#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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#717: 2020.06.07 [margarethe maierhofer-lischka]

The coronavirus lockdown has changed the sense of space and place for many. Being confined somehwere, we start to listen and perceive differently, questioning ourselves and the space around us. Orientation gets a different meaning when we explore things from the inside out. This edition of framework:afield has been initially produced and presented in the context of the project “Grazer Soundscapes”, a community fieldrecording project run by Radio Helsinki in the city of Graz. Revised and reworked for framework, it weaves together fragmented musings about (acoustic-spatial) orientation with recordings from silent cities, quiet homes and other “isolated” spaces. Included are recordings from the Grazer Soundscapes project, soundpieces by Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka and Lale Rodgarkia-Dara as well as sounds from the aporee soundmap.

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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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#715: 2020.05.24 [d. l. lutz]

this edition of framework:afield, entitled, ‘earscape: freeze’, has been produced in berlin, germany by architect, writer, sound artist and regular contributor d. l. lutz. producer’s notes:

“It does not get any colder than this… The world has frozen over, and you are standing in the middle of this wilderness – minus forty degrees, and plenty of strange noises around. Ice produces some of the purest and most intriguing sounds, some of them do not sound natural at all.

“We start and end that show with improvisations on ice instruments by a Norwegian jazzer. In-between, you hear thermal cracks on frozen lakes, calving glaciers, breaking icebergs, falling slowflakes, the howling of wind in glacier crevices, and also a couple of frost-resisting animals like seals, seabirds and whales surfacing in the Antarctic. Enjoy the journey to the coldest regions of the earth!”

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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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#713: 2020.05.10 [rasmus östling]

https://media.blubrry.com/framework/p/archive.org/download/2020.05.10FrameworkRadio/framework713-2020.05.10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:00 — 140.9MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS patreon campaign progress report:74% towards our goal (no change)74 patrons (no change)want to help? http://www.patreon.com/frameworkradio this edition of framework:afield has been produced in turku, finland by rasmus östling. for more information see his instagram page: http://instagram.com/rasmusostling. producer’s notes: During these trying…

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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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#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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