#778: 2021.11.21

we’ve been a fan of éric la casa’s work since he was half of syllyk back in the early 90’s – it’s as if his technique and aesthetic have developed along the same trajectories as our ears, and once again he doesn’t fail to impress with his new everyday unknown series of abstract sound constructions. they blended nicely with the geographic captures of nikki sheth (south africa), jeff gburek (bulgaria) and paula schopf (chilé). we topped it all off with sounds from italy, canada, russia and czechia from the aporee soundmaps, and an introduction full of hailstones from northern ireland.

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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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#776: 2021.11.07

old and new(er) friends in this weeks edition – i first met both howard stelzer and jeff surak back in the early 00’s, while jilliene sellner (who put together the harbour me release) has been a regular contributor over these last few years, and anna xambó (who put me on to the dirty dialogues release) first got in touch a few weeks ago. their sounds sound like old friends, though; we hope you’ll enjoy listening to this mix as much as we enjoyed making it. […]

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#775: 2021.10.31 [jilliene sellner]

On 18 July 2021* members of Heya Collective simultaneously live streamed for 1 hour, from Turkey, UK, Lebanon and Egypt, the sounds of their immediate surroundings in response to the call out for World Listening Day 2021 (link: https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/world-listening-day-2021-the-unquiet-earth/). It emerged for us as time to come together apart, listening to the audible and contemplating the positioning of the callout and our experiences of the pandemic, as female field recordists, our relationship to one another and to the environment. The end result was not quiet, let alone ‘beyond the threshold of human hearing’, but an interpersonal and interspecies dialogue (often precisely because of the absence of each other and of other species’ audibility in those moments) of dispersed but connected ‘noisy’ realities.

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#774: 2021.10.24 [ian rawes]

we learned this week with great sadness of the passing of ian rawes, sonic enthusiast and single-handed creator/curator/producer of the london sound survey; a charismatic fantastic speaker, generous soul, and good friend of the program. he will be greatly, greatly missed, and we dedicate this program to his life, his work and his memory. our thoughts go out to those closer to him than we were.

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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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#772: 2021.10.10

autumn colors and temperatures have arrived bringing with them autumn sounds – peter wullen and sophia emmanouilidou (we’re sure we didn’t pronounce your name correctly on the air, and for that we apologise) bring us new soundscape works, while silvain vanot and pierre-yves macé improvise with the streets of paris, and joan schuman gives us a wooly, dreamy radiophonic work. meanwhile the aporee soundmaps take us to poland, germany, the uk and lithuania.

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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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#770: 2021.09.26

autumn is here! the chill has settled on framework HQ, although we begin this program with a wintery intro, proceed intro tropical rainforests, move onto the water, and take in the smell of passing time. nothing else to add really – enjoy the leaves!

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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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#768: 2021.09.12

well folks, we’re back! we’ve been on our annual break for the month of august, cleaning the sauna and resting our ears, but now we’re back in the studio, bathing in sounds. we’re now permanently installed in the new framework HQ, although we’re missing things some little things, like doors and a few windows, and the well keeps running dry, but at least the listening is organised. we’ve got some great new sounds to get the season started, included a cracker by an old favorite, byron westbrook, and a compilation we’ve been meaning to get to for some thing, the make noise myanmar project, in support or artists and musicians there. also another great release on flaming pines, this one by liz helman, and of course a selection of recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps. and it all began with an introduction recorded for us in the united states by stephen bradley, more of whose work can by heard in the recent uni.sol_ edition of framework:afield.

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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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#766: 2021.07.18

this is out last regular edition before our annual summer break – every year we take the month of august off to refresh and recharge our ears, and this year we’ll be doing that while finally (hopefully!) moving framework into it’s new permanent home and studio. we’ve been semi-nomadic for almost a year now, and we’re really looking forward to putting our bags and our monitors down for good.

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