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this edition of framework:afield is the first of a two-part piece recorded in france and produced in canada by william denton. part two will premier on november 3rd as framework #693. producer’s notes:

/France Audio Montage/ is a two-hour audio memoir of a trip to France in July 2019: first in Toulouse for the useR! 2019 conference ( and then in Paris for a week.

This work is CC-BY, under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

William Denton is a librarian and artist who lives in Toronto, Canada. /framework/ regulars may be interested in his project /Listening to Art/ (, which twice a month publishes field recordings of visual art.

Personal web site:

* Part One

The cover image was taken in the crypts under the Pantheon.

+ Waiting to board my plane back to Toronto (Charles de Gaulle Airport, 20 July 2019)
+ Waiting to board my plane to Paris (Toronto Pearson International Airport, 07 July 2019)
+ Before take-off (Toronto Pearson International Airport, 07 July 2019)
+ On the high-speed train from Paris to Toulouse (outside Toulouse, 08 July 2019)
+ In the Jardin Compans-Caffarelli, by the Centre de Congrés Pierre Baudis (Toulouse, 10 July 2019)
+ End of a keynote talk at useR! 2019 by Prof. Julie Josse (, used with her kind permission; the full talk is available on YouTube ( (Toulouse, 10 July 2019)
+ Where the Canal de Brienne meets La Garonne; singing woman was under a bridge over the canal on this side of the river while the percussion group was on the other side (Toulouse, 10 July 2019)
+ Dining at Le Dahu, 10 rue des Blanchiers (Toulouse, 12 July 2019)
+ On the high-speed train from Toulouse to Paris (outside Paris, 13 July 2019)
+ Flypast at the Bastille Day Parade, south of the Arc de Triomphe (Paris, 14 July 2019)
+ Walking through the Tuileries Garden (Paris, 14 July 2019)
+ By the Henri Laurens sculptures, outside on the fifth floor of the Centre Pompidou (Paris, 15 July 2019)
+ At the mausoleum of Auguste Maquet in Père Lachaise (Paris, 17 July 2019)
+ In the vault containing the tomb of Alexandre Dumas under the Pantheon (Paris, 19 July 2019)

* Technical notes

All of the recordings were made on a Zoom H5.  The Père Lachaise recording used OM1 omnidirectional microphones made by Line Audio, and all the rest used the built-in mic.  Editing was done on Audacity.

patrick 2019, framework:afield

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