[microsound-announce] [playlist] framework - 03.05.09

. m u r m e r . murmer at murmerings.com
Mon May 4 09:31:25 EDT 2009

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/*framework*/ - phonography / field recording; contextual and 
decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley

there was no airing on resonancefm yesterday due to some special 
programming, so we've arranged an archive show for the podcast and our 
other stations.  the show originally aired more or less one year ago, 
and was produced in pasadena, california by steve roden  for more 
information see http://www.inbetweennoise.com.  steve says:

    "a strange wonderful sound filled the room, a sort of singing, though
    accompanied by words, was so supernaturally soft and touching that you could
    not believe it came from a human throat... "
    gerhart hauptmann, the fool in christ.
    for this show, i simply wanted to present some of my favorite 78's. i've
    included not only songs, but 78's containing fabricated field recordings
    (nature sounds made by people in a recording studio), and a recent recording
    of spoken excerpts from gerhart hauptmann's novel "the fool in christ" that
    describe sounds (kind of a written equivalent of audio field recordings -
    and an excerpt from a larger text work recording every sound in the book).
    the songs were chosen because of their relationship to the hauptmann quote
    above - and each track has singing that for one reason or another, makes me
    tremble. the weather sounds are pauses - stopping by the side of the road to
    take in the view - while the text is kind of an architectural structure that
    frames the older recordings. after selecting the parts, i just allowed
    things to collide in various ways until it felt right.
    the order of the songs has a bit of an upwards trajectory - beginning with a
    john jacob niles rendition of a lullaby (birth/earth), and ending with a
    song that references the moon. songs were recorded in the usa, japan,
    turkey, greece, egypt, and others. they explore everything from meditations
    and prayers, to love and wandering. the players are hillbillies, divas,
    hawaiian guitarists, gurus, gospel singers, the most famous male indian
    playback singer, and others.
    everything, other than the voice reading the text, comes from old worn 78rpm
    discs. one features weather sounds made with drums, metal, etc., while the
    other features bird songs made by a man (presumably with his mouth). the
    scratches, scars, and crackles tend to sound a bit like weather conditions
    as well (and in one section the sound of rain is completely inaudible
    beneath the similarly sounding active surface of the record itself.)
    i've been collecting 78's for years, but i've hardly gathered the caliber of
    material that would constitute a bonafide record collector's collection. for
    me, the gathering has become a journey of wander, leading to various
    destinations of wonder. i don't look for specific artists or genres
    (although, i have tendencies of course), as much as i kind of bump into
    things - during weekly 6 am visits to the flea market or late night virtual
    jaunts online. i generally have little idea of what i'm going to hear until
    i drop the needle onto the surface of the disc. often enough, a recording
    will be unbearably dull (what can you expect when purchases are based on a
    song title, artist name, or disc label art); but when there are surprises,
    they tend to be good - and once in awhile, mind bending. these are some of
    the gems. 
    for the geeks, here's pertinent info:

    john jacob niles: lulle, lullay
    victor, M604, album: early american ballads (3 discs), 1938
    niles' arrangement, played on his own hand made dulcimer
    mohammed rafi: unknown song (disc label in hindi)
    columbia, 55403, 1963, india
    music by madan mohan, from the 1964 film haqeeqat
    josh white: strange fruit
    keynote, 542, 1942, usa
    artist and song name unknown (disc label in japanese)
    teichiku records, 9534-2, japan
    dick reinhart : girl i left behind
    brunswick, B1024, 1947 (recorded earlier), usa
    from the album (4 discs) american ballads recorded by alan lomax
    lale hanim: sari sachlarin
    victor, 26402B, turkey, probably 1930's
    artist and song name unknown (disc label in japanese)
    nipponophone - 15549A, probably 1930's
    omme kolsoum : Afdihi en hafeza
    victrola, 6-4063A, egypt
    Josef rosenblatt / leivi rosenblatt: oh god, our king
    victor, 55163B, usa, probably 1940's
    sri deva ram sukul: spiritual vibration chant
    wor recording (probably unique or test pressing), 3-4429, usa
    healer, president of yoga institute of america, 1930's
    rifat bey - Hikaz sarki kim arar
    Sahibinin sesi (hmv), 1224, turkey
    peace jublee singers, in that city
    info unknown (i can't find the record in this mess...)
    greek record, all info unknown
    once again i've misplaced a 78 and can't find it in this mess...
    Harry mcclaskey - jesus savior, pilot me
    columbia, 16742A, probably 1920's
    roy smeck trio: reaching for the moon
    perfect records, 11318B, usa, 1920's
    voice by jack parker
    weather effects: victor, E580, usa
    unknown humans making wind, sea and storm sounds
    edward davis, an evening in birdland
    columbia, A2860, 1920's
    bird call master, making bird songs

    spoken texts: short descriptions of sound from gerhart hauptmann's novel
    the fool in christ, fragmented and ordered alphabetically based on first
    word of each sentence.

again, we are always looking for material for the show, whether raw 
field recordings, field recording based composition, or introduction 
submissions.  we are also now accepting proposals for full editions of 
our guest curated series.  send proposals or material, released or not, 
on any format, to the address below.  if you have any questions, please 
don't hesitate to get in touch!

354 rue de l'andelle
27910 perruel

info at frameworkradio.net <mailto:info at frameworkradio.net>


framework intro submissions:

1)    take yourself and a recording device to a location of your choice
2)    record for AT LEAST one minute before you -
3)    read aloud the following text:

*welcome to framework.*

*framework is a show consecrated to field recording, and its use in 
composition.  field recording, phonography, the art of sound hunting; 
open your ears and listen!

**/[3b)  please also feel free to translate this text into your native 

4)    continue your recording for AT LEAST two minutes after you have 
finished speaking
5)    send the recording on any format to the above address, or as an 
mp3 via email


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