The workshop »framework radio – documentation and production« has two goals:
The production of a retrospective hour-long radio show to air as part of the framework:afield series of guest curated editions, and the production of a series of short on-the-spot creative documentary pieces to be presented to audiences at the beginning of each day of activities during the Tuned City festival. Participation includes a daily gathering of recordings and/or interviews from the Tuned City events, and the editing of them into an audio highlight sequence to be presented the following day.
»framework« began broadcasting in June, 2002 on the newly reformed resonance 104.4fm in London. The show now airs on 5 radio stations around the world, with more to follow soon, and streams and podcasts on it’s own website. »framework« is consecrated to field-recording and its use in composition, and began broadcasting at a time when a new community of sound artists with a special interest in found sound was developing, a community spread across the world that, thanks to the internet, was no longer limited to a specific geography. »framework« sees itself as an outlet for this ever-growing and developing community, a folk-tool in a new folk movement, a community driven exchange point for creators and listeners alike. »framework‘s« goal is to present not only the extremely diverse sound environments of our world, but also the extremely diverse work that is being produced by the artists who choose to use these environments as their sonic sources. We hope to ask this question: is ‘field-recording’ a style, or a genre, or is it in fact as uncontrollable and undefinable as any instrument or tool, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone and an idea? These works are its definition, and not vice versa.