this edition of framework:afield has been produced in montreal, canada by nimalan yoganathan. for more information see his website at

These field recordings were collected by Nimalan Yoganathan over two summers in 2007 and 2008 while traveling throughout Southeast Asia. He attempts to demonstrate the inherent rhythms and melodies of both natural and human environments.

Nimalan Yoganathan is a Montreal sound artist and musician who holds a BFA in Electroacoutic Music (Concordia University). He focuses on the  sculpting of field recordings within his works from his travels through bustling cities, desolate landscapes, and spiritual sites. Nimalan often attempts to mimic the timbral and rhythmic characteristics of such natural sounds using synthetic gestures. In a time when global communities are being plagued by noise pollution, he believes it is crucial to preserve and accentuate the subtle but musical sounds hidden all around us. Nimalan is also involved with radio production, multimedia installation art, and sound design for film. He has released experimental Dub and Hip-Hop albums on  labels including Le Son 666 and Panospria (No_Type).  His works have been disseminated internationally at festivals and venues including Chicago Calling, Tonic (NYC), Hartware Medien Kunst Verein (Berlin), MUTEK (Montreal), Suoni per il Popolo, Art’s Birthday,  Darling Foundry, OBORO, and Société Des Arts Technologiques (SAT). He has collaborated with and performed alongside numerous musicians including Sun Ra Arkestra, Pauline Oliveros, Steinski, Deerhoof, Lightning Bolt, Deerhunter, Miracle Fortress, Aki Onda, and Alden Penner. Nimalan also plays in several electronic and free-jazz groups including the Chimurenga Electroacoustic Ensemble.

again, we are always looking for material for the show, whether raw field recordings, field recording based composition, or introduction submissions. we are also now accepting proposals for full editions of our  guest curated framework:afield series. send proposals or material, released or not, on any format, to the address below. if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

(time  /  track)

00:00  /  Morning vendors on floating village, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
03:18  /  Sound walk through Hindu temple in Batu Caves, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
06:18  /  Buddhist ceremony, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Muezzin call heard from nearby mosque, Malacca, Malaysia
10:58  /  Children selling bananas on floating village, Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
12:37  /  Tin makers at work on Hang Thiec street, Hanoi, Vietnam
15:34  /  Escalators in Narita International Airport, Narita, Japan
16:26  /  Electronics and toy store, Narita International Airport, Narita, Japan
20:03  / 
Sensō-ji Buddhist temple, Tokyo, Japan
22:11  / 
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
24:12  / 
Blind Ehru busker outside train station, Singapore
25:26  / 
Outdoor Hindu procession on Serangoon road, Singapore
34:38  / 
Devotees and priest chant inside Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Singapore
44:51  / 
Nadaswaram musicians perform inside Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Singapore
50:06  / 
Night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, Vietnam

patrick 2011, framework:afield

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