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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#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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#871: 2023.12.17

well folks, we’ve made it to the end of another year – this is framework’s last edition for 2023; we’ll be back with edition #872 in the second week of january. in the meantime there are 43 other shows from this year (perhaps you missed one?) up on the framework website, and 4 editions of framework:seasonal published this year on our bandcamp page – plenty of listening to tide you over during our winter break. and as it’s the season of giving – perhaps this is a good time to pick up a copy of one of those releases, for yourself or maybe as a present for a friend, or maybe this seems like a good time to finally become a framework patron? it would certainly be much appreciated, as we will be relying on listener contributions to get us through another year (our 23rd!) of broadcasting. go on! we know you care!

so we are closing out our year with a dense show of great sounds by new (to us) artists and old favorites: we took our first (of many, we’re sure) listen to uk artist fletina, along with a first appearance by the alien kin collective, a project curated by diane barbé. we heard a second album by christina giannone, and new(ish) releases from framework regulars ben link collins and kate carr. also self-released work by belgian artist raphael malfliet, sounds from the aporee maps, and an intro recorded near crosby, tennessee, in the great smoky mountains (and not in canada, as i mistakenly announce in the show) by james bailey.

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#870: 2023.12.10 [dave phillips]

this episode has been produced by dave phillips and is entitled solos/amazon mutations. for more info see amazoniarevisited.com. producer’s notes:

These radio programs emerged as the fruit of the creative residency that brought together four sound artists – Thelmo Cristovam (BR), EdBrass (BR), Rodrigo Ramos (BR) and Dave Phillips (Switzerland), from the sound material captured in 2006 by Thelmo Cristovam and in 2011 by Dave Phillips, both in the Amazon rainforest. The sound records of 2006, digitized and restored in the first phase of this project by Thelmo Cristovam, now resurface revisited and reimagined in the creation of the pieces in this series.

Program 4: Solos and Amazon Mutations – by Dave Phillips

Since this project is based on collaboration, for the first part I asked each collaborator for a solo piece of 6 minutes and 45 seconds, with all the sounds coming from field recordings.

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#869: 2023.12.03

this is a special edition dedicated to a close listen to our latest issue of framework:seasonal, issue #15, autumn 2023. we are very excited about this issue, featuring new amazing works by four great artists, all of whom have been consistent contributors to the program, but are appearing on a framework editions release for the first time: leslie keffer (usa), standard grey (canada/japan), alexandra spence (australia), and post doom romance (usa). this wraps up a year in which we managed to release four new issues, each featuring great new works by new artists to the imprint. we love every single issue we’ve released, and this latest one is a perfect way to wrap up the year. you can hear all four tracks (mixed with one another and with recent contributions to the aporee soundmaps – including one by yours truly) in this edition of the show, or in our voiceover-free mix on patreon (for patrons only), or streamed individually from the release’s bandcamp page. and if you like it, maybe you’d consider helping to keep us on the air by purchasing a copy! or if you sign up as a patron at the sponsor level or higher, you’ll get this, and every subsequent issue we release, automatically! so many ways to support the program!

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#868: 2023.11.26 [manja ristić & mark vernon]

this edition of framework:afield is a collaboration between regular contributors manja ristić and mark vernon. for more information see their websites at https://manjaristic.blogspot.com/ and http://meagreresource.com/. producer’s notes:

The artistic practice of both Manja and Mark has been deeply immersed in the sonic strata of space and the imaginary narratives that emerge from it. A dedication to the culture of memory, the sounding of lost voices and an unorthodox approach to re-composing the soundscape, conveniently unites these two experimenters in a collaboration that arises from research into one particularly inspiring locality – the island of Korčula.

In addition to their own field recordings, the artists were given access to the audio archives of the local radio station, including sounds of local folk customs, traditional songs, festivities and music. The strong anthropological emphasis in this collection of works is intended to encourage a deeper consideration of the coexistence of people and the environment in a historically dense climate. The appropriation of the hidden narratives of a small town on the fringes of the European Union opens up new fields of reflection on identity that looks back at the “centre of the periphery”, pointing to the importance of “small” spaces in the creation of European heritage.

‘Sound postcards from the centre of the periphery’ will be stored permanently in the audio archives of Radio Korčula. Who knows, maybe someone will dig them out in 50 years and say: “…there you go!” This will make your head ring!”

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#867: 2023.11.19

first, an announcement: framework:seasonal issue #15, autumn 2023 has been released! featuring new unpublished works by leslie keffer, standard grey, alexandra spence, and post doom romance, now available for streaming and purchase from our bandcamp page:

https://frameworkeditions.bandcamp.com/album/framework-seasonal-issue-15-autumn-2023

we think this one sounds really good, and we’re very excited to present it to you, as we achieve our goal of releasing 4 issues this year. we are very proud of the sounds we were able to put out there in 2023, by alëna korolëva, blanc sceol, annette krebs & peter cusack, samuel kudjodzi, doug haire, jo montgomerie, ben link collins, xiang, yen-ting hsu, steve peters, pablo diserens, nula.cc, and now these 4 new names to our series – all artists who have appeared in the program, all making their first appearance on our framework editions imprint, and all contributing new works in support of the program. if you haven’t heard them, go and check them out! you don’t have to spend a penny to hear all these amazing works, but we do appreciate any support you can offer to help keep framework on the air.

meanwhile, a long, dense playlist this week featuring some new and one older release, some self- and unreleased works, some physical and digital releases, with sounds from the u.s., ireland, cambodia, portugal, belgium, namibia, finland, france, uzbekistan, the uk, and probably more… i even permitted myself to play for you some sounds from my own new release (under my moniker murmer); a digitally self-released collection of site-specific works created on the island of vartiosaari in helsinki for an environmental land-art exhibition there in 2017. go and check it out! there are links streaming opportunities for all the releases featured in the show in the playlist below.

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#866: 2023.11.12 [rodrigo ramos]

this edition of framework:afield is the 3rd in a series of 4 entitled amazonia revisited, airing over the second half of 2023. this episode has been produced in brazil by rodrigo ramos and is entitled the strong wind will blow our houses down – kéro, kéro, kéro. for more info see amazoniarevisited.com. producer’s notes:

These radio programs emerged as the fruit of the creative residency that brought together four sound artists – Thelmo Cristovam (BR), EdBrass (BR), Rodrigo Ramos (BR) and Dave Phillips (Switzerland), from the sound material captured in 2006 by Thelmo Cristovam and in 2011 by Dave Phillips, both in the Amazon rainforest. The sound records of 2006, digitized and restored in the first phase of this project by Thelmo Cristovam, now resurface revisited and reimagined in the creation of the pieces in this series.

Program 3: The strong wind will blow our houses down & kéro, kéro, kéro (quickly, quickly, quickly) – by Rodrigo Ramos
The radio pieces made by the sound artist Rodrigo Ramos during the artist residency of the project Amazonia Revisited, uses the field recordings of Thelmo Cristovam in 2006 in the surroundings of Lake Mamori, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, and the material of Dave Phillips, collected in Challua Cocha, Rio Napo and Yasuni National Park, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, in 2011.

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#865: 2023.11.05

we are very excited to announce that we are making the final preparations for our last issue of framework:seasonal or the year, issue #15, autumn 2023. we set out to actually release 4 issues this year, one for each season, which seemed to make sense, given the series’ name, but we’ve never managed it before, and frankly, we may never manage it again. but once, at the very least! and what a strong finish it is – we are extremely excited about issue #15, which features 4 absolutely stunning new works, by leslie keffer, post doom romance, standard grey, and alexandra spence. we hope to have this issue ready for you in the next week or so, and we hope, nay, we are certain, that you will be as excited about it as we are. stay tuned for more info soon, or keep an eye on https://frameworkeditions.bandcamp.com/!

meanwhile, in our shows the sounds themselves are definitely becoming more autumn-y; with 4 new releases, all available in both physical and virtual form, and all streamable (for the time being) from the bandcamp links below. we’re hearing artists from the uk, france, croatia, and italy, on labels from greece, the uk, germany, and france, along with aporee map selections from austria, ghana, belgium, and taiwan. we began with an intro from the uk, and finished with the sounds of greek cicadas recorded by a belgian. curated and mixed for you in estonia by an american with an irish passport. aren’t we just the picture of internationality??

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