framework #300! 2010.10.10


*this edition must be numerologically significant – not only did it
premier on the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year of this
century, but it is also – wait for it – our *300th edition*! hardly
have we finished celebrating our 250th when we are faced with yet
another anniversary. we’re decided to take this one a little more low
key, but there are some new plans for the future which will come clear
before the end of the year. meanwhile, this is the perfect opportunity
for us to make our two semi-regular calls:

1) *we need /framework/ introductions, folks!* if you’ve never recorded
one, get out there and do it now! be amongst the first to have your
intro featured in a /*framework*/ edition that begins with the digit 3!
visit the /*framework*/ website and click on ‘intros’ for guidelines, or
have a look at the bottom of this mail.

2) *we also need donations, folks!* it’s our anniversary, and if you
want to help us celebrate, or maybe give us a little gift, please go to
the /*framework*/ website and donate! do it now! if you listen to the
show regularly, please consider become a subscriber, to make a regular
monthly donation. €5, even €1 per month can really go a long way to
helping keep us in saltines so we can keep producing the show. if every
regular /*framework*/ listener subscribed for just €1 per month we
could… well, we could certainly stop hassling you all the time for

and remember, 25% of your donation (one-time and subscription donations
both) goes directly to *resonancefm* in london, without whom
/*framework*/ would never have existed. and what’s more, we still have
a few copies of the /*framework250*/ celebratory compilations left, in
beautiful hand-cut, hand-silkscreened, and hand-folded origami
packaging, that you can snap up as a thank you for your donation.

so – begging and homework-giving aside (donate! record intros!), let’s
move on to the show! this *300th edition* is a /*framework:afiel*/d
episode produced in scotland by *mark vernon* as the 1st of a 3 part series:

*/Precipitation Studies Volume I: Surfaces/*

/The first in a series of three rainscapes composed by Mark Vernon
culled from over 20 hours of rain recordings made in the UK, Greece,
Canada, U.S.A. and Germany. Many of these sounds were originally
recorded as part of a commission by Scottish artists Dalziel &
Scullion for their ‘Rain Pavilion’. A purpose-built, site-specific
listening station constructed for the Kaust University campus, Saudi

/Rain has a unique ability to sound out and describe the surfaces in
our immediate surroundings, making us newly aware of the timbre,
dimensions and other sonic qualities of all things in our vicinity.
Rainfall on pots and pans, tubs and tins, car bonnets and cafe
tables, park benches and rubbish bins, drainpipes and scaffolding,
umbrellas and window panes, conservatories and caravans, pavements
and microphones…/

/”I opened the front door, and rain was falling. I stood for a few
minutes. Lost in the beauty of it. Rain has a way of bringing out
the contours of everything; it throws a coloured blanket over
previously invisible things; instead of an intermittent and thus
fragmented world, the steadily falling rain creates continuity of
acoustic experience.”/

/(from: John M. Hull, Touching the Rock. An Experience of Blindness,
Arrow books, London, 1991, pp.22-23)/

/Mark Vernon is a sound artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. For more
details see: http://www.meagreresource.com/

again, we are always looking for material for the show, whether raw
field recordings, field recording based composition, or introduction
submissions. we are also now accepting proposals for full editions of
our guest curated /*framework:afield*/ series. send proposals or
material, released or not, on any format, to the address below. if you
have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

tartu mnt 41
63710 ahja



framework intro submissions:

1) take yourself and an audio recorder to a location of your choice
2) record for /AT LEAST/ one minute before you –
3) read aloud the following text:

*welcome to framework.

framework is a show consecrated to field recording, and its use in
composition. field recording, phonography, the art of sound hunting;
open your ears and listen!*

*/[3b) please also feel free to translate this text into your native
tongue!] /*

4) continue your recording for /AT LEAST/ two minutes after you have
finished speaking
5) post the recording to us on any format, or send us an mp3



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