framework is creating field recording radio
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patrons

framework began broadcasting in june, 2002 on the newly formed resonance 104.4fm in london. the show now airs on twelve radio stations around the world, and streams and podcasts via its own website and various other platforms, now including here on patreon.

i rely entirely on listener contributions to be able to continue producing this program. it is heard weekly by thousands of people, but with very little restricted or subscription-based content, it can be hard to convince listeners that the project needs their support. if you are here, it is because you realise how much your help is needed, and for that i am very grateful. framework exists because of you! THANK YOU!

a little more about the program:
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 globe 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 an instrument or tool as any, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone and an idea? these works are its definition, and not vice versa.

framework
broadcasts two distinct alternating formats, a regular edition, constructed and mixed from contributions submitted by listeners and members of the field recording community, and framework:afield, a guest-curated series produced by artists from all corners of the globe and based on their own themes, concepts or recordings. we see radio and the ability to broadcast as an important tool for any self-sustaining community, a way for it to communicate with its own members and with the world at large, a simultaneous staking of territory and invitation in. to quote the text that opens every edition: open your ears and listen!

and a few words about your host:
framework is produced and hosted by me, patrick tubin mcginley (i also produce my own sound-works under the name murmer). i am an american-born sound, performance, and radio artist who has been based in europe since 1996. my work is about small discoveries and concentrated attention; it focuses on the framing of the sounds around us which normally pass through our ears unnoticed and unremarked, but which out of context become unrecognisable, alien and extraordinary: crackling charcoal, a squeaking escalator, a buzzing insect, or one’s own breath. i work equally with spaces, objects, resonances, and people, in composition, performance, or simply collective action and experience, in exploration of perception via attentive listening. you can find more information on my other activities here.

what production entails:
i have been producing framework on a weekly basis for over 15 years. as it has grown, so has its footprint on my day-to-day life. i estimate that framework now takes a minimum of two full working days of my time per week, and could take much more if i allowed it. aside from actually producing one hour of radio each week, there is the time it takes to audition and select the works that will air, the communication with the multitude of artists who contribute to the program, the planning and curating of special editions and our guest-produced series, the publishing of the weekly playlist and newsletter, and all of the dissemination and publicity that goes with each edition. additionally, there are the ongoing projects that are simply waiting for me to have the time for them: the incomplete archive of past shows on the framework website, the never-finished eternal random players, and the interactive map of listener-recording framework introductions that span the globe. with a little backing from just a fraction of framework listeners, all of these tasks could be accomplished.
Tiers
every little helps
$1 or more per month
i always say, if every listener gave $1 per month, i could simply stop asking. with this contribution you can be an integral part of the show's creation, and you will also receive our weekly newsletter with the latest playlist and plenty of information and links on artists, labels and releases.
framework fan
$5 or more per month
$5 per month, around 17¢ per day, seems like a reasonable contribution towards 4 to 5 hours of your favorite radio show, doesn't it? along with the warm glow you will get from supporting the show, at this level you will receive:


  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
framework supporter
$10 or more per month
with a contribution of $10 per month, just 33¢ per day, you really want to show us you care. at this level you will receive: 


  • access to our special patreon-only, voiceover-free soundscape version of each regular edition
  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
framework sponsor
$20 or more per month
with a contribution of $20 per month, just 66¢ per day, still well under the price of a cup of coffee, you become a true framework sponsor. at this level you will receive:  


  • the latest issue of framework:seasonal, as well as each new issue as they are released
  • access to our special patreon-only, voiceover-free soundscape version of each regular edition
  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
framework superstar
$50 or more per month
how could we possible thank you enough for contributing $50 per month to keep this program going? at this level, you really have crossed the line from support to philanthropy. you will receive:  


  • a monthly on-air shout-out as an official sponsor to thank you publicly for your support
  • a copy of our very special framework500 3-disc compilation
  • the latest issue of framework:seasonal, as well as each new issue as they are released
  • access to our special patreon-only, voiceover-free soundscape version of each regular edition
  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
framework god
$100 or more per month
let's be honest: who's going to donate $100 a month to a radio show they can hear for free anyway? probably no one. but if you do, if you do, we had to think up some nice things we could send your way to thank you. you will receive:  


  • a selection of homemade items (preserves, pickles, dried goods, or beverages) from the country kitchen of your host, patrick tubin mcginley
  • a weekly on-air shout-out as an official sponsor to thank you publicly for your support
  • a usb stick with a complete archive of over 15 years of framework radio (at time of writing that stands at 635 programs!)
  • the complete catalogue of framework editions releases (that's framework500 as well as all 9 issues of framework:seasonal), plus each new issue as they are released
  • access to our special patreon-only, voiceover-free soundscape version of each regular edition
  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
Goals
57% complete
framework has always been advertising and sponsorship free, and is free for both radio stations to air and listeners to hear. make no mistake - just because i am asking for monthly contributions here does not mean you have to pay to hear the show or to read the playlist. but I STILL NEED YOUR HELP. if you value the program and want it to continue, and you can afford to do so, you can contribute towards this goal that i need to reach in order to cover the basic minimum costs of producing the program.
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framework began broadcasting in june, 2002 on the newly formed resonance 104.4fm in london. the show now airs on twelve radio stations around the world, and streams and podcasts via its own website and various other platforms, now including here on patreon.

i rely entirely on listener contributions to be able to continue producing this program. it is heard weekly by thousands of people, but with very little restricted or subscription-based content, it can be hard to convince listeners that the project needs their support. if you are here, it is because you realise how much your help is needed, and for that i am very grateful. framework exists because of you! THANK YOU!

a little more about the program:
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 globe 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 an instrument or tool as any, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone and an idea? these works are its definition, and not vice versa.

framework
broadcasts two distinct alternating formats, a regular edition, constructed and mixed from contributions submitted by listeners and members of the field recording community, and framework:afield, a guest-curated series produced by artists from all corners of the globe and based on their own themes, concepts or recordings. we see radio and the ability to broadcast as an important tool for any self-sustaining community, a way for it to communicate with its own members and with the world at large, a simultaneous staking of territory and invitation in. to quote the text that opens every edition: open your ears and listen!

and a few words about your host:
framework is produced and hosted by me, patrick tubin mcginley (i also produce my own sound-works under the name murmer). i am an american-born sound, performance, and radio artist who has been based in europe since 1996. my work is about small discoveries and concentrated attention; it focuses on the framing of the sounds around us which normally pass through our ears unnoticed and unremarked, but which out of context become unrecognisable, alien and extraordinary: crackling charcoal, a squeaking escalator, a buzzing insect, or one’s own breath. i work equally with spaces, objects, resonances, and people, in composition, performance, or simply collective action and experience, in exploration of perception via attentive listening. you can find more information on my other activities here.

what production entails:
i have been producing framework on a weekly basis for over 15 years. as it has grown, so has its footprint on my day-to-day life. i estimate that framework now takes a minimum of two full working days of my time per week, and could take much more if i allowed it. aside from actually producing one hour of radio each week, there is the time it takes to audition and select the works that will air, the communication with the multitude of artists who contribute to the program, the planning and curating of special editions and our guest-produced series, the publishing of the weekly playlist and newsletter, and all of the dissemination and publicity that goes with each edition. additionally, there are the ongoing projects that are simply waiting for me to have the time for them: the incomplete archive of past shows on the framework website, the never-finished eternal random players, and the interactive map of listener-recording framework introductions that span the globe. with a little backing from just a fraction of framework listeners, all of these tasks could be accomplished.

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Tiers
every little helps
$1 or more per month
i always say, if every listener gave $1 per month, i could simply stop asking. with this contribution you can be an integral part of the show's creation, and you will also receive our weekly newsletter with the latest playlist and plenty of information and links on artists, labels and releases.
framework fan
$5 or more per month
$5 per month, around 17¢ per day, seems like a reasonable contribution towards 4 to 5 hours of your favorite radio show, doesn't it? along with the warm glow you will get from supporting the show, at this level you will receive:


  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
framework supporter
$10 or more per month
with a contribution of $10 per month, just 33¢ per day, you really want to show us you care. at this level you will receive: 


  • access to our special patreon-only, voiceover-free soundscape version of each regular edition
  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
framework sponsor
$20 or more per month
with a contribution of $20 per month, just 66¢ per day, still well under the price of a cup of coffee, you become a true framework sponsor. at this level you will receive:  


  • the latest issue of framework:seasonal, as well as each new issue as they are released
  • access to our special patreon-only, voiceover-free soundscape version of each regular edition
  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
framework superstar
$50 or more per month
how could we possible thank you enough for contributing $50 per month to keep this program going? at this level, you really have crossed the line from support to philanthropy. you will receive:  


  • a monthly on-air shout-out as an official sponsor to thank you publicly for your support
  • a copy of our very special framework500 3-disc compilation
  • the latest issue of framework:seasonal, as well as each new issue as they are released
  • access to our special patreon-only, voiceover-free soundscape version of each regular edition
  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon
framework god
$100 or more per month
let's be honest: who's going to donate $100 a month to a radio show they can hear for free anyway? probably no one. but if you do, if you do, we had to think up some nice things we could send your way to thank you. you will receive:  


  • a selection of homemade items (preserves, pickles, dried goods, or beverages) from the country kitchen of your host, patrick tubin mcginley
  • a weekly on-air shout-out as an official sponsor to thank you publicly for your support
  • a usb stick with a complete archive of over 15 years of framework radio (at time of writing that stands at 635 programs!)
  • the complete catalogue of framework editions releases (that's framework500 as well as all 9 issues of framework:seasonal), plus each new issue as they are released
  • access to our special patreon-only, voiceover-free soundscape version of each regular edition
  • your name, linked to a url of your choice, on the donor's list on the framework website
  • our weekly newsletter & playlist
  • each new show via RSS directly from patreon