not a lot to add this week – autumn sounds for autumn weather; the air is crisp and framework’s sauna-studio is cozy, but the shortening of the days (and changing of the clocks) is noticeable in the general atmosphere. pigeons, refrigerators, traffic, trains and trash all feature in this week’s show. light the fire and enjoy the sounds.Read more
lots of projects we want to say something about this week – we absolutely love vilde&inga’s upcoming release (their 3rd, apparently, although the first we’ve heard) how forests think. vilde&inga is a norwegian improvising string duo (violin and double bass) who record their works in various non-studio locations (reminiscent of the classic kiyoharu-kijima releases from the early 2000’s). on this double-cd release those locations are in and around the city of oslo, on the docks and in the forest, exploring and interacting with the natural acoustics of their surroundings.
jimmy peggie explores and interacts with the natural acoustics of his chosen locations, the ghost towns of the state of arizona, manipulating and mixing material gathered in them with his own sonic contributions. and sonicity has gathered together a collection of early morning soundscapes, mostly recorded on international dawn chorus day as part of the reveil 2020 project, and thereby presenting a snapshot of spring sounds during the early days of the covid-19 pandemic. all this, along with a self-released short work by austyn wohlers, recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, and a framework introduction recorded in eastern tennessee by the purveyor of the park70 cassette label, cain blanchard. […]Read more
this week, two vinyl releases (kate carr, miki yui), one cassette (philip sulidae), and one cd (robert scott thompson – why does that last one now seem like the most old fashioned of these formats?), all with streamable digital versions with links below, along with new listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps (also with direct links), and an intro by regular contributor barry cullen that has been waiting patiently since 2015 (!) i believe, although my less-than-rock-solid filing methods may have got that mixed up. […]Read more
in this edition amazing new sounds from the gruenrekorder imprint by julia bünnagel, who casts urban surfaces as records and then plays the casts on turntables. also binaural works for dance by bill vine, travels by alëna korolëva, sounds from portugal by emmanuel mieville, sounds from sardinia by monika pich, recent listener chosen favorites from the aporee maps, and an intro recorded for us way back in 2015 by regular contributor ben link collins. […]Read more
we used our last show of the summer to pay tribute to this year’s world listening day, celebrated each year on july 18th. this year we returned to our trusty friends at the aporee soundmaps and dug deep into their WLD2020 project map to make the framework (ahem) for this show. the WLD2020 project map on aporee features contributions recorded on that day from around the world – you can find it here: https://aporee.org/maps/projects/wld2020. we picked 13 contributions from 10 countries from some familiar and some new recordists to our airwaves.
we also listened to recent releases by absolute value of noise collaborating with anna friz, by jen kutler, and by hamed mafakheri. there are bandcamp links to all the releases, and from there you can find links back to the artist and label webpages, and stream of buy the releases yourselves. there are direct links to all the sounds on the aporee soundmaps, or you can find them all on the project map linked to above. and we began our show with a framework introduction recorded for us by james bailey in toronto, canada – you can hear more of his work on his soundcloud page, also linked to in the playlist. […]Read more
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.Read more
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. […]Read more
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.Read more
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!). […]Read more
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. […]Read more
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. […]Read more
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. […]Read more
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. […]Read more