#711: 2020.04.26 [john f. barber]

Coho Crossing is a sonic narrative about a crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and Port Angeles, Washington, United States aboard the ferry Coho, named for the coho salmon found in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. John Barber created this composition from field recordings made aboard the Coho. In his introduction, Barber explains the sounds heard. In addition to contributing to framework, Barber manages Radio Nouspace (www.radionouspace.net), one of several global outlets for framework radio. Learn more about this work, and others by Barber, at his website, www.nouspace.net/john/creative.html […]

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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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#709: 2020.04.12 [mark harwood]

When experimental artist Mark Harwood was invited to perform a series of shows in Chile and Argentina in October 2019 it was by chance his arrival coincided with Chile’s largest uprising since the end of the dictatorship. This radio show attempts to explain what happened (is still happening) there via a vast array of diverse field recordings of the protests and casual conversation with new friends. […]

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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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#707: 2020.03.29 [tomasz pizio]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in quarantine in poland by tomasz pizio, and features sounds recently recorded (following social distancing guidelines) and contributed to the aporee maps documenting the change in global soundscapes due to the onset of the coronavirus, Covid-19. for more of tomasz’ work see http://www.soundcloud.com/tomasz-pizio. […]

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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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#705: 2020.03.15 [luís antero]

these are strange times, and none of us around the world really knows what the next few weeks/months will bring. but this is a time when these digital communities we have built over these last couple of decades really become valuable. and as many of us will all have lots of time at home in the near term, hopefully framework’s archives of over 700 hours of sounds from around the world can be of some comfort to our ears. this week, for example, while none of us can travel there, we can explore the beira serra region of portugal nonetheless. so now more than ever, open your ears and listen! […]

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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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#703: 2020.03.01 [iris garrelfs]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the uk, and features extracts from field recording based compositions created by phonography students at goldsmiths, university of london. each extract encapsulates the student’s individual approach to exploring some of issues encountered within field recording and soundscape composition practices. the original works are between 13min and 20min in length, and the show has been curated by iris garrelfs. […]

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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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#701: 2020.02.16 [d.l. lutz]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in germany by architect, writer, sound artist and regular contributor d.l. lutz: “This is heavy weather! You better wear your best outdoor gear – warm and windproof… All these recordings are about storms – and to capture the energy of air proves to be a difficult task, but there are great recordings, some of which I want to present to you. So I invite you to listen to window joints under air pressure, to staircases, creaking trees in forests, creaking sailing ships, to the howling songs in building scaffoldings, to flagpoles, lonely animals on unprotected meadows, slamming doors and the rude open sea… And I invite you to get lost in bad weather, while you comfortably sit in your armchair with a pot of hot tea.”

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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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