framework:seasonal ::: issue #15, now available!

The 2023 finale of framework:seasonal is issue #15, featuring new works by artists from the USA, Canada/Japan, and Australia. This fund-raising series showcases a collection of unreleased pieces from the field recording community. Sponsor-level patrons receive the release automatically, with details and reviews accessible via their release page and Bandcamp.

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#884: 2024.04.07

masayuki imanishi, marlo de lara, francisco lopez, and madeleine cocolas; sounds from the aporee maps by piotrek zyla, sem zeeman, diane barbé & selu herraiz, capture, and maciej janasik; and a framework introduction recorded for us in mexico by barry cullen.

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#883: 2024.03.31 [steven sherrill]

The latest framework:afield episode, “Septet at the Threshold,” produced by Steven Sherrill, features an event where seven pianos were burned at a gathering of over a hundred people. For additional work, visit stevensherrill.com. The Patreon campaign has 115 patrons, holding steady at 59% of the funding goal.

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#882: 2024.03.24

Framework Radio is late due to travels, but offers a new show featuring a collaboration between the host and artist Manja Ristić on the Unfathomless label. Also highlighted are pieces by Alëna Korolëva and three newcomers—Coagulent, Emma Margetson, and Thomas Fleischhauer—with an intro by Paul Mallatratt, and sounds from the Aporee soundmaps. No Patreon progress.

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#881: 2024.03.17 [alexandros hadjitimotheou]

This edition of Framework:afield, produced by Alexandros Hadjitimotheou in Greece and named “The Great Black Cormorant Chant,” features serene soundscapes recorded at Lake Petres, Amyntaio. Evita Voudouri contributed exclusive artwork for the album. Details of Hadjitimotheou’s work can be found online. The Patreon campaign supporting the project reports 114 patrons and is 59% towards its goal.

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#880: 2024.03.10 [IWD]

Framework Radio’s International Women’s Day special, hosted by Manja Ristić, celebrates women from across the globe through their unique sonic histories. Featuring artists from an array of countries, this special includes prayers from Ramallah, birdsong from Jerusalem, and a diverse mix of music and sounds capturing the narratives of women as creators, activists, and storytellers overcoming oppression and discrimination. The program highlights the works of mothers, freedom fighters, and even a famous nun, providing a powerful soundtrack to International Women’s Day.

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#879: 2024.03.03 [steve barsotti]

The Patreon campaign for Framework Radio saw a slight dip in support, now at 113 patrons and 59% towards their funding goal. Featured is Steve Barsotti’s production with the Seattle Phonographers Union, which includes recordings from unique Seattle locations, offering distinct acoustics. Some excerpts have been released on LP, with unreleased Georgetown Steamplant material in this edition.

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#878: 2024.02.25

Framework Radio’s latest edition features a mix of past and future sounds, including Elif Yalvac’s 2018 work and Viv Corringham’s forthcoming project. The show presents audio from international parking garages and eclectic contributions from the aporee soundmaps, inviting listeners to urge winter’s end with their favored soundscapes. No Patreon progress with 115 patrons at 60% goal.

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#877: 2024.02.18 [john banister]

The Patreon campaign for Framework Radio reports 115 patrons and is 60% towards its goal. The latest edition, titled ‘Til the World Will Sing Again,’ produced by John Banister in the U.S., features 1970s tape recordings of his uncle Bryan and sister Junelle singing hymns and playing piano, with clips of Bryan explaining the performances.

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#876: 2024.02.11

Framework Radio’s Patreon remains at 60% of its goal, unchanged for over a year, urging listeners to support with as little as 1€ monthly. This edition presents artists like Carrie DeCunzo and Ian Wellman, alongside vinyl split-releases themed on wolf recordings, and diverse field recordings ranging from waterfall sounds to urban collages.

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#875: 2024.02.04 [terence lloren]

The Patreon campaign for Framework Radio has seen a slight decline with 113 patrons, now 59% towards their funding goal. This edition, “Sound Bath Sessions,” produced in Hong Kong by Terence Lloren, documents over 100 sound baths with aims to grow across Asia. The project blends field recording with wellness, capturing live environmental details alongside the healing sound art of local practitioners. Lloren encourages experiencing live sound baths for their full effect, while supporting the local scene. Recordings are released weekly on Bandcamp, with exclusive tracks on Insight Timer.

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#874: 2024.01.28

Framework Radio begins 2024 with regular broadcasts following tributes to the late Phill Niblock. The episode features artists like Adela Mede, Mike Vernusky, and Beatriz Ferreyra, and explores the aporee soundmaps. The Patreon campaign remains steady with 117 patrons. The show continues to blend various recordings, including a special introduction by Mykel Boyd.

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#873: 2024.01.21 [phill niblock]

this edition of framework:afield is the second of two shows in memory of the great composer phill niblock, who sadly passed away on january 8th of this year at the age of 90. this is a rebroadcast of a show recorded with phill live in the resonancefm studios in london on the 5th of february, 2007. here again are a few words i wrote for last week’s show, which can be heard at https://frameworkradio.net/2024/01/872-2024-01-14/:

i first met phill here in estonia in 2006 during an art festival in the small village of mooste, and friendship was immediately kindled. this was nothing unusual – phill traveled copiously, and had friends in every corner, and kept in touch with all of us. he had a way of making every one of his friendships feel special, and was somehow able to maintain them all. soon after that first meeting, we were meeting again in the states, and then the uk, and then france. everywhere i went, he seemed to be there. i performed in his loft in new york, and helped organise his performance in london. interviewed him for resonance fm, and hosted him for a brief holiday, with plenty of red wine, in the french countryside. my time with him was always also time with his partner of 22 years, katherine liberovskaya, and often also time with other friends we had both met that summer in estonia, rie nakajima and marie roux, now of the performance group o yama o.

and i haven’t even mentioned his music yet. his oft-quoted description of his own sound begins to sum it up: No harmony. No melody. No rhythm. No bullshit. phill’s sound was massive, and he preferred to listen to it that way, presenting is to live audiences at 110dB. he had definite favorites, which he even presented to me (and many others, i’m sure) on a home-burned cdr with ‘personal faves’ hand-written on it.

i hadn’t seen phill in person in several years, but our last communication was just this past may, in response to the announcement for a show i made featuring sounds from my own home. it was short, succinct, and typical of phill’s communication:

patrick
phabulous indeed
phill

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#872: 2024.01.14 [phill niblock]

we lost another giant this week – phill niblock, long-time friend and supporter of the program, passed away on monday, january 8th 2024 at the age of 90.

i first met phill here in estonia in 2006 during an art festival in the small village of mooste, and friendship was immediately kindled. this was nothing unusual – phill traveled copiously, and had friends in every corner, and kept in touch with all of us. he had a way of making every one of his friendships feel special, and was somehow able to maintain them all. soon after that first meeting, we were meeting again in the states, and then the uk, and then france. everywhere i went, he seemed to be there. i performed in his loft in new york, and helped organise his performance in london. interviewed him for resonance fm, and hosted him for a brief holiday, with plenty of red wine, in the french countryside. my time with him was always also time with his partner of 22 years, katherine liberovskaya, and often also time with other friends we had both met that summer in estonia, rie nakajima and marie roux, now of the performance group o yama o. rie and marie were kind enough to record the framework introduction for this show together (yet remotely) in tribute to phill.

and i haven’t even mentioned his music yet. his oft-quoted description of his own sound begins to sum it up: No harmony. No melody. No rhythm. No bullshit. phill’s sound was massive, and he preferred to listen to it that way, presenting is to live audiences at 110dB. he had definite favorites, which he even presented to me (and many others, i’m sure) on a home-burned cdr with ‘personal faves’ hand-written on it. but that’s not what we’re going to be listening to in this edition. next week we’ll be relistening to the show i did with him for resonance fm in 2007, featuring his own selection of favorite tracks and an extended interview. but for this edition, we’re exploring a different side of work: the pieces he gave to me over the years specifically for airplay on framework. these pieces are (almost) entirely field recording based – two were contributions for framework editions releases, our very first release, framework250, in 2009, and the follow-up framework500 a few years later. but also some other then-unreleased works (some of which have subsequently been released) and one even composed from the sounds of his own car engine recorded in mooste during our first meeting in 2006.

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