#868: 2023.11.26 [manja ristić & mark vernon]

this edition of framework:afield is a collaboration between regular contributors manja ristić and mark vernon. for more information see their websites at https://manjaristic.blogspot.com/ and http://meagreresource.com/. producer’s notes:

The artistic practice of both Manja and Mark has been deeply immersed in the sonic strata of space and the imaginary narratives that emerge from it. A dedication to the culture of memory, the sounding of lost voices and an unorthodox approach to re-composing the soundscape, conveniently unites these two experimenters in a collaboration that arises from research into one particularly inspiring locality – the island of Korčula.

In addition to their own field recordings, the artists were given access to the audio archives of the local radio station, including sounds of local folk customs, traditional songs, festivities and music. The strong anthropological emphasis in this collection of works is intended to encourage a deeper consideration of the coexistence of people and the environment in a historically dense climate. The appropriation of the hidden narratives of a small town on the fringes of the European Union opens up new fields of reflection on identity that looks back at the “centre of the periphery”, pointing to the importance of “small” spaces in the creation of European heritage.

‘Sound postcards from the centre of the periphery’ will be stored permanently in the audio archives of Radio Korčula. Who knows, maybe someone will dig them out in 50 years and say: “…there you go!” This will make your head ring!”

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#853: 2023.07.09 [manja ristić]

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in croatia by regular contributor manja ristić. for more information on her work see https://manjaristic.blogspot.com/. producer’s notes:

I am always very inspired and happy to contribute to Framework afield. This time, I decided to offer a slightly unusual episode! The mix of conceptual, ambient, improv, and field recording works by some of the most incredible musical minds out there, a kind of alchemical soup in which I am searching for music within music.

This time I came up with a little experiment: juxtaposing a sound piece, “Kuda plovi ovaj brod? Where is this ship sailing”, with the magnificent works of others, by building an emotional palimpsest of moments and places in which all sound works were made, but most of all, by building a mutual content from the psychological material embedded in chosen works. It is a “soundtrack” for a sound piece, made around a very important topic – marine noise pollution and its effects on living systems in the South Adriatic’s littoral belt.

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#790: 2022.02.27 [manja ristić]

we can’t start this playlist off without publicly acknowledging the horrors happening in ukraine right now and expressing our solidarity with the ukrainian people and their undeserved struggle. we know most of you have already seen calls for donations and there are many opportunities local to where you may be to volunteer your time and effort, but here we’ll just pass on one more effort of possible interest to framework listeners, a way to financially support ukrainians on the ground and simultaneously devote your ears to some ukrainian listening: kate carr’s flaming pines imprint released this compilation of ukrainian experimental music back in 2019, and at present all proceeds from it’s sale are being donated to the ukrainian army and its support funds:

https://flamingpines.bandcamp.com/album/kaleidoscope

so please, if you were considering donating to framework this week, go and buy this album instead.

this edition of framework:afield was produced in croatia earlier this year by manja ristić. for more of her work see https://manjaristic.blogspot.com/.

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