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Framework Radio is a weekly web-based radio art program consecrated to field recording of sonic sources and their use in compositions. Features field recordings and phonography by international sound artists. phonography ::: field recording ::: the art of sound-hunting ::: open your ears and listen.

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Episode #610 for week of 17-23 September 2017
This framework:regular edition is a tribute to American artist and composer Matt Shoemaker, who sadly passed away this past August. We have been big admirers of his work since we first aired it on the program back in 2006. Rest in peace, Matt. Learn more about Framework #610 at the Framework website.


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 Võru, 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:
#583 "Transect: London"January-February 2017
#542 "Water, Waves, Dreams" February 2016
#433 "Between Sleep and Dreams" September 2013
#405 "Ambient Pulsations" February 2013
#389 "Tell Me A Story about Meditation" September 2012
#386 "Meditation" September 2012
#381 "Contact" July 2012