#544: 2016.02.14 [luís antero]

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portugal is our theme this week, as this edition of framework:afield was produced there by regular contributor luís antero, and we welcome a new station to the fold, from one of our favorite european cities, porto: radio manobras! check out their broadcast schedule and live stream here: http://www.radiomanobras.pt

meanwhile, some notes about this week’s program, in the producer’s native portuguese, and translated into english:

perto da minha casa existe um lugar sonoro. este lugar é habitado, naturalmente, por uma imensidão de sons. alguns deles existem por aqui há muito muito tempo. são já velhos estes sons e alguns parecem querer partir. outros há que resistem e vivem em comunhão com as pessoas que habitam também este lugar sonoro. estas pessoas, meus vizinhos, vivem em comunhão com outras pessoas, também vizinhos, e com os seus animais. alguns são pastores e levam as ovelhas a pastar na Serra da Estrela, o ponto mais alto de Portugal Continental. estas ovelhas usam uma “loiça” especial, formada por chocalhos e campainhas. assim, desta forma, produzem uma música longa, contínua, minimal e ajudam os pastores a saberem delas, a saber que não se perdem pela serra acima ou abaixo. este lugar sonoro, já o disse, é habitado e no seu quotidiano, nas lides da lavoura, por exemplo, utiliza-se a água para regar os campos sedentos de vida, mas também para mover a roda que alimenta as máquinas no antigo lagar de azeite, aquele que em tempos foi denominado “lagar de sistema moderno”. a água escuta-se em cada recanto deste lugar sonoro. dá-lhe vida. a serra avista-se em todo este lugar sonoro. é a própria vida.

near my home there is a sonic place. this place is inhabited, of course, by a multitude of sounds. some of them have existed for a very long time. some of these old sounds seem to want to cease. there are others that resist and live in communion with the people who also inhabit this sonic place. these people, my neighbors, live in communion with others, also neighbors, and their sheep. some are shepherds and lead the sheep to graze in the Serra da Estrela, the highest point in Portugal. these sheep use a special “dish”, consisting of rattles and bells. thus, in this manner, they produce a long, continuous minimal music, helping the shepherd to know that they are not lost, above or below the hills. this sonic place, i have said, is inhabited, and is in the daily lives of these people, in their farming labors: for example, water is used to irrigate the thirsty fields, but also to move the wheel that powers the machines in the old olive oil mill, which was once called “the mill with the modern system”. the water is heard in every corner of this sonic place. it produces life. the mountain, above, is life itself.

for more information on his work, see: http://www.luisantero.yolasite.com

[time  /   track  /  release]

01:20 – 03:20  /  guitar ambience  /  [unreleased]
04:20 – 07:20  /  vento da serra (wind) / [unreleased]
07:15 – 10:10  /  água da serra (water) / [unreleased]
09:15 – 19:20  /  ovelhas na serra (sheep) /  [unreleased]
19:10 – 20:50  /  motor de água (water motor) / [unreleased]
20:35 – 27:20  /  lagar sonoro 1 /  olive oil mill
27:15 – 31:55  /  roda de água /  water weel
31:50 – 24:16  /  formigas sonoras /  ants (music for)
34:10 – 47:15  /  silvas a arder (brambles on fire) / [unreleased]
47:10 – 56:20  /  4 aldeias do xisto (4 schist villages) / [unreleased]
56:20 – 58:20  /  guitar ambience 2 /  [unreleased]

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