[microsound-announce] [framework radio] #761: 2021.06.13

. m u r m e r . murmer at murmerings.com
Mon Jun 14 05:28:48 EDT 2021


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#761: 2021.06.13
listen to this edition here:

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we're very excited to say that the wire magazine has featured framework 
radio in it's latest radio-special issue, #449, which hit newsstands 
recently. you can read what matthew blackwell said about us in his 
article posted on our patreon page here:


this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the uk by 
sebastiane hegarty. producer's notes:


three horizons
Sebastiane Hegarty

With thanks to the dance artist Julia Hall for her participation and 
choreographed telegraphy.


In 1901, Marconi sent a wireless signal from Knowles Farm on the Isle of 
Wight to the newly built Lizard Wireless Telegraphy Station, in 
Cornwall. Not only was this the furthest a wireless signal had travelled 
at that time, it was also the first ‘over-the horizon’ transmission. 
Prior to this, it was believed that ‘the operating range of wireless 
would be restricted to the [optical] horizon.’ But on the 23rd of 
January 1901, in what became known as ‘Marconi’s first great miracle’ 
the arrival of a brief dit-dit-dit at The Lizard Wireless Station, 
signalled not only the letter ‘s’, but also an escape from the visible 
and concrete, a flight from the material into the airy immaterial and 

In 2017 I began the first of two unofficial, covert residencies at the 
Lizard Wireless Station. Isolated and remote, the station is on the very 
periphery of the terrestrial. When the rain comes down and the fog comes 
in the horizon evaporates. At night everywhere disappears. Each 
residence concludes with a live micro-FM transmission. Tuned in through 
six portable radios, the broadcasts are based on field-recordings made 
in a local landscape haunted by the architectural remains of 
communication and listening technology.

Since 2017, this methodology of espionage has been extended to other 
sites associated with listening and surveillance history. In 2019, under 
the cover of a holiday at The Fog Signal Building, I set up the radio 
receivers on the Dungeness shingle bank, receiving and transmitting 
quiet waves out to sea. In May 2021, I returned the signal home, 
broadcasting from Knowles Farm, the site of Marconi’s original over the 
horizon transmission.

Although based on field recordings, the broadcast also brings sounds 
into the landscape: an air harp plucks voices from thin air, whilst the 
litho-telegraphy of pebbles collected from the localities of 
transmission, are used to tap out the dit-dit-dit of Marconi’s test 
signal. This geological intelligence, briefly brings into presence the 
absences of landscape, sounding out and listening in on abandoned radar 
rooms, sound mirrors and the ghosted concrete base of the mast that had 
transmitted Marconi’s original signal.

The micro-FM signal is so weak that no one can tune into to hear. I am 
broadcasting to no one, and no one is listening.  For Framework afield, 
I have re-composed three horizons from the four broadcasts. Appearing in 
reverse chronological order the horizons correspond with each of the 
three sites of transmission (Knowles Farm Isle of Wight, Fog Signal 
Building, Dungeness and Lizard Wireless Telegraphy Station, Cornwall), 
remembering and tracing signals through these landscapes.  Like shells 
held to the ear, each horizon listens in on the ghosts of sounds, found, 
lost, forgotten and unheard.


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


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framework intro submissions:

    1)    take yourself and an audio recorder to a location of your choice
    2)    record for AT LEAST 1 minute before you -
    3)    read aloud the following text (in english or translated):

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!

    4)    continue recording for AT LEAST 2 minutes after the text
    5)    post the 
recording to us on any format, or send us an mp3––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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