#781: 2021.12.12 [ben link collins]

the last edition of framework:afield for 2021 has been produced in the united states by ben link collins. for more of his work see http://www.alabamafield.com/. producer’s notes:

There’s a lot that I could tell you about Big Bend, but I think for the sake of these recordings there are only two main bits of information you need to know.
First, as I said, Big Bend is on the U.S. Mexico Boarder, where in years prior the pandemic tourists could cross the Rio Grande River into Mexico to spend a day in a small town called Boquillas.  Since the border closing between the United States and Mexico, which fortunately will be ending soon, Boquillas has been completely cut off from tourism, which makes for the vast majority of the towns income for it’s 250-300 residence.  However, everyday tourists wade through the usually shallow waters to set foot in Mexico, and residence of Boquillas cross the border to fish, move ranch animals, and to layout displays of trinkets, jewelry, and souvenirs for U.S. tourists in Big Bend to purchase by placing money in a jar or aluminum coffee can, purely relying on the honor system.
The second thing you need to know is about the geological history of how Big Bend came to be.  The mixture of flat desert and abrupt extrusions of land into mountains and canyons is the result of something called the Western Interior Seaway, which was a body of water that bisected North America from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean up until around 60 million years ago.  Since then, rising tectonic plates and volcanic eruptions have raised the land above sea level. But the established land formations from volcanic eruptions, underwater sediment and ocean current, as well as fossils of the lives lived in the Seaway, are still in abundance and make up the surreal landscape.  In short, you are always aware that you are walking on an extinct ocean floor.

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#780: 2021.12.05

well folks, we are approaching, but not quite yet arrived at, the end of our 2021 programming – we have one more edition of framework:afield next week (produced in the u.s. by ben link collins) and then one final regular edition the week after, and then we’ll be taking our much-needed holiday break, taking a few weeks to refresh our ears (and heat our studio – it’s a chilly -18C here this morning!) and coming back to you with new sounds on january 9th. as always, there are plenty of shows in the archive to keep you tided over – we’ve sure you haven’t heard all 639 of them – until we come back. but this week you can enjoy these great sounds, from a new discovery for us, the canadian sound artist dang., a new work from ian wellman, another wonderful release from the forms of minutiae label, and a glorious single-take recording at a frozen lake not too far from here in finland by till bovermann aka lfsaw. and we started it all off with a framework introduction recorded for us by regular contributor william denton. […]

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#779: 2021.11.28 [luís antero]

https://media.blubrry.com/framework/p/archive.org/download/2021.11.28FrameworkRadio/framework779-2021.11.28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:00 — 137.9MB)Subscribe: RSSpatreon campaign progress report:106 patrons (up from 104)50% towards our goal (up from 49%)want to help? http://www.patreon.com/frameworkradio this edition of framework:afield has been produced in portugal by regular contributor luís antero. for more of his work, see http://luisantero.yolasite.com, or https://luisantero.bandcamp.com. producer’s notes: [PT]Para esta…

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#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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