Framework Radio

Phonography, field recording, the art of soundhunting.

Framework Radio

Framework Radio is a weekly radio art program consecrated to field recording, and its use in composition. Presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley, AKA murmer, each Framework episode features compositions by international sound artists. Episodes are not about field-recording, rather they are individual field-recording compositions. phonography ::: field recording ::: the art of sound-hunting ::: open your ears and listen.

Current Episode

Current Framework Radio

Episode #767 for week of 25-31 July 2021
This week framework:afield is entitled "Listening with The Blackwater Estuary," and was produced by Blanc Sceol in the United Kingdom. LEARN more at the Framework website: Framework #767.


Framework Radio Featuring juried work by international sound artists, Framework Radio's goal is to present the extremely diverse sound environments of our world, and the extremely diverse work that is being produced by the artists who choose to use these environments as their sonic sources. The research and creative question behind Framework Radio programming asks, "Is field recording a style or genre, or rather an uncontrollable and undefinable tool as any, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone and idea?" Works produced in response to this question are the answer, the definition, not vice versa.

Based in Põlgaste, Estonia, Framework Radio began broadcasting 14 June 2002 on Resonance 104.4 FM in London. It is now heard here on Radio Nouspace and other radio stations around the world, and is available via streaming and podcasts at the Framework Radio website. Framework Radio is available in four versions . . .
framework:afield (curated by guest international sound artists)