#893: 2024.06.09 [felicity ford]

this week we continue our look back at some early framework:afield classics, as we revisit our second edition of the series, produced in the uk by artist, author, podcaster, knitter, and longtime friend of the program, felicity ford, aka felix, first aired on the 19th of may 2006

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#891: 2024.05.26 [ben owen]

this week we continue our look back at some early framework:afield classics, as we revisit our first ever “official” bimonthly edition of the series, produced in new york city by artist, publisher and printer ben owen, and first broadcast on the 5th of may, 2006. it is comprised of recordings […]

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#889: 2024.05.12 [andrew jacques]

this week we begin looking back at some classic editions of framework:afield – first up is our original pilot episode for the series, produced in london in 2006 by andrew jacques, and featuring a mix of sounds by italian composer walter marchetti. for more of andrew’s work visit https://soundcloud.com/a-d-jacques.

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#887: 2024.04.28 [michael northam]

this edition of framework:afield, entitled whisper to dragons, was produced in the united states, using recordings made in south asia, by michael northam. producer’s notes: a document produced by Michael Northam putting together in order to digest his 2022-23 chapter of life in south Asia. […]

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#883: 2024.03.31 [steven sherrill]

The latest framework:afield episode, “Septet at the Threshold,” produced by Steven Sherrill, features an event where seven pianos were burned at a gathering of over a hundred people. For additional work, visit stevensherrill.com. The Patreon campaign has 115 patrons, holding steady at 59% of the funding goal.

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#881: 2024.03.17 [alexandros hadjitimotheou]

This edition of Framework:afield, produced by Alexandros Hadjitimotheou in Greece and named “The Great Black Cormorant Chant,” features serene soundscapes recorded at Lake Petres, Amyntaio. Evita Voudouri contributed exclusive artwork for the album. Details of Hadjitimotheou’s work can be found online. The Patreon campaign supporting the project reports 114 patrons and is 59% towards its goal.

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#879: 2024.03.03 [steve barsotti]

The Patreon campaign for Framework Radio saw a slight dip in support, now at 113 patrons and 59% towards their funding goal. Featured is Steve Barsotti’s production with the Seattle Phonographers Union, which includes recordings from unique Seattle locations, offering distinct acoustics. Some excerpts have been released on LP, with unreleased Georgetown Steamplant material in this edition.

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#877: 2024.02.18 [john banister]

The Patreon campaign for Framework Radio reports 115 patrons and is 60% towards its goal. The latest edition, titled ‘Til the World Will Sing Again,’ produced by John Banister in the U.S., features 1970s tape recordings of his uncle Bryan and sister Junelle singing hymns and playing piano, with clips of Bryan explaining the performances.

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#875: 2024.02.04 [terence lloren]

The Patreon campaign for Framework Radio has seen a slight decline with 113 patrons, now 59% towards their funding goal. This edition, “Sound Bath Sessions,” produced in Hong Kong by Terence Lloren, documents over 100 sound baths with aims to grow across Asia. The project blends field recording with wellness, capturing live environmental details alongside the healing sound art of local practitioners. Lloren encourages experiencing live sound baths for their full effect, while supporting the local scene. Recordings are released weekly on Bandcamp, with exclusive tracks on Insight Timer.

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#873: 2024.01.21 [phill niblock]

this edition of framework:afield is the second of two shows in memory of the great composer phill niblock, who sadly passed away on january 8th of this year at the age of 90. this is a rebroadcast of a show recorded with phill live in the resonancefm studios in london on the 5th of february, 2007. here again are a few words i wrote for last week’s show, which can be heard at https://frameworkradio.net/2024/01/872-2024-01-14/:

i first met phill here in estonia in 2006 during an art festival in the small village of mooste, and friendship was immediately kindled. this was nothing unusual – phill traveled copiously, and had friends in every corner, and kept in touch with all of us. he had a way of making every one of his friendships feel special, and was somehow able to maintain them all. soon after that first meeting, we were meeting again in the states, and then the uk, and then france. everywhere i went, he seemed to be there. i performed in his loft in new york, and helped organise his performance in london. interviewed him for resonance fm, and hosted him for a brief holiday, with plenty of red wine, in the french countryside. my time with him was always also time with his partner of 22 years, katherine liberovskaya, and often also time with other friends we had both met that summer in estonia, rie nakajima and marie roux, now of the performance group o yama o.

and i haven’t even mentioned his music yet. his oft-quoted description of his own sound begins to sum it up: No harmony. No melody. No rhythm. No bullshit. phill’s sound was massive, and he preferred to listen to it that way, presenting is to live audiences at 110dB. he had definite favorites, which he even presented to me (and many others, i’m sure) on a home-burned cdr with ‘personal faves’ hand-written on it.

i hadn’t seen phill in person in several years, but our last communication was just this past may, in response to the announcement for a show i made featuring sounds from my own home. it was short, succinct, and typical of phill’s communication:

patrick
phabulous indeed
phill

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#870: 2023.12.10 [dave phillips]

this episode has been produced by dave phillips and is entitled solos/amazon mutations. for more info see amazoniarevisited.com. producer’s notes:

These radio programs emerged as the fruit of the creative residency that brought together four sound artists – Thelmo Cristovam (BR), EdBrass (BR), Rodrigo Ramos (BR) and Dave Phillips (Switzerland), from the sound material captured in 2006 by Thelmo Cristovam and in 2011 by Dave Phillips, both in the Amazon rainforest. The sound records of 2006, digitized and restored in the first phase of this project by Thelmo Cristovam, now resurface revisited and reimagined in the creation of the pieces in this series.

Program 4: Solos and Amazon Mutations – by Dave Phillips

Since this project is based on collaboration, for the first part I asked each collaborator for a solo piece of 6 minutes and 45 seconds, with all the sounds coming from field recordings.

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#868: 2023.11.26 [manja ristić & mark vernon]

this edition of framework:afield is a collaboration between regular contributors manja ristić and mark vernon. for more information see their websites at https://manjaristic.blogspot.com/ and http://meagreresource.com/. producer’s notes:

The artistic practice of both Manja and Mark has been deeply immersed in the sonic strata of space and the imaginary narratives that emerge from it. A dedication to the culture of memory, the sounding of lost voices and an unorthodox approach to re-composing the soundscape, conveniently unites these two experimenters in a collaboration that arises from research into one particularly inspiring locality – the island of Korčula.

In addition to their own field recordings, the artists were given access to the audio archives of the local radio station, including sounds of local folk customs, traditional songs, festivities and music. The strong anthropological emphasis in this collection of works is intended to encourage a deeper consideration of the coexistence of people and the environment in a historically dense climate. The appropriation of the hidden narratives of a small town on the fringes of the European Union opens up new fields of reflection on identity that looks back at the “centre of the periphery”, pointing to the importance of “small” spaces in the creation of European heritage.

‘Sound postcards from the centre of the periphery’ will be stored permanently in the audio archives of Radio Korčula. Who knows, maybe someone will dig them out in 50 years and say: “…there you go!” This will make your head ring!”

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#866: 2023.11.12 [rodrigo ramos]

this edition of framework:afield is the 3rd in a series of 4 entitled amazonia revisited, airing over the second half of 2023. this episode has been produced in brazil by rodrigo ramos and is entitled the strong wind will blow our houses down – kéro, kéro, kéro. for more info see amazoniarevisited.com. producer’s notes:

These radio programs emerged as the fruit of the creative residency that brought together four sound artists – Thelmo Cristovam (BR), EdBrass (BR), Rodrigo Ramos (BR) and Dave Phillips (Switzerland), from the sound material captured in 2006 by Thelmo Cristovam and in 2011 by Dave Phillips, both in the Amazon rainforest. The sound records of 2006, digitized and restored in the first phase of this project by Thelmo Cristovam, now resurface revisited and reimagined in the creation of the pieces in this series.

Program 3: The strong wind will blow our houses down & kéro, kéro, kéro (quickly, quickly, quickly) – by Rodrigo Ramos
The radio pieces made by the sound artist Rodrigo Ramos during the artist residency of the project Amazonia Revisited, uses the field recordings of Thelmo Cristovam in 2006 in the surroundings of Lake Mamori, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, and the material of Dave Phillips, collected in Challua Cocha, Rio Napo and Yasuni National Park, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, in 2011.

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