#585: 2017.02.12 [dallas simpson]

this week’s edition of framework:afield has been produced in the uk by dallas simpson, featuring recordings made around charmey and gruyère switzerland. notes from the producer:

The Alpine Cattle Descent at Charmey in Canton Freiburg, Switzerland is an annual festival parade celebrating the return of the cattle to the lowlands after spending the Summer up the mountains.

Sonically it is an exciting event. The cacophonous clanging of multitudes of cowbells as groups of cattle are paraded through the streets, sits against the prolonged drone of Alpenhorns and the flapping of the National flag hoisted aloft by the obligatory flag waver. Wandering around the festival streets gives a continual spatial mix of people, music and sounds. An a capella choir sings traditional folk songs while to one side we hear the rustic clang of the blacksmiths anvil as he gives live demonstrations of his craft.

But up in the mountains there is a serene silence punctuated by distant orchestras of cattle, diving aircraft and a little improvisation with found metal poles and a ski lift landing pad constructed of hollow drainpipes.

There are exciting spatial soundscapes to be heard here at both ends of the dynamic spectrum and ideal for binaural recording. Headphones essential! […]

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#243: 2009.06.28 [dallas simpson]

http://media.blubrry.com/framework/p/www.archive.org/download/2009.06.28FrameworkRadio/Framework_June_28th_2009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:00 — 78.3MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSthis edition of framework:afield has been produced in the uk by dallas simpson, and also features joe young, phill harding, and lisa whistlecroft. for more information see http://www.dallassimpson.com.  about the program in dallas’ own words: ‘Call and Response’ – an Environmental Panel…

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