field recording-related works curated in the uk by nick luscombe (including our local friend, the great estonian accordion player tuulikki bartosik!). […]

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#715: 2020.05.24 [d. l. lutz]

this edition of framework:afield, entitled, ‘earscape: freeze’, has been produced in berlin, germany by architect, writer, sound artist and regular contributor d. l. lutz. producer’s notes:

“It does not get any colder than this… The world has frozen over, and you are standing in the middle of this wilderness – minus forty degrees, and plenty of strange noises around. Ice produces some of the purest and most intriguing sounds, some of them do not sound natural at all.

“We start and end that show with improvisations on ice instruments by a Norwegian jazzer. In-between, you hear thermal cracks on frozen lakes, calving glaciers, breaking icebergs, falling slowflakes, the howling of wind in glacier crevices, and also a couple of frost-resisting animals like seals, seabirds and whales surfacing in the Antarctic. Enjoy the journey to the coldest regions of the earth!”

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#714: 2020.05.17

we’re back to lockdown sounds this week, or rather, works produced in lockdown, as we just barely start to dip our little toes into the massive psi-solation compilation, curated by new zealand’s campbell kneale and featuring works by 119 artists, including your friendly neighborhood framework host. i haven’t even tried to count the hours here, and i haven’t come anywhere close to listening to it all yet, but i managed to finagle out a handful of tracks appropriate for framework just to start, and will hope to finagle a few more over the coming weeks/months. […]

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#713: 2020.05.10 [rasmus östling]

https://media.blubrry.com/framework/p/archive.org/download/2020.05.10FrameworkRadio/framework713-2020.05.10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:00 — 140.9MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS patreon campaign progress report:74% towards our goal (no change)74 patrons (no change)want to help? http://www.patreon.com/frameworkradio this edition of framework:afield has been produced in turku, finland by rasmus östling. for more information see his instagram page: http://instagram.com/rasmusostling. producer’s notes: During these trying…

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#712: 2020.05.03

as a reflection of the current state of being around the world, we’ve been exploring sounds of lockdown recently, mostly from sounds uploaded to the aporee soundmaps. this week, however, we begin exploring another kind of sound born out of quarantine, as we dip into erstwhile records’ amplify2020 online festival. erstwhile’s jon abbey vowed to release a new soundwork everyday as long as the lockdown continued, and at time of print, that number as approaching 100 new soundworks, all created in isolation during the global quarantine. we’ve begun with just two of them, by annette krebs and ryoko akama, but we will continue exploring them over the coming weeks and months. we also heard new sounds from our old friend paulo raposo, old sounds from our old friend sawako, new sounds from our new friend pramukho rupan, a semi-old sound from our old friend keith de mendonca, and new sounds from two guys we’ve never met, but we’re sure they’re lovely fellows – hello rutger and bruno! all this mingled with our usual (but lockdown-free) aporee soundmaps selection of listener-chosen favorites. […]

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