#746: 2021.02.28

a few releases from a new label for us this week, cacophonous revival, bringing us sounds by jen kutler and samuel goff. kutler’s work is one of those that questions the definition of ‘field recording’ – these are sonifications of recorded physiological data, so a representation of found material, although not location recordings. field recording? you tell us.

also new sounds by EKG, the collaboration between longtime friend of the program ernst karel and kyle bruckmann; a gorgeous (both physically and sonically) lp from last year by finnish sound wizard marja ahti, recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, and a framework introduction featuring chickens recorded for us on the south downs in the uk by joseph young.

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#745: 2021.02.21 [mark vernon]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in scotland by mark vernon. for more information see his website at http://meagreresource.com. producer’s notes:

The composition of this soundscape combines field recordings of contemporary Lisbon with found tape recordings from the past; reel-to-reel tapes, micro-cassettes and Dictaphones collected from the Feira de Ladra market – a popular and lively flea market in the Alfama district.

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#744: 2021.02.14

stéphane marin has been curating the each morning of the world series for several years now – i even contributed a work myself to the north american edition – but somehow it’s taken us this long to get any of them in the show. so we’re starting with the first one, matins de france, which features (obviously) recordists and recordings from france, produced in 2017. also in the show, new works from éric la casa, jen boyd, blanc sceol, and two works from last year, by pablo diserens and simon whetham. all this started with a framework introduction recorded for us in norway by terje paulsen.

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#743: 2021.02.07 [stijn demeulenaere]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in belgium by stijn demeulenaere. for further info on his work see his website at http://www.stijndemeulenaere.be. producer’s notes:

Stijn Demeulenaere is a sound artist and field recordist from Belgium. He creates installations, composes soundscapes, performs and does sound design for dance, theatre and film. As part of his field recording practice, Stijn travels to different places in the world, and records the sound there, both urban soundscapes and pristine nature recordings. Latitudes is a project in which Stijn brings these recordings together.

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#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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#741: 2021.01.24 [alëna korolëva]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in canada by alёna korolёva. producer’s notes:

What a relief to arrive at last in this new city. Your feet are restless, they take you across bridges and underneath construction sites, under the river even, where you embrace views that make you feel like you have ears all over your new body.

This hour-long travelogue grazes across sonic neighborhoods that might resemble Tbilisi, Batumi, Toronto, Havana, St. Petersburg, Ulyanovsk, Strasbourg, Marseille, Naples, Reggio Calabria, Lisbon and Barcelona. Or at least, the sound sources, the original copies, were first heard there.

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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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