Framework Radio

Phonography, field recording, the art of soundhunting.

Framework Radio

Framework Radio is a weekly radio art program about 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.

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Framework:Seasonal #15, Autumn 2023, Framework Editions 2023

Episode #869 for week of 03-10 December 2023
This week's Framework:special edition features the sounds from our latest issue of framework:seasonal, #15, Autumn 2023. New unreleased works by Leslie Keffer (USA), Standard Grey (Canada/Japan), Alexandra Spence (Australia), and Post Doom Romance (USA). Also listener-chosen favorites from The Aporee Maps by Oliver Shaer (Switzerland), Planktone (Belgium), Ian-John Hutchinson (Taiwan), Decodedsilence (Russia), and one by Patrick Tubin McGinley (Estonia). A framework introduction was recorded specially for this edition by Leslie Keffer. LEARN more at the Framework website: Framework #869.


Framework Radio Featuring juried work by international sound artists, Framework Radio is available in four versions.
framework:afield (curated by guest international sound artists)

With each version, the 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. Framework Radio is available via streaming and podcasts at the Framework Radio website and can be heard here on Radio Nouspace and these other international radio stations
London, UK, Resonance 104.4FM
Lisbon, PT, Radio Zero
Utrecht, NL, Concertzender
Hudson Valley, US, Wave Farm Radio + WGXC 90.7FM
Porto, PT, Radio Manobras
South Devon, UK, Soundart Radio 102.5FM
Brighton, UK, Resonance Extra
Helsinki, FI, Korppiradio
Ulm, DE, Radio Free 102.6FM
Brussels, BE, Radio Kampus 92.1FM
Santa Barbara, US, KCSB 91.9FM
Coimbra, PT, Rádio Universidade de Coimbra 109.7FM
Canela, BR, Rádio Contato
Vancouver, US, Radio Nouspace