#623: 2017.12.17 [john f. barber]

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well folks, this is it, our last show for 2017, another year under the belt. we’ll be back on january 14th with show #624. don’t forget, in a few short days, on the winter solstice, december 21st, we will be officially releasing the latest issue of framework:seasonal, #9, winter 2017 edition. it features 3 long exclusive tracks by 4 artists from the field recording community: jonáš gruška, dinahbird with jean-philippe renoult, and fintan o’brien. all track notes and info can be found here.

this is our way of saying thank-you to framework supporters, so to pick up your copy, make a donation of 20€ or more to framework radio, or sign up to make a regular monthly contribution of 5€ or more. all pre-orders will be shipped this thursday, december 21st. be festive! SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE RADIO SHOW NOW! and happy holidays!

this edition of framework:afield, entitled in progress, has been produced in the united states by john f. barber. for more information on his work see http://nouspace.net/john.

producer’s notes:

In Progress is a sound narrative with a rhythm, even melody, composed entirely of mechanical sounds. A hotel trash compactor in Bergen, Norway, dealing with the remains of a previous night’s party. Pile driving equipment in Victoria, Canada, shutting down after a day of building the new ferry boat landing pier. Wind chimes dancing in a strong east wind. Rain on a metal roof. A collage of sounds from a Maker Faire in Portland, Oregon. Electromagnetic radiation recorded by spacecraft exploring our solar system, and beyond. Air rushing through hotel front doors, and around the edges of an airplane window. A sound installation inside a traditional thatch cottage in Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland. An FM carrier signal after the failure of the audio transmission. Squeaking doors, thumping refrigerator compressors. Construction of a new house. Underneath London’s Millennium Bridge. A wall of corrugated paper in Copenhagen. Passengers boarding a ferry. Sound installations samples. A large scale printer finishing a poster. As John Cage told us, everywhere we listen, there is always something to be heard in progress.


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