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this edition of framework:afield has been produced in germany by matt burnett, and is entitled arbeitspause (‘workpause’ or ‘work break’). for more information see http://www.mattburnettmusic.com. producer’s notes:
During my workday I like to take a break every few hours from sitting at my desk. A few years ago I had the idea to combine these work breaks with miniature sound walks around my neighborhood here in Berlin. After doing that for a while, I settled on three basic routes. What we will hear in this piece is one of those routes.
The material for this piece was recorded during the first half of March 2018, in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. During this time the weather was beginning to change from winter to spring, and I tried to record the sounds of this neighborhood as it started to wake up from winter. Sort of like a dawn chorus, but in this case more like a Spring chorus.
The piece makes repeated use of the same physical space, defined by the route of the underlying sound walk. Different sound identities of the route, which are determined by the time of day of each recording, are revealed.