#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#710: 2020.04.19

it was just before our last regular edition (the show was already mixed and sent of to our family stations) that we received the news of the passing of amanda wilson, aka kassia flux. amanda has been a big contributor to the program over the last several years, and, although we paid tribute to her in writing in the playlist for that edition (#708) we wanted to do it on the air as well, so in this edition we listened back to 2 long excerpts from her two editions of framework:afield, both of which can be heard in their entirely via the links below. we also began this editon with the last framework intro she contributed, recorded earlier this year, just before our 700th show. amanda was a great artist and a great friend of he program, and we will miss her. […]

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#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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