This edition of¬†framework:afield¬†has been produced by¬†mark vernon, in honour of his new work,¬†location recordings by east midlands tape recording clubs (1959-1978), which is being released as¬†issue #5¬†of our¬†framework:seasonalseries,¬†summer 2013¬†edition. if you don‚Äôt know, mark has spent many years documenting and communicating with the original members of the tape recording clubs that existed in that area at that time, and has produced a number of radio shows featuring sounds from their archives. this will be his first actual release on the topic, though, and we‚Äôre very excited to be able to present it as part of our ongoing series.
we‚Äôll be sending out more details on the release soon, but it is available for preorder now, as usual in exchange for your donation of 20‚ā¨ or more to¬†framework radio. show your support!
this show, focusing specifically on¬†the leicester tape recording club, features different material to what is found on theframework:seasonal¬†release. a few words from mark on the subject:
The past is often said to be a foreign country. This programme features audio postcards from some of the inhabitants. The Leicester Tape Recording Club was a club for tape recording enthusiasts active in the sixties and seventies. Like a latter day Mass Observation, amateur radio producers and documentary makers sometimes unintentionally captured the minutiae of a now surreal suburbia. A forgotten world of bri-nylon, briar pipes and tank-tops met an arcane society who spoke of tape-speeds and soldering irons. These programmes takes a nostalgic and humorous look at the club and its members. Ex-members memories wow and flutter like their disintegrating reel-to-reel recordings. This is a story not just of a club but a community, a community of hobbyists, amateurs and charming personalities who captured otherwise long extinct phenomena like ‚ÄėThe Golden Wonder Boy‚Äô. Memories are made of hiss‚Ä¶
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