#742: 2021.01.31

i like this week’s show. i don’t have much more to say about it than that. after a framework introduction actually recorded for us by ben link collins (unlike last week’s intro, which i claimed was recorded by ben collins, but was actually recorded by barry cullin – can you see where i went wrong?), we begin our journey with sounds of interiors recorded by artists invited by eleanor cully, who then “placed a verse of [her] cuckoo song into each room and sent it back to each artist a month later… [she] embedded all five verses into the resonances of these rooms and spread them out across the album as a whole.”

cully’s cuckoo song mingled with sounds of fire and milk by steve roden, soundwalks from the footfalls 2 compilation, the latest online soundwork by nula, and recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps. a contemplative, wintry, warm edition, as we continue our worldwide cold weather (at least around these parts) lockdown.

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#740: 2021.01.17

we are back! it’s 2021, it’s COLD, the ground is white, and we are in full winter mode here at the framework temporary HQ. the heater is pointed at our toes, we’re typing with fingerless gloves on, and our glasses keep fogging up. but fear not! we are dedicated to bringing warm sounds to your ears throughout this new year!

sounds in this edition from both new discoveries (hayley suviste & lewis ashton) and old favorites (manja ristić & francisco meirino), along with sounds from the aporee maps from the US, austria, portugal, spain, and greece, and a framework introduction recorded for us by regular contributor barry cullen.

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#739: 2020.12.20

we finish off the year with sounds from the greek/vietnamese collaboration of dalot and sound awakener, along with found wire sounds recorded in sweden by british artist jez riley french, resonated metal from france-based greek artist eleni-ira panourgia, explorations of intimacy by australia-based bangladeshi artist shoeb ahmad, sounds from penghu island by taiwan-based french artist yannick dauby, soon-to-be-released ghost sounds from a now-demolished house by estonia-based american murmer (that’s me!), sounds from the aporee maps from finland, sweden, slovenia, germany, and japan, and a framework introduction recorded for us by cain blanchard by an american campfire. that’s a lot of traveling for a world essentially in lockdown. […]

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#737: 2020.12.06

two different sets of protest recordings made up the heart of this week’s show: fiona lee documented democracy protests in hong kong from june to september last year, while tomasz pizio recorded women’s rights protests in poland this past october. we hear these spaces transposed, as they are joined by glass and water sounds by tomoko sauvage, abstracted fragments from the free smartphone app developed by the langham research centre, sounds of a total solar eclipse from a pre-pandemic world by tim pilcher, and recent contributions to the aporee maps from south korea, germany and taiwan. […]

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#735: 2020.11.22

some sounds we’re really excited about this week, by our old friend emmanuel holterbach (as yet unreleased work for field recordings, objects and finnish poetry – labels take note!), as well as by three new names to the program, xiang, daniel kordík, and claudia ferretti. also aporee map sounds from croatia (the amazing sea organ that can be found there), lithuania, the u.s. and greece. and we began with a framework introduction recorded for us in the uk by richard bentley.

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#733: 2020.11.08

i didn’t quite realise how long this playlist was going to be when mixing this show, but it is indeed – 26 individual tracks by 11 artists, but wow, are there some great sounds in here. yifeat ziv’s site-specific vocal experiments really shine in this mix, along with brett masteller’s unreleased works, sailboat sounds captured by marine drouan, campsite ambiance reworkings by doug haire, haikus by annette vande gorne, and this week’s selection of listener chosen favorite from the aporee maps. go and hunt these works down – they deserve to be heard on their own as well. […]

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#731: 2020.10.25

not a lot to add this week – autumn sounds for autumn weather; the air is crisp and framework’s sauna-studio is cozy, but the shortening of the days (and changing of the clocks) is noticeable in the general atmosphere. pigeons, refrigerators, traffic, trains and trash all feature in this week’s show. light the fire and enjoy the sounds.

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#729: 2020.10.11

lots of projects we want to say something about this week – we absolutely love vilde&inga’s upcoming release (their 3rd, apparently, although the first we’ve heard) how forests think. vilde&inga is a norwegian improvising string duo (violin and double bass) who record their works in various non-studio locations (reminiscent of the classic kiyoharu-kijima releases from the early 2000’s). on this double-cd release those locations are in and around the city of oslo, on the docks and in the forest, exploring and interacting with the natural acoustics of their surroundings.

jimmy peggie explores and interacts with the natural acoustics of his chosen locations, the ghost towns of the state of arizona, manipulating and mixing material gathered in them with his own sonic contributions. and sonicity has gathered together a collection of early morning soundscapes, mostly recorded on international dawn chorus day as part of the reveil 2020 project, and thereby presenting a snapshot of spring sounds during the early days of the covid-19 pandemic. all this, along with a self-released short work by austyn wohlers, recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, and a framework introduction recorded in eastern tennessee by the purveyor of the park70 cassette label, cain blanchard. […]

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#727: 2020.09.27

this week, two vinyl releases (kate carr, miki yui), one cassette (philip sulidae), and one cd (robert scott thompson – why does that last one now seem like the most old fashioned of these formats?), all with streamable digital versions with links below, along with new listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps (also with direct links), and an intro by regular contributor barry cullen that has been waiting patiently since 2015 (!) i believe, although my less-than-rock-solid filing methods may have got that mixed up. […]

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#725: 2020.09.13

in this edition amazing new sounds from the gruenrekorder imprint by julia bünnagel, who casts urban surfaces as records and then plays the casts on turntables. also binaural works for dance by bill vine, travels by alëna korolëva, sounds from portugal by emmanuel mieville, sounds from sardinia by monika pich, recent listener chosen favorites from the aporee maps, and an intro recorded for us way back in 2015 by regular contributor ben link collins. […]

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#724: 2020.07.26

we used our last show of the summer to pay tribute to this year’s world listening day, celebrated each year on july 18th. this year we returned to our trusty friends at the aporee soundmaps and dug deep into their WLD2020 project map to make the framework (ahem) for this show. the WLD2020 project map on aporee features contributions recorded on that day from around the world – you can find it here: https://aporee.org/maps/projects/wld2020. we picked 13 contributions from 10 countries from some familiar and some new recordists to our airwaves.

we also listened to recent releases by absolute value of noise collaborating with anna friz, by jen kutler, and by hamed mafakheri. there are bandcamp links to all the releases, and from there you can find links back to the artist and label webpages, and stream of buy the releases yourselves. there are direct links to all the sounds on the aporee soundmaps, or you can find them all on the project map linked to above. and we began our show with a framework introduction recorded for us by james bailey in toronto, canada – you can hear more of his work on his soundcloud page, also linked to in the playlist. […]

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#722: 2020.07.12

the summer drones took me in this mix – distant buzzing from an unidentifiable location, i’m not even entirely sure where they came from. definitely some more lockdown sounds in here, another piece from erstwhile records amplify2020 online festival, this one by vanessa rossetto, an exploration of familiar (to him) space by éric la casa, and an abstract domestic survey by matilde meireles. also (in contrast) some wide-world travels by mark vernon, and sounds of (electrical) failure by jd zazie, a piano being tuned, documented by heitor alves, and our regular segment of listened chosen favorites from the aporee maps.

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#720: 2020.06.28

it got HOT here this week – it took our minds off pandemics and protests and isolation and made us concentrate on finding some shade and a lake to jump in. the sounds as well seem to have melted somewhat – their edges blurred and they slurred together into a slow moving, cooling mass, hopefully bringing cooler temperatures for your ears. sounds from coventry, uk, where michael lightborne used various mic’ing techniques to record the megastructure of conventry ring road. minimal meditations on passing by canadian composer france jobin. further abstracted soundscapes by chra (christina nemec), urban eden (a collaboration between liz helman and dominic hemy) and simon šerc. more listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps. and a framework introduction recorded in bytom, poland by tomasz pizio. […]

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