phonography ::: field recording ::: the art of sound-hunting ::: open your ears and listen
#751: 2021.04.04 [shawn pinchbeck]
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. [...]
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!
#749: 2021.03.21 [willem sannen]
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.
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!).
#747: 2021.03.07 [IWD]
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.