now available from malaysia’s herbal international:
the framework compositions are a series of experiments with untreated field recordings, exploring notions of musicality within the structures of found sound. the compositions were created with differing sets of self-imposed rules: framework 1 (whose sources were all recorded in paris, france in march/april 2003) was recorded, edited and composed entirely on a single minidisc with no overdubbing or alterations to the sounds or their relative levels; framework 4 (originally released on the soundwalk editions blog) is an experiment in sonic perception via the contrasts of resonance in different indoor and outdoor spaces; and frameworks 2 & 3 are both long-form works of multi-layered sonic environments originally commissioned as radio works (for the radia network and silenceradio, respectively). framework 3 also explores the use of voice as a musical tool within a larger public soundscape, and includes sounds produced by a group of workshop participants in an attempt to actively resonate and interact with a specific space, both of which call into question a recordist’s position as passive spectator. as an artist working with field recording who considers himself a musician, these works were in some way a reaction against this idea of documentary or objective presentation of found sound. if every microphone is a frame, can the works born via their vibrations be disconnected from a recordist’s perspective, decision, action, or emotion? these works could be said to represent a momentary perception of a place and time, or perhaps a conglomeration of overlapping memories and impressions of past moments, activities, and spaces.
all sounds found between 2003 and 2011.
vocal performance on framework 3 [swarm] improvised on a café terrace in the south of france by mari kalkun and piibe kolka.
sleeve design by lewisdoesdesign.com, with images by patrick mcginley.
1 ::: framework 1 [paris cuts] ::: 14:19
2 ::: interlude [tengmalm’s owl] ::: 3:00
3 ::: framework 2 [ce soir on va se faire chier] ::: 32:57
4 ::: epilogue [seaside flagpoles] ::: 4:00
1 ::: framework 3 [swarm] ::: 35:00
2 ::: interlude [thunder & cranes] ::: 3:00
3 ::: framework 4 [4 spaces] ::: 15:00
4 ::: epilogue [irrigation drain] ::: 4:00
2 x Audio CD
Release date: October 2012