first, a small announcement: another edition of our framework:seasonal series of fund-raising compilations has now been added to our bandcamp page! issue #4, originally released on the 2013 spring equinox, and featuring otherwise unavailable works by jay-dea lopez, flavien gillié, france jobin, yannick dauby & olivier féraud, stefan paulus, francisco lópez, terje paulsen, maile colbert, and luís antero, is now available for streaming and downloading. i even have *2* (only!) of the original cdr edition available – if you want one of those, act fast!

i’ll be working to get the remaining issues available through bandcamp as soon as possible, with issue #3 (our 2.5 hour, high-resolution, single-take rainforest field recording by chris watson!) coming later this week.

meanwhile, this edition of framework:afield has been produced in canada by claude schryer, and is entitled pushing. hearing. outwards. for more information see

producer’s notes:

Pushing. Hearing. Outwards. Is comprised of 11 sets of 2 overlapping field recordings from the collection, each separated by about 15 seconds of silence. Click on the links below to hear the complete 3-minute recordings on Vimeo or SoundCloud:

  1. e11 arrival + e14 rise
  2. e01 rumble + e106 sommet
  3. e53 space + e113 bahn
  4. e87 bridge + e97 raven
  5. e98 current + e108 plane
  6. e42 fidget + e65 curtain
  7. e114 fan + e121 caroling
  8. e90 field + e124 bol
  9. e109 lake + e112 stove
  10. cage + chopin (cage and chopin are from the 10-minute simplesoundscapes podcast pilot series from 2016-17, which is no longer published)
  11. e11 arrival + frogs (frogs is from the 10-minute simplesoundscapes podcast pilot series from 2016-17 – which is no longer published)

Pushing. Hearing. Outwards. (2018) is a soundscape composition by Canadian composer and sound artist Claude Schryer whose content is drawn from his project, a series of 3-minute video and audio recordings that explore mindful listening. Schryer notes that Pushing. Hearing. Outwards. is inspired by indigenous writer Richard Wagamese’s unfinished novel Starlight, notably on page 180, where Wagamese writes: ‘she focused on that tiny point of light and pushed her hearing out through it’. This quote inspired Schryer to explore the idea of pushing the boundaries of our senses through to other dimensions. Schryer suggests that the listener set aside any expectations or judgements when listening to Pushing. Hearing. Outwards. and to open hearing beyond the sounds themselves (and see what happens). Pushing. Hearing. Outwards. is available for streaming and as a free download on This work is dedicated to the memory of Richard Wagamese, who passed away in 2017.

patrick 2019, framework:afield

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