yannick dauby, hitoshi kojo, michael northam -Корлигонi will be brief, as framework has taken up residency in a (not-yet muddy) field at glastonbury festival for the coming week. this is the first time we’ve experienced glastonbury with (albeit limited) internet, so we’re quite pleased even to get this much done. if you happen to be here somewhere, come down to the deluxe diner in shangri-la, ask for patrick, and say hello! we’ll leave it at that – all the important details are below – enjoy the show!
but don’t forget that we’re now taking preorders for the next edition of framework:seasonal, issue #5, summer 2013, featuring mark vernon’s collection of location recordings by east midlands tape recording clubs. the new edition will be shipping once i’m back in estonia, in early july. from the liner notes:
Collected together for the first time on this CD are a selection of vintage amateur field recordings from two East Midlands tape clubs: The Derby Tape Recording Club and The Leicester Tape Recording Club. These are not pristine archival recordings, they bear many traces of their age and origin: tape hiss and distortion, harsh pause button edits, wow and flutter. Accepting these extraneous audio artefacts as inherent to the medium of tape, no attempts have been made to clean or restore them.
The little known phenomenon of tape recording clubs reached its peak in the 60s and 70s, as tape recording technology became more attainable to the hobbyist. Many of these recordings were made in the days when recording outdoors entailed lugging a heavy and cumbersome open-reel recorder out and about on location. This could prove impractical for the individual so being part of a club, with the associated benefits of pooled resources and shared knowledge, made things a little easier. The appearance of affordable portable battery recorders in the early 60’s granted tape enthusiasts unprecedented freedom as to what and where they could record, a freedom which most tape club members exploited to the full. Some of these recordings were made on organised outings as part of the tape club’s programme of activities, others were made independently by individual members. The variety and imagination displayed here is a testament to the pioneering spirit of a dedicated group of amateurs, our forebears in the pursuit of recorded sound.
00:00 – 03:46 / barry cullen / framework introduction, recorded in ireland
02:41 – 10:34 / neil griffith / leaving / – / –
06:30 – 15:20 / martin back / summer neighborhood nightscape / – / –
12:26 – 17:26 / petermann / og01 / on the go / carpal tunnel
13:51 – 20:30 / jeph jerman / [excerpt 1] / roadwork / lunhare
20:25 – 23:49 / neil griffith / stereo sky train / – / –
24:41 – 31:11 / petermann / og05 / on the go / carpal tunnel
27:30 – 38:12 / jeph jerman / [excerpt 2] / roadwork / lunhare
34:16 – 40:21 / neil griffith / theatre construction on commercial drive / – / –
39:08 – 42:44 / tom wallace / three cups [excerpt 1] / – / –
41:30 – 45:07 / petermann / og07 / on the go / carpal tunnel
44:16 – 49:58 / tom wallace / three cups [excerpt 2] / – / –
54:09 – 57:00 / petermann / og09 / on the go / carpal tunnel