felicity ford, memoryphones


this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the uk by regular contributor felicity ford. for more information see her website at http://www.felicityford.co.uk. from the producer:

This radio show was produced as research/preparation for a forthcoming presentation by Prof. Paul Whitty, Dr Felicity Ford and Andrea Zarza Canova at the British Forum for Ethnomusicology’s forthcoming annual conference. Their joint presentation will relate specifically to “Making Sonic Time Capsules”, and many of the ideas in this radio show were developed through discussions between Whitty, Ford, and Zarza Canova regarding Sonic Time Capsules.

http://www.bfeconference.org.uk/4.html

(track details)

Felicity Ford talking about The BBC’s project, “A history of the world in 100 objects”. Here is a link to the handaxe programme described:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pwn7p

Clock ticking at the Clockmaker’s Museum, recorded by Felicity Ford with Jez Riley French’s contact microphones in 2011

The Glen of the Downs Nature reserve in Wicklow, Ireland, recorded by Felicity Ford with a minidisc recorder in 2002

Unmarked minidisc of mystery field-recordings made by Felicity Ford sometime between 2002 – 2007

Andrea Zarza Canova reading from her booklet, “A Sonic Time Capsule”

London Street Noises, 1928, the Columbia Graphophone Company, digitised by Ian Rawes of the London Sound Survey and used with his kind permission
http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/radio_recordings/1930s/1606/

“This Vehicle Is Reversing!” recorded by Felicity Ford in 2011, for the UK Soundmap/Sonic Time Capsule Sound Diaries project
http://www.sound-diaries.co.uk/previous-sound-diaries-projects/uk-soundmap-sonic-time-capsule/

Felicity Ford describes Ian Rawes’s presentation at the UK Soundmap meetings, referring to Street Barkers and Sewer workers, both BBC Radio Actuality recordings made in the 1940s and digitised by Ian Rawes with the permission of Simon Gurney at BBC Worldwide
http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/radio_recordings/1940s/1619/
http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/radio_recordings/1940s/1525/

BBC Radio Actuality recording, Covent Garden market, 1935, digitised by Ian Rawes and used with the kind permission of Ian Rawes of the London Sound Survey and Simon Gurney of BBC Worldwide
http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/radio_recordings/1930s/1422/

Reading Market recorded by Felicity Ford in 2011, for the UK Soundmap/Sonic Time Capsule Sound Diaries project
http://www.sound-diaries.co.uk/previous-sound-diaries-projects/uk-soundmap-sonic-time-capsule/

BBC Radio Actuality recording, Hop picking Holiday, 1934, digitised by Ian Rawes and used with the kind permission of Ian Rawes of the London Sound Survey and Simon Gurney of BBC Worldwide
http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/radio_recordings/1930s/1424/

Andrea Zarza Canova reading from her booklet, “A Sonic Time Capsule”, quoting R Murray Schafer

Felicity Ford’s recordings of shaking a blown tungsten lightbulb, Mapledurham Flour Mill, Chip and Pin, and the public service announcements in train stations, all recorded by Felicity Ford in 2011 for the UK Soundmap/Sonic Time Capsule Sound Diaries project
http://www.sound-diaries.co.uk/previous-sound-diaries-projects/uk-soundmap-sonic-time-capsule/

Felicity Ford explaining why you should just record your own Sonic Time Capsule

Andrea Zarza Canova reading from her booklet, “A Sonic Time Capsule”, and describing “The Golden Record”
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html

Sounds of Earth, the phonographic recordings included on the golden record produced by NASA, including Music of The Spheres, Volcanoes, Earthquake, Thunder, Mud Pots, Wind, Rain, Surf, Crickets, Frogs, Birds, Hyena, Elephant, Chimpanzee, Wild Dog, Footsteps, Heartbeat, Laughter, Fire, Speech, The First Tools, Tame Dog, Herding Sheep, Blacksmith, Sawing, Tractor, Riveter, Morse Code, Ships, Horse and Cart, Train, Tractor, Bus, Auto, F-111 Flyby, Saturn 5 Lift-off, Kiss, Mother and Child, Life Signs, Pulsar
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/sounds.html

Picking up Voicemail featuring the lovely voice of Mark Stanley, recorded by Felicity Ford in 2011 for the UK Soundmap/Sonic Time Capsule Sound Diaries project
http://www.sound-diaries.co.uk/previous-sound-diaries-projects/uk-soundmap-sonic-time-capsule/

Andrea Zarza Canova reading from her booklet, “A Sonic Time Capsule”, and quoting Alvin Lucierís “North American Time Capsule” score, 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Time_Capsule

North American Time Capsule by Alvin Lucier, realised by the Brandeis University Chamber Chorus and featured on Vespers and other early works

Andrea Zarza Canova reading listening questions from her booklet, “A Sonic Time Capsule”

Felicity Ford’s family clock striking the hour

patrick 2012, framework:afield

5 Replies

  1. Just been catching up & have listened to this framework:afield show – & though i find them all to be great shows, one of the beauties of framework that you alternate with these 55min long sonic explorations that vary in subject matter so much – I particularly found this one to be brilliant. Wonderfully mixed / edited by Felix. With range of really thoughtful questions. I think one reason I have liked this particular show so much is that it has chimed with one of my current preoccupations re creating new archives.

    Many thanks to Dr Felicity Ford & of course Patrick for continuing to put framework out.

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