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Framework Radio is a weekly radio art program about field recording, phonography, and the art of sound-hunting presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley, AKA murmer. Each episode features compositions by international sound artists. phonography ::: field recording ::: the art of sound-hunting ::: open your ears and listen.

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Episode #695 for week of 17-23 November 2019
This framework:afield is the final instalment of the Simplesoundscapes Framework Radio Afield Trilogy, produced in Canada by Claude Schryer, and is entitled simplesoundscapes afield 3: soundwalks. Learn more at the Framework website: Framework #695.


Framework 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 in 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:regular, framework:afield, framework:seasonal, and framework:ephemera.

My contributions to framework radio:
#658 Rainstorm Reveries, Oct. 21-27 2018
#623 In Progress, Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018
#583 Transect: London, Jan.-Feb. 2017
#542 Water, Waves, Dreams, Feb. 2016
#433 Between Sleep and Dreams, Sep. 2013
#405 Ambient Pulsations, Feb. 2013
#389 Tell Me A Story about Meditation, Sep. 2012
#386 Meditation, Sep. 2012
#381 Contact, July 2012