this edition of framework:afield has been produced in germany by regular contributor d. l. lutz. notes from the producer:


In outer space, there is absolute silence – because of the lack of air that could carry sound waves. But it is very intriguing to imagine a music of the spheres, with the “chords” added by man’s attempts to enter this space: the harshness, coldness, absurdity, emptiness of the cosmos. Two main musical sources served as paths into this realm: Biosphere’s much underrated masterpiece “Autour de la Lune”, sampling MIR station sounds and snippets from a radio play of Jules Verne’s “From The Earth To The Moon” (1865), commissioned by Radio France Culture in 2003, and Marc Weidenbaum’s “Disquiet Junto Challenge” #89 dealing with Voyager One’s last signals before it disappeared from NASA’s radars, resulting in many individual musical answers from which I chose a couple of my favourites. Much of the noises heard are of technical nature, but there is also improv jazz, drones, radio excerpts, early computer music, all trying to illustrate man’s alienation when confronted with the cold light of stars. Have a good journey and return safely to mother earth!

D. L. Lutz, born 1969 in Germany, is a practising architect, writer and sound artist living in Berlin.

[sound sources]

– Biosphere: Vibratoire / Disparu / Circulaire / Modifie; all tracks from: Autour de la Lune, Touch Records 2004; see insightful review here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/710-autour-de-la-lune/
– KBW16: Launch, http://freesound.org/people/KBW16/sounds/81954/
– Weebrian: Condom Rocket, http://freesound.org/people/weebrian/sounds/15695/
– Michael Ash Sharbaugh: Solar Wind; contribution to Disquiet Junto #89, see under http://disquiet.com/2013/09/12/disquiet0089-vger/
– David Toop: Nocturnal Service Shaft / Watchtower Data; acoustics for an installation about globalized highrise architecture at the end of the 20th century; from: 37th Floor At Sunset (Music For Mondophrenetic), Sub Rosa Records 2000
– Olivier Messaien: Oraison, one of the first purely electronical pieces ever, composed for the Paris International Expo in 1937; here performed by Ensemble D’Ondes De Montreal, under licence of SNE, 1992
– Richard Maxfield: Sine Swarm (A Swarm Of Butterflies Encountered Over The Ocean) (1959), copyright by Just Eternal Music; from: OHM+, Ellipsis Arts, 2000
– Otolythe (Margaret Nelson): Goldfinch @ Heliopause; contribution to Disquiet Junto #89, see under http://disquiet.com/2013/09/12/disquiet0089-vger/
– Mark Rushton: My Fickle Friend, The Solar Wind; contribution to Disquiet Junto #89, see under http://disquiet.com/2013/09/12/disquiet0089-vger/
– Brian Eno: Matta; from: Apollo, Atmospheres & Soundtracks, originally composed for the film “Apollo / For All Mankind” by Al Reinert, EG Records, 1983
– Toshiya Tsunoda: Bottle At Park; from: The Air Vibration Inside A Hollow, Häpna 1999
– Aino Tytti: Hellissandur Mast, Touch Radio #96, field recording of a remote Icelandic longwave radio transmitter, see under www.touchradio.org.uk/touch_radio_96.html
– Danny Draait (D. Dootjes): Stare In The Sky, audiocollage on Soundcloud, including snippets from Stanley Kubricks “2001”; http://soundcloud.com/dannydraait, link deleted
– Max Eastley & David Toop: Eyelash Turned Inwards; from: Doll Creature, Bip_Hop, 2004
– Colab (Mikael Hansson): Music For Travelling Into The Void; contribution to Disquiet Junto #89, see under http://disquiet.com/2013/09/12/disquiet0089-vger/
– Alvin Lucier: Sferics; extract from: Sferics, Lovely Music, 1988
– Keith Rowe & John Tilbury: Cathnor; from: Duos For Doris, Erstwhile 2003
– Julien-Nicolas Robert: Helicoide, source unknown
– Abinadi Meza: –5°F, track downloaded from soundcloud.com, link deleted
– Freed: Sparkling Zone; a great live remix of freesounds created by aikighost, Corsica_S, Andrew Duke, Freed; http://www.freesound.org/people/Freed/sounds/104131/
– Steve Moshier: The Void & Beyond, contribution to Disquiet Junto #89, utilizing the following sources: Louis Armstrong’s Melancholy Blues, Bach’s C Minor Prelude and the Gavotte from Partita No. 3 in E, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode, Blind Willie Johnson’s Dark Was The Night, and Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring; see under http://disquiet.com/2013/09/12/disquiet0089-vger/
– Cydon: Sonar Wide, http://freesound.org/people/cydon/sounds/133062/
– World Abounding (Joel David Palmer): Bon Voyager 1; contribution to Disquiet Junto #89, see under http://disquiet.com/2013/09/12/disquiet0089-vger/

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