#845: 2023.05.14 [hiroko komiya & chris h. lynn]

this edition of framework:afield had been produced between japan and the united states by hiroko komiya and chris h. lynn. producer’s notes:

Title: UKIGUMO, which is Japanese for Drifting Clouds.
A seasonal (Spring) collaboration between Hiroko Komiya and Chris H. Lynn. Recordings shared between Japan and the US (mostly Maryland).
Photo: Teruko Shimura.

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#843: 2023.04.30 [stefan paulus]

this week’s edition of framework:afield, entitled ethnography in passing by, has been produced in switzerland, with recordings made in the united states, by stefan paulus. for more of his work see https://noWHERE-NOWhere.org. producer’s notes:

Actually, the title should be “ethnography in cycling through”, because the following field recordings and conversation snippets were created on a bicycle journey across the USA, on the way from Miami, Florida to Oakland, California. You can listen to the noises of tent cities in the heart of the strongest economy on earth, but also to the stories of people struggling to survive on these edge of civilization and trying to support their community.

The idea behind this field research was to hear about the community life, the social and political organization, cultural expressions of the social spaces and to capture the stories of people I meet accidentally on the road. These were mainly pedestrians, people living on the streets or in the bushes, activists and people who invited me for a coffee or a beer.

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#839: 2023.04.02 [david parker & stefan christoff]

https://media.blubrry.com/1474243/archive.org/download/2023.04.02FrameworkRadio/framework839-2023.04.02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:00 — 138.0MB)Subscribe: RSSpatreon campaign progress report:114 patrons (down from 118)61% towards our goal (no change)want to help? http://www.patreon.com/frameworkradio this edition, entitled ice and signal, has been produced in canada by david parker & stefan christoff. for more artist information, visit the social media links below. producer’s…

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#837: 2023.03.19 [paul mallatratt]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the uk by paul mallatratt. for more of his work see https://paulmallatratt.bandcamp.com. producer’s notes:

As well as sitting still and listening to the world exist around me, I sometimes like to walk about, especially when a route might take me through differing soundscapes, like woodlands and towns, parks and busy traffic. I like the contrast between the tranquillity of a quiet, calming space and the urgency and chaos of the modern world. This soundwalk mixes all these together and features walks through towns, cities, parks, supermarkets, woodlands and beaches in England, Scotland and Germany. Take a seat, relax, and open your ears.

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#835: 2023.03.05 [jason kahn]

this edition of framework:afield, entitled soundings, has been produced in switzerland by jason kahn. for more of his work see https://jasonkahn.net/. producer’s notes:

The radio piece Soundings is an adaption of the book of the same name, which is a collection of 77 texts and field recordings, with each text being written in reaction to one of the recordings on the accompanying CD.

The idea here is to think about how sounds in our everyday lives trigger certain memories or images. And to explore this through the writing of these texts as a kind of field recording of our thoughts and sensations in relation to hearing these sounds again in their recorded form, frozen in time and disassociated from their original source.

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#833: 2023.02.19 [pierre juillard]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in france by pierre juillard. for more of his work see https://pierrejuillard.bandcamp.com. producer’s notes:

Bonjour, i’m Pierre Juillard from France. I’m working in ecology and protection of biodiversity and I’m a musician and audio-naturalist as well. This programme called ‘unknown languages’ was recorded between March and September 2022, in the east of Burgundy. All these places are located around my home : large forests, dry meadows, cliffs and wetlands.

This piece summarizes hours of lonely hikes, waiting, contemplation, observation, silence, restrained breathing … and enhances the biodiversity of this area full of rich natural sites, but highly threatened by human activities as everywhere else in the world.

I collected these recordings for an educational project with the aim of raising awareness of biodiversity of sound and encouraging the listener to discover for himself. It was also a beautiful deep listening experience for me, focused on the acoustics of places and the discovery of new languages.

You will hear the songs of some of the more representative insects, birds and amphibians of this region. No processed sounds here. Have a good listen.

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#831: 2023.02.05 [yair lópez]

This episode is curated by Yair López in collaboration with the Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts (CMMAS) with pieces generated within the International Field Recording Meeting (EIGC). We present sounds recorded in various points of Jalisco, State, Mexico: El Estero el Salado in Puerto Vallarta, the surroundings of Talpa de Allende, and the Ribera de Chapala (taking Jocotepec as epicenter). The EIGC was born in 2011 and in 2022 it celebrates five editions, four of which have been supported by the headship of Music and Sound Art of the Secretary of Culture of the state of Jalisco. This variety of places and ecosystems have been explored by a transdisciplinary work group made up of: biologists, scientists, artists with a solid track record, and artists in training through a residency program in 2019, 2020, and 2021. The variety of interests, working techniques, and technological tools of each of the participants gives an amazing richness to each of the pieces. We are very excited to be able to share the pieces generated by: Andrés Aguilar, Antonio Reyes, Daniela Olmedo, Enrique Flores Trinidad, Erik Sánchez, Juan Antonio Vargas, Kimberlyn Madariaga, Miguel Meléndez, Raymundo Macedo, Tania Rubio, Tito Rivas, and Vico Valle.

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#829: 2023.01.22 [john f. barber]

this edition of framework:afield, entitled southside soundwalk, has been produced in the united states, using recordings made along the river thames on london’s south bank in the uk, by john f. barber. for more information see his website at http://nouspace.net/john/. producer’s notes:

Southside Soundwalk is a 58:00 soundwalk composed of field recordings collected while walking along the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England. It provides a listening experience of the urban life in this vibrant, international city.

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#826: 2022.12.11 [polakvanbekkum]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced on curaçao by the netherlands based artist-duo polakvanbekkum and is entitled the sound sails, episode beach grote knip. for more information, go to the artist website at http://www.polakvanbekkum.com. producers’ notes:

In the sparkling waves, children scream. Parents stand with cocktails up to their knees in the surf. We walk slowly up and down beach Grote Knip. In the distance, jet ski’s race by. On the beach people are barbecuing, playing, chatting, maybe kissing/making out. Each person has their specific music, sometimes someone brings music for the whole beach. Rufous-collared Sparrow, black mockingbird, oriole and Bananaquit prey on the abandoned potato chips or French fries. At some distance from the waves, you can hear the birds better. Then it starts raining, briefly but heavily. We take shelter, all of us, under the sparse gazebo’s. After five minutes, the sun dries everything up.

Sound plays an important role in the artworks of Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum. For the third year in a row they produced the podcast The Sound Sails (Het Geluid Vaart) for the Oerol Festival; a theatre festival on the small island Terschelling in the north of the Netherlands.The podcast brings listeners to five spots on the tropical Caribbean island Curaçao, and twelve on Terschelling itself. Both islands are part of the so called “Dutch Kingdom”.  Each episode consist of one hour of an undisturbed recording of a unique location. For framework radio they chose the  edition that was recorded on the popular Curacao beach Grote Knip.

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#824: 2022.11.27 [CENSE]

You are listening to the fourth episode of CENSE bimonthly mixtapes series. CENSE – Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies – is a decentralised organisation, gathering artists, educators, writers and researchers, whose aim is to gather and interconnect the community behind the field of acoustic ecology. Members are united by the determination to develop a strategy allowing an impact on the current situation dealing with sound and environment. This is the second episode focusing on one of the four basic elements. This episode: Earth.

Symptoms of Evidence mixtape series is focused on bringing the field of acoustic ecology closer to the local listeners and interested individuals, introducing field-recordings as a sonic tool for examining our sound environment and enabling us to gain a deeper knowledge on the consequences of environmental processes, together with possible solutions retrieval. further info on the network can be found on the webpage https://cense.earth/.

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#822: 2022.11.13 [iris garrelfs]

This one hour composition is the result of a workshop exploring the relationship between field recordings and the voice. It was conducted remotely by Iris Garrelfs, for the International Field Recording Meeting (EIGC) based in Mexico in summer 2022.

Coming from a range of Latin American countries, some of the participants were new to the practice, others were more experienced. Locations included large cities and smaller places as well as indoor and outdoor settings, populated by street vendors, musicians, cars, birds, dogs. You can hear markets, a university campus, sounds drifting into a basement.

After completion of the workshop participants selected or created a 1-2min long section from their source recordings which were then combined into this 1 hour long piece by Iris Garrelfs. The result superimposes spatially disjointed, but temporally corresponding experiences across the continent, from Guadalajara in Mexico over Trinidad in Bolivia to Buenos Aires in Argentina.

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#820: 2022.10.30 [jo mongomerie]

this week’s edition of framework:afield has been produced in manchester, uk by jo montgomerie. for more of her work see https://jomontgomerie.com/. producer’s notes:

I love to walk around the city, taking photos and sneaky recordings. I never stop, just keep walking. There’s a constant pulse, between the clubs and the wind and rain. The people and traffic. It’s a musical place.

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#818: 2022.10.16 [david clarke]

This edition of framework:afield, entitled moons of the solar system, has been produced in the uk by david clarke, aka @IAmTheHow. for more information see https://www.iamthehow.com/store/. producer’s notes:

Moons of the Solar System

An acoustic journey through our solar system as we visit ‘other moons’. The sounds of distant chains saws, wind turbines, elastic bands and springs are mixed and treated to convey a sense of wonder as we journey to Enceladus and Io.

Each piece accompanies a handmade print which can be viewed via the link while listening, to provide an experience in both sound and vision: https://www.iamthehow.com/store/. As the compositions are ‘slow’, with periods of silence, the use of headphones is highly recommended.

Not long ago the planets and their moons within our Solar System were thought to be void of activity, but now we know there is active geology and climate throughout. The ice bright Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, would sit in the North Sea; a small moon with a big story waiting to be told: thick ice with massive crevasses ‘The Tiger Stripes’ through which the waters of the hidden ocean erupt into the geysers that reach into space. And then there’s Io, one of the four Galilean satellites that orbits the gas giant Jupiter; it is about the same size as the Earth’s Moon, but it’s subject to intense gravitational warping, which most likely explains the high level of volcanic activity.

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