[microsound-announce] [framework radio] #597: 2017.05.07

. m u r m e r . murmer at murmerings.com
Mon May 8 05:41:25 EDT 2017


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#597: 2017.05.07
listen to this edition here: 

this is the second of two editions produced in the uk and france by 
julian weaver (the first, two weeks ago, produced in collaboration with 
jean martin). for more information on his work, see 

a few words from the producer:

I even felt uneasy / Je me sentais même un malaise
Julian Weaver

Narration by Jacques Sirot @Mirlitant

The falling tide reveals an acoustic space in the ecotone which is 
obliterated on its return. The ecotone is a border zone where ecological 
systems meet and mingle; a place of tension that is often a site of 
political conflict.

In the UK where I live, there has been, since the vote to leave the EU, 
a queasiness about travel across the English Channel (La Manche). Expats 
are unsettled by precarity over their rights to remain. Retrograde waves 
of xenophobia, spurred by ideological policy ('State multiculturalism 
has failed' - David Cameron, 2011), campaign rhetoric ('Breaking Point: 
Britain has failed us all', UKIP 2016), are unfettered in the press 
('Migrants setting up SECRET Calais camps', Daily Express, 2017) and 
increasingly apparent in public by those intent on 'taking our country 

I mourn your sorrows; for I too have known
Involuntary exile; and while yet
England had charms for me, have felt how sad
It is to look across the dim cold sea,
That melancholy rolls its refluent tides
Between us and the dear regretted land
We call our own

The Emigrants, Charlotte Smith, 1792

The channel also acts viscerally on travellers, and many writers from 
Dickens to Charlotte Smith have suffered the ill effects of its motion: 
'The damn ship lurched and slithered. Quiet and quick, My cold gorge 
rose' (Brooke).

Of these writings, Louis Ferdinand Céline's Mort à Crédit / Death on the 
Installment Plan takes us most deeply into this viscerality and, given 
Céline's repugnant political orientation, my inclusion of his text in 
this programme may also make you feel queasy.

This feeling of nausea, it exceeds the text, it’s overwhelming.

Thanks to Jacques Sirot, Sally Jane Norman, and Angus Carlyle.

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recordings, field recording based composition, or introduction 
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welcome to framework. framework is a show consecrated to 
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phonography, the art of sound hunting; open your ears and listen!

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