#708: 2020.04.05

we hope you are all holding up well, staying healthy, staying home, and using your time wisely. we produce framework from a home-studio, so it is just about the only aspect of life under lockdown that has not been affected. we have featured recordings in the last few shows reflecting the new sonic realities of our world under quarantine, and we have seen that works like these are generating some interesting discussion and reflection around the ethics of recording under emergency environments and conditions, with regards to risk (to oneself and others), safely, rights, creativity, promotion and intention. these, we feel, are considerations that the field recordist always needs to take into account, which have been amplified by our current situation, and we are pleased to see these questions being asked and these discussions taking place. meanwhile, we’re taking a different approach for this edition, attempting to provide our ears with some other listening, sounds from outside the pandemic, as distraction perhaps, or maybe meditation. […]

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#706: 2020.03.22

our first regular edition from inside the quarantine – this week we featured a handful of recordings from the aporee soundmaps documenting the unusual reality we are all now living in, from a sonic perspective. giuseppe gavazza has been documenting the soundscapes during the lockdown in a series of recordings made in turin in northern italy. here we listen to recordings from his terrace, in this usually busy city, at sunrise (at the top of the show) and sunset (at the bottom). also, the calm of one of brussels’ usually busy tourist destinations by flavien gillié. we’ll keep our eyes on the maps for more recordings of interest to our current situation, and continue featuring them in the show. […]

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#704: 2020.03.08 [IWD]

this is a celebratory, all-woman international women’s day takeover of framework radio. the concept, mixing and mastering of this show were shared by long-term framework radio contributors, jilliene sellner, and felicity (felix) ford. the show mixes field recordings, soundart and phonography from women around the world, mostly collected through an open call shared online. […]

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#702: 2020.02.23

sometimes i don’t know what to say – this week’s sounds are intense, an active, springy mix, maybe a reaction to the fact that winter never came this year (for us, here in estonia), or the fact that our house is currently full of family visitors and children’s birthday’s, or just because that’s how the cards fell. anyway, have a listen. we suspect (and hope) you won’t regret it. […]

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#700! 2020.02.09

well folks, here we are: 17 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, and 5 days after our very first broadcast, we are airing our 700th radio show featuring the finest new and archival works from within the field recording community. 700 shows! that a lot. […]

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#698: 2020.01.26

our last regular edition before the big 700 features more sounds from the sono space label in the form of georgina canifrú’s recordings from pubic spaces inside a music school, a great slab of cassette-weaned sound from howard stelzer, new sounds from south africa by the franco-aussie team of la casa and samartzis, weathered concrete constructions by chantal dumas, borrowed and found sounds by sari carel, and more sounds from the aporee soundmaps. […]

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#696: 2020.01.12

we’re back folks! thank you for bearing with me while i dealt with the passing of my father – it was a difficult and chaotic holiday season, but it’s time to get things moving again. this edition is dedicated to his memory, and features an introduction i recorded with him back in 2003, and also a recording of frogs he proudly made himself and set to me about a decade later. he will be greatly, greatly missed. […]

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#694: 2019.11.10

the playlist quickly became long this week, as we explored two great compilations, both available for your perusal on bandcamp. also, yet more work from the prolific framework-favorite manja ristić, a debut release from switzerland’s roland bucher, sounds from the aporee maps, and an intro by regular contributor barry cullen. we’re already late getting this one out, so we’ll leave it there, and let you get to listening. […]

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#692: 2019.10.27

the air is getting chilly and we fill our mixes are turning towards autumn. we’ve got several unreleased works in the mix this week, many of which can be downloaded or at least heard somewhere online (see playlist links). we’re really enjoying the download-only releases we’ve got in this week’s show (from room40, flaming pines and more), so do go check them out. […]

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#690: 2019.10.13

i’m on the road, late, and distracted this week, so i’ll keep this short. i love the aural document of the sport curling in this edition, and i love how it mingles with the textures laid down by paula garcia stone, gaël segalen, and others. i hope you enjoy it too. […]

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#688: 2019.09.29

ferns recordings has re-released a cassette work from 1986 by italian sound artist massimo toniutti on cd, and it’s great – meanwhile, yannick dauby sent us two LPs from his home in taiwan, the 2nd instalment of his penghu experimental sound studio series, and the frogoroth compilation on ini.itu. these were accompanied by sounds by elsa justel, from her new release on empreintes digitales (although the two works in the show are from 2012 and 2017 respectively). and we dove in to the latest batch of listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, this week from poland, germany, and the united states. […]

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#686: 2019.09.15

greetings, fair listeners, we are back! we had a great month off, resting our ears (hard to do in a house with two small children), perfecting our pizza recipe (the right flour is the key), and spending as much time in the forest mushroom-hunting as possible. but now there’s a chill in the air, the first fires of autumn have been lit, and we are back in the studio. […]

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#685: 2019.07.28

july 18th was world listening day – in this edition we listen to a few of the recordings uploaded to the aporee soundmaps WLD2019 project, and we hear an introduction recorded on that day as well. meanwhile we finally had a chance to check out david rothenberg’s 2-disc release on gruenrekorder, nightingale cities, featuring his signature improvisations with wildlife – this time, as you might have guessed, with nightingales, in berlin and helsinki. we also heard a sample from absolute value of noise’s outdoor solar powered generative radio station, which “tries to recreate the sounds of life in its immediate environment – imitating the sounds of insects, birds, frogs, magnetic phenomena, the wind moving through the trees, rain falling, and waves on the ocean.” you can listen live (during canadian daylight hours) at the link below in the playlist. also some historical concrete composition by greek composer myrielle kyrou, a live performance recording by bana haffar, and a composition commissioned by this year’s radiophrenia festival by kate carr.

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