spring has sprung and the doors are open in the temporary sauna-studio framework HQ – ok, it’s cold and rainy right now, but it was beautiful when making this show. a new project by old friend michael northam this week, who was one of our first ever in-studio live performances on denmark street in london back in the early late 2002, his jewel ship explores virtual synthesizers and field recordings captured along his north american and asian travels. also lovely sounds we’ve been trying to get to for some time by bethan kellough, budhaditya chattopadhyay (who was recently here in estonia, although with lockdown we didn’t manage to meet him), and embla quickbeam. also recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, and a framework introduction recorded by northern irish regular-contributor barry cullen, although this time recorded in west virginia in 2018.Read more
The following audio sequence by Mehrnaz, Farah, Richard, Ján, Marco, David, Ghaith and Hilde was realized during Raviv Ganchrow’s Aural Tectonics workshop at the Institute of Sonology, The Hague, in the spring of 2021. Aural Tectonics explores the site-specificity and context-dependency of in-situ sound by fostering a critical awareness of, and attitudes towards, environmental ambiance. Founded in a practice-based approach, the workshop develops situated strategies for listening, recording, sound montage and mapping as well as experimental approaches to situated sound synthesis and site-specific sound intervention. Each year, a particular site is chosen around which a sequence of intensive projects are developed, fostering diverse approaches to ‘hearing place’ and encouraging individual approaches towards hearing contextual ambiance and the spatial agency of situated sounds.Read more
we hope this edition sounds like spring, because it feels like spring here – the green explosion has not yet come (it usually doesn’t until may) but the windows are open, the birds are singing and the ponds have thawed. ok, i might be jumping the gun a little, it’s only 11C outside, but 11C feels like 25C when you’ve spent the -15C winter in an unheated outbuilding. anyway, sorry, were we talking about radio?
our springtime was ushered in by manja ristić, pierrot desperes, beatriz ferreyra, natasha barrett, dave phillips, an intro by cain blanchard, and listener-chosen favorite recent uploads to the aporee maps. almost every single release in this edition has been self-released on bandcamp (apart from the one split LP, which is also available for listening digitally on bandcamp), and direct links to all of them can be found below. go and listen, and if you like what you hear, please support these artists.Read more
this edition, entitled peace of home, has been produced in canada by shawn pinchbeck. for more information see http://www.spinchbeck.com/, or https://shawnpinchbeck.bandcamp.com/. producer’s notes:
At the beginning of the global pandemic in May 2020, I was living in the North Western Peace Region of Alberta, Canada in the city of Grande Prairie.
Looking for something socially distant and outdoors to do, I started driving into the countryside and recording the soundscapes I found there with a Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone and Zoom F4 recorder. At first, I didn’t have a project in mind. I was just enjoying exploring the different places I found and the recordings I was making. Then, an idea for a soundscape piece documenting places in the four directions away from the city took hold. […]Read more
well folks, we’ve hit another landmark, albeit a slightly more subdued one this time around – this is our 750th show! edition #001 was way back on june 14th, 2002, and, embarrassingly, you can hear it here: https://frameworkradio.net/2002/06/001-2002-06-14/
meanwhile, 749 shows, 19 years, 3 countries, and 9 homes later, we’re still at it, for better or for worse. we would have loved to do another Big Thing to mark this occasion, as we did for both framework250 (https://frameworkeditions.bandcamp.com/album/framework250) and framework500 (https://frameworkeditions.bandcamp.com/album/framework500) but it just couldn’t happen this time around, for a whole collection of reasons (including a global pandemic) and we had to settle for a quiet glass of local moonshine and a late-night film. but we’ll plan something big for framework1000, which at this pace should happen something in early 2027, we promise!Read more
this edition of framework:afield, entitled mixtape #1, has been produced in belgium by willem sannen. for more information see https://soundcloud.com/willemsannen. producer’s notes:
Over the years some field recordings or sound works stayed with me. I tend to replay them which I normally don’t do. I usually listen to an album or a recording once, in full concentration and don’t come back to it. I have the same thing with movies: I don’t see a movie twice. Even the ones I really adore. It has nothing to do with adoration, but everything with not spoiling that first experience. However some field recordings I do revisit and Mixtape #1 is a selection of some of those.Read more
this is a ponderous, slightly plodding show, kind of the way estonia is currently plodding towards spring, melting down, then turning white again, warming up, then icing over. enough already! this show must have been illustrating our desire to move on to the next stage of 2021, out of winter, out of lockdown, into SOMETHING (what is it?) over the horizon.
sounds from one new (to us) artist this week: french-born, new york-based artist sylvain souklaye, who mixed voice, environment, materials and performance in his creations. also sounds captured in japan by chinese artist xiang, a radiophonic work by pablo sanz, acousmatic works by annette vande gorne, another recent release from our favorite unfathomless label by philip sulidae, the sounds of an ash tree with cello and violin by georgia rodgers, and a framework introduction by regular contributor keith de mendonca (our last of yours, keith! better send more!).Read more
this is an all-woman iwd show with an intentionally global focus.
the concept, mixing and mastering of this show were shared by long-term framework radio contributors, jilliene sellner, and felicity (felix) ford, both currently based in the uk. stitched together from their respective collections of soundart, field recordings and phonography by women from around the world, this mix explores how womanhood intersects with other identities such as race, ethnicity and disability in womens’ creative sonic praxis. a range of different concerns are reflected, from preoccupation with climate-change, to the importance of decolonising listening space.
most of the artists featured here also have a presence on bandcamp, where you can directly support them. each artist featured is making vital contributions to the fields of soundart, phonography and field-recording and we highly recommend that you check out their work via the links below.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more