#738: 2020.12.13 [john f. barber]

COVID Dreamscapes is a sonic narrative of dreams prompted by the COVID-19 (COrona, VIrus, Disease) pandemic (pan = all, demic = people). COVID dreams are widely reported as strange, intense, colorful, and vivid reflections of concerns and fears over contagion, loneliness, loss of control, stress over work and/or life. Medical researchers offer interpretations about meanings. Websites provide opportunities to share and even visualize COVID dreams.

COVID Dreamscapes uses field recordings and found sounds to portray spiraling sonic mashups both real and imagined associated with my personal COVID dreams. While different from what other people are hearing in their COVID dreams these dreamscapes may prompt thoughts about this unique overlay of sound in our lives. […]

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#736: 2020.11.29 [mark vernon]

The Dominion of Din is a radio play made out of recordings from a single fixed perspective over an eighteen-year period. It is created entirely from field recordings made out of the rear window of my flat in the West End of Glasgow. In essence, it is a catalogue of exterior sounds that have annoyed, disturbed or angered me over the years living at this residence – and sounds that have largely disappeared during lockdown. […]

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#734: 2020.11.15 [kent macpherson]

As Covid-19 gripped New Zealand in March 2020, field recordist Kent Macpherson began documenting his surroundings. Making field recordings in his back yard for 65 consecutive days. From Lockdown level 3 through 4 then back again to level one, these recordings document the sounds of a rural village in the Waikato region of the north island. It is interesting to note the slow fade of the cicadas as the days become colder in May. Then the native New Zealand bird, the Tui begins its courtship song. The absence of human din means the fauna are allowed a certain freedom. The native wildlife begins to communicate with a clarity not known in its generation. Then as the quarantine lifts, the modulating white noise of motor vehicles once again cuts through that freedom.

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#732: 2020.11.01 [thomas park]

Thomas Park and his wife Torrey are very happy with their abode– since moving in nearly 5 years ago, their favorite thing to do is to stay at home, visit one another and get things done.

You will likely never visit their home in Saint Louis, unless you know them personally.

Thomas wanted to express some of the joys of his house sonically– to invite others in to listen to the sounds that he experiences often in his favorite habitat.

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#730: 2020.10.18 [ian-john]

And so,…how do recordings of sounds found in the environment function for various people? What kind of interactive possibilities arise? 8 sound artists and improvisers were invited to make sounds in response to a collection of recorded found sounds. In this program you can hear both the original recordings and the artists’ sonic interpretations.

현장녹음소리에서 인터페이스으로::Field_to_Interface

Guidance for participants::

First, listen to the sounds I have sent you, and think about how your sound making relates to it.
Next, use the sounds like a score and, part by part, build some kind of response using whatever stands out to you as a cue. Lastly, when ready, using a headphone on one ear and having one ear naked, simultaneously listen to and respond to the score…that’s enough. […]

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#728: 2020.10.04 [martin p. eccles]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the uk by martin p. eccles.. producer’s notes:

“From the start of the UK’s lockdown, every day I walked from my house, for 20 minutes in any and all directions; I mapped my route and recorded my walking. My walking had made Contención Island (contención is containment in Esperanto – an international name for an international pandemic) – and the walking became exploration of my island. I walk until easing begins – 42 days.”

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#726: 2020.09.20 [k. lutz]

this edition, entitled free port, has been produced in hamburg, germany by engineer, writer and sound artist (and brother of regular contributor d.l. lutz), k. lutz. sound sources: exclusively own material, unedited and unprocessed; recorded around 2010 in the free trade zones of the port of hamburg, germany […]

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#723: 2020.07.19 [lucio haeser]

My name is Lucio Haeser, I am from Brazil, and today we are going to take a soundwalk along the central streets of Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, a state that is in the extreme south of the country.

Porto Alegre is the center of a metropolitan region with more than 4 million inhabitants. Here we hear traffic noise, street vendors and people talking. This recording was made on March 6, 2020, when Brazil had not yet realized the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Brazil, it is said that the year begins in March, right after the summer holidays in the southern hemisphere. The center of Porto Alegre was already noisier, when it really concentrated all business. But here we still have a good sound document of what the city is.

We started walking on Avenida Borges de Medeiros towards Rua da Praia, Voluntários da Pátria and Mercado Público.

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#721: 2020.07.05 [brad brace]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced by brad brace, and features sounds from his project belize revisited. for more information see the following link: http://www.bbrace.net/belizerevisited.html. or download the complete pdf book here: http://bradbracebook.store/000pdfs//BZrev1.pdf

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#719: 2020.06.21 [keith de mendonca]

this edition of framework:afield, entitled loops, phases, repetitions, has been produced in the uk by regular contributor keith de mendonca. Some of these recordings were made before 2020 and have been used again in this show. Other recordings were made at the start of 2020 around the world in ever decreasing circles as the Corona virus took hold and travel steadily reduced and finally ceased. Many of the recordings made in 2020 are related to the demonstrations and marches that have taken place in London this year. Some recordings have been treated as phased loops to reinforce the repetition of the words or sounds. Other recordings are of machines and circular movements.

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#717: 2020.06.07 [margarethe maierhofer-lischka]

The coronavirus lockdown has changed the sense of space and place for many. Being confined somehwere, we start to listen and perceive differently, questioning ourselves and the space around us. Orientation gets a different meaning when we explore things from the inside out. This edition of framework:afield has been initially produced and presented in the context of the project “Grazer Soundscapes”, a community fieldrecording project run by Radio Helsinki in the city of Graz. Revised and reworked for framework, it weaves together fragmented musings about (acoustic-spatial) orientation with recordings from silent cities, quiet homes and other “isolated” spaces. Included are recordings from the Grazer Soundscapes project, soundpieces by Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka and Lale Rodgarkia-Dara as well as sounds from the aporee soundmap.

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#715: 2020.05.24 [d. l. lutz]

this edition of framework:afield, entitled, ‘earscape: freeze’, has been produced in berlin, germany by architect, writer, sound artist and regular contributor d. l. lutz. producer’s notes:

“It does not get any colder than this… The world has frozen over, and you are standing in the middle of this wilderness – minus forty degrees, and plenty of strange noises around. Ice produces some of the purest and most intriguing sounds, some of them do not sound natural at all.

“We start and end that show with improvisations on ice instruments by a Norwegian jazzer. In-between, you hear thermal cracks on frozen lakes, calving glaciers, breaking icebergs, falling slowflakes, the howling of wind in glacier crevices, and also a couple of frost-resisting animals like seals, seabirds and whales surfacing in the Antarctic. Enjoy the journey to the coldest regions of the earth!”

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#713: 2020.05.10 [rasmus östling]

https://media.blubrry.com/framework/p/archive.org/download/2020.05.10FrameworkRadio/framework713-2020.05.10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:00 — 140.9MB)Subscribe: RSS patreon campaign progress report:74% towards our goal (no change)74 patrons (no change)want to help? http://www.patreon.com/frameworkradio this edition of framework:afield has been produced in turku, finland by rasmus östling. for more information see his instagram page: http://instagram.com/rasmusostling. producer’s notes: During these trying times I’m…

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