#784: 2022.01.16 [france jobin]

Bonjour, I am France Jobin, Welcome to these are a few of my favorite things.
As mentioned in earlier installments, my interpretation of field recording based works is very broad. however, the thread I like to follow is to find artists who have mastered their unique identity through the music of sound.
With this edition of my favorite things, it is my pleasure to showcase sound artists from Medellin, Colombia.

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#781: 2021.12.12 [ben link collins]

the last edition of framework:afield for 2021 has been produced in the united states by ben link collins. for more of his work see http://www.alabamafield.com/. producer’s notes:

There’s a lot that I could tell you about Big Bend, but I think for the sake of these recordings there are only two main bits of information you need to know.
First, as I said, Big Bend is on the U.S. Mexico Boarder, where in years prior the pandemic tourists could cross the Rio Grande River into Mexico to spend a day in a small town called Boquillas.  Since the border closing between the United States and Mexico, which fortunately will be ending soon, Boquillas has been completely cut off from tourism, which makes for the vast majority of the towns income for it’s 250-300 residence.  However, everyday tourists wade through the usually shallow waters to set foot in Mexico, and residence of Boquillas cross the border to fish, move ranch animals, and to layout displays of trinkets, jewelry, and souvenirs for U.S. tourists in Big Bend to purchase by placing money in a jar or aluminum coffee can, purely relying on the honor system.
The second thing you need to know is about the geological history of how Big Bend came to be.  The mixture of flat desert and abrupt extrusions of land into mountains and canyons is the result of something called the Western Interior Seaway, which was a body of water that bisected North America from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean up until around 60 million years ago.  Since then, rising tectonic plates and volcanic eruptions have raised the land above sea level. But the established land formations from volcanic eruptions, underwater sediment and ocean current, as well as fossils of the lives lived in the Seaway, are still in abundance and make up the surreal landscape.  In short, you are always aware that you are walking on an extinct ocean floor.

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#779: 2021.11.28 [luís antero]

https://media.blubrry.com/framework/p/archive.org/download/2021.11.28FrameworkRadio/framework779-2021.11.28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:00 — 137.9MB)Subscribe: RSSpatreon campaign progress report:106 patrons (up from 104)50% towards our goal (up from 49%)want to help? http://www.patreon.com/frameworkradio this edition of framework:afield has been produced in portugal by regular contributor luís antero. for more of his work, see http://luisantero.yolasite.com, or https://luisantero.bandcamp.com. producer’s notes: [PT]Para esta…

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#777: 2021.11.14 [mark vernon]

this edition, entitled magneto mori: vienna, has been produced in scotland by regular contributor mark vernon. for more information see https://meagreresource.com. producer’s notes:

Magneto Mori: Vienna is a fragmented sound portrait of the city constructed from found sounds, buried tapes and field recordings. In this de-composition sounds from Vienna’s past and present are conjoined in a stew of semi-degraded audiotape. […]

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#773: 2021.10.17 [andy armstrong]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced by andy armstrong. for more of his work see https://creamwhite.bandcamp.com/. producer’s notes:

I have been saving phone recordings (nature, city, gigs, conversations, oddities, etc.) for years and always knew I wanted to put them together somehow. They could potentially make for an interesting 57 mins. As you might expect, they aren’t necessarily hi-fi. I’ve taken some time to listen to what I have, and found some collaborators/contributions at the same time.

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#771: 2021.10.03 [joão castro pinto]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in portugal by joão castro pinto. producer’s notes:

This radio show is divided in 3 sections, the first dedicated to phonographic and environmental composers, the second to the electroacoustic music composers and the last to experimental composers / performers “freely” working with field recordings. The main purpose of this program is to present an itinerary of different possibilities of composing with field recordings, from the more mimetic to the more abstract points of view, ideally demonstrating that there are distinct approaches to soundscape composition and that the World Soundscape Project is just one of multiple ways to understand and artistically figuring the soundscape. […

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#769: 2021.09.19 [CENSE]

The recordings from this mix were made by CENSE members during the annual Reveil radio event, a 24-hour continuous live broadcasting which took place on May 3, 2021. You will hear dawn choruses from Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Ireland, and Estonia. Mix by Anamaria Pravicencu and Tomáš Šenkyřík.

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#767: 2021.07.25 [blanc sceol]

this week’s edition of framework:afield, entitled listening with the blackwater estuary, was produced in the united kingdom by blanc sceol (stephen shiell & hannah white). for more information see https://blancsceol.co.uk. producer’s notes:

This piece visits the Blackwater Estuary from both sides, at Tollesbury and Bradwell-on-sea. Working with a variety of microphones, these layered field recordings and voice seek to contribute to the acoustic commons and bring listeners to an area of natural heritage currently threatened by the proposed Bradwell B nuclear power station, 15 years after the old station was officially defueled. A journey from newness to becoming, a resting and a migration, and a sense of urgency in the face of this new threat to the area. […]

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#765: 2021.07.11 [uni.Sol_]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced by uni.Sol_, curated by slavek kwi, and features contributions from david rothenberg, stephen bradley, david michael, and wilbur bewley. producer’s, and cicada’s notes:

cicadian:
phaaaroahs phaaaaaaaaaaaarohhhh phaaaaaaaarraoooooooh tshtke-EHHHHHHH-ou chh chh chh chh chh chh chh chh chh chh chh chh mch mch mCH mCH mCH Ch ch ch ch ch swiiiiiiiiiiishhhh swiiiiiiiiiiishhhh swiiiiiiiiiiishhhh crzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzhh chrzzzzzzzzzzaahhh tshtke-EHHHHHHH-ou tshtke-EHHHHHHH- ou mch mch mCH mCH mCH Ch ch ch ch ch swiiiiiiiiiiishhhh

translation:
Magicicada septendecim, M. cassini, M. septendecula featuring Homo sapiens sonoris:

David Rothenberg, Stephen Bradley, David Michael, Wilbur Bewley (USA), Slavek Kwi & teenage students* from Scariff Community College in Ireland and uni.Sol_community worldwide. […]

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#761: 2021.06.13 [sebastiane hegarty]

three horizons
Sebastiane Hegarty

In 1901, Marconi sent a wireless signal from Knowles Farm on the Isle of Wight to the newly built Lizard Wireless Telegraphy Station, in Cornwall. Not only was this the furthest a wireless signal had travelled at that time, it was also the first ‘over-the horizon’ transmission. Prior to this, it was believed that ‘the operating range of wireless would be restricted to the [optical] horizon.’ But on the 23rd of January 1901, in what became known as ‘Marconi’s first great miracle’ the arrival of a brief dit-dit-dit at The Lizard Wireless Station, signalled not only the letter ‘s’, but also an escape from the visible and concrete, a flight from the material into the airy immaterial and unknown. […]

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#759: 2021.05.30 [mark vernon]

this edition has been produced by regular contributor mark vernon. producer’s notes:

Mark Vernon – Ribbons of Rust
Audio Archaeology Series Volume 2: Laem Thian

Ribbons of Rust continues a series of works exploring concepts around audio archaeology and found sound that began with the ‘Lend an ear, leave a word’ LP – Volume 1 in the Audio Archaeology series – released on Kye records in 2016. It is an irreverent, non-purist approach to field recording that puts found sound recordings of voices and music from the past on an equal footing with contemporary field recordings of a particular location. […]

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#757: 2021.05.16 [slavek kwi]

this week’s edition of framework:afield has been produced in ireland by slavek kwi, aka artificial memory trace. producer’s notes:

author: alfa00_2404_1
title: dUsk consEnsus III. (segment 1)

Abstract Audio Article in “kwatarese”** recorded “live” 24th April 202(1) during dusk starting at 7 PM, time-zone Ireland, eastern Clare by Slavek Kwi, correspondent for alfa_AAzine.
https://alfa00.bandcamp.com

** abstract multi-dimensional meta-language resemblant to human concept of “music” using the surrounding audio-environment as interface (WSi = weather sensitive installation) of connection in between transmitting and intercepting parties simultaneously “Kwatarese” is more focused on sharing the experience rather than information, looking for creating irrational sense of balance and resonance in between participating elements.

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