#401: 2012.12.16 framework:afield

listen or download on framework radio


this edition of framework:afield was produced by christoph limbach in germany, featuring recordings made by the producer in the united states during a residency in sonoma county, california, using the radio aporee miniatures for mobiles platform.

notes from the producer:

Sonics Landscapes is a “remix” of the sonic walks which were created on the Warnecke Ranch in California during the site-specific sound project Sonic Landscape Interventions. Walking through the landscape with a smart phone and headphones the sound-walker listens back to field recordings / radiophonic pieces / interviews that were (re)recorded on site. The sound walker creates a narrative sequence by choosing their own path through the landscape that is tracked and available online at: http://aporee.org/mfm/tracker.php?id=47.


open studio

We had a lot of fun on the open studio day, visitors did sound walks on the chalk hill ranch and enjoyed the soundscape. the weather was great and there were hundreds of minutes of soundwalks tracked, that will be used for the resonance fm and radioresidue features..

There are still soundboxes available to purchase,  get in contact(mail to–>emitter19 äd gmail dot com)!



san francisco, designing soundboxes

we have a beautiful and busy time in san francisco designing the soundboxes, printing cd s , maps , everything! I will post pictures soon!

meanwhile the map is being completed, I m still editing a lot of fieldrecording and interviews. it is a work in progress and I will be updating the sound scape in berlin in november.

there will be a framework:afield feature on resonancefm , world’s first radio art station, based in London.

some sound from the beach close to the golden gate park last night

beta testing and uploading

This weekend i beta tested the soundscape with the help of beth ferguson, dallas swindle (http://soldesignlab.com/) and beth schechter  and got some useful feedback.

Antons rerecording is online! and some interviewsnippets of karel.

i got a new contribution by Hopek Quirin, a 4 track tape recording from 1989!!!!

this week i m gonna be in san francisco for manufacturing the soundboxes and cd s and will get the posters and maps done. so more to come!

anton mobin – emitter 19 – time travel and a big truck

Today I rerecorded Anton Mobins fantastic and touching piece “Coming from the trees”, a special piece about our 3 years of friendship and collaboration.

I recorded with binaural microphones in front of the barn, some wind and humming birds and bees. at the end a truck that changes the water filter for the residency,enjoy!

Anton Mobin – Coming from the trees

“Coming from the trees” is a friendship tribute, realized like a radiophonic piece. Composed specially by Anton Mobin for Christoph Limbach and his project of residence in California “Sonic Landscape Interventions”.
These recordings are from my own archives and are unpublished for the
greater part and someone were never edited previously.
The story progresses thanks to the souvenirs of the author on the
background of field recordings, of collective compositions and of
sound fragments, recorded in Berlin and Paris between 2009 and 2012
during the various meetings and projects shared between Kris Limbach
and Anton Mobin and other artists.


sept. 2009: Blank Page – curated by Thomas Thiery & Pierce Warnecke

 april-may 2010: Berlin à genoux – daily show from Emitter19
 broadcasted on KKWNE 
Cannibal Caniche Berlin Festival


 nov. 2011: Solo collision Anton Mobin at Emitter Micro Festival

 Four Corners Of The Night (Staaltape , cassette, 2011)
 International Email Audio Art Project, volumes 5 & 9 (Haltapes, web, 2011)

 feb. 2012: recording session at Emitter19 with K. Limbach, P.
 Warnecke, A. Mobin
 feb. 2012: recording session at Emitter19 with K. Limbach, H. Quirin,
 A. Mobin
 feb. 2012: recording session at Emitter19 with H. Quirin, A. Mobin



church bells , grateful dead and more..

these days i start editing and uploading the micro stories, interviews about the history of the place, fieldrecording and sound art, etc.

there are some interesting snippets about the grateful dead and their time at the ranch back in 1967, where they wrote the song Alligator, there ‘s radio DJ and sound enthusiast Karel Sidorjak revealing his connection to radio aporee and gives us very personal insights into sound and listening. I got a little bit more that two weeks left for the project and a lot of material waiting to get edited.. I ll continue updating the sonic landscape interventions throughout november / december though….


That’s It for the Other One
New Potato Caboose
 – Grateful Dead, Road Trips 2.2 (2/14/68 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco)
Bob Weir interview 7/18/84

This interview was done before I had any idea I was going to become a radio producer. I was gathering stories for a book, Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead. So the audio quality isn’t as good as it ought to be, and I hadn’t yet learned to keep my yap shut while the subject it talking. But the stories are good! 

Weir: While we were working up “Alligator,” a friend of ours, John Warnecke … His father had a cabin on the Russian River. It was late spring. We packed up and went to that place and worked up a few songs, among them the first few strains of “The Other One” [the “he had to die” part] and “Alligator,” and one or two others. Most particularly “The Other One” and “Alligator.” “Caution” we had been playing for a while.

We had a little sort of a stage, a platform that I guess was for a tent, on a bluff over the river. We set up all our equipment, and you couldn’t see it from down on the river, which was about 30 feet below, because of the bushes and foliage.

We’d been watching the canoers come down the river for several days. We had one of the feedback scenarios that you hear in “Caution,” mere everybody just opens fire with all the electronic weirdness that we bad at our disposal at the time. We had all our PA gear set up so it was facing down at the river.

First off … I had a bullfrog croak that I could do through a microphone that sounded fairly convincing. If you put it through the entire PA and everything we had, it sounded like a 40-foot bullfrog. So we’d wait for the canoers to get right underneath us and then I’d open up with the bullfrog. We’d have them diving out of the canoes.

Pretty soon we’d just open fire with everything. We’d wait til they got right underneath us and then, “Ready, aim, fire!” and we’d blast them with sonic weirdness of a hellacious sort.

It was about a week and a half we spent up there — after they fished me out of jail…. I was arrested for throwing a water balloon at a cop. He was conducting an illegal search on a car belonging to a friend of mine, directly below 710 Ashbury. I considered it to be an illegal search; the car had probably been parked there for quite some time, and probably was malfunctioning and he was probably trying to see if anybody really owned the car. But I thought this was an illegal search, and it incensed me. And besides, we were having a water balloon fight inside the house at the time.

I got him from the third-story window. I didn’t actually hit him; I got it right next to him in a perfect bomb-burst pattern on the pavement. It got his shoes probably full of water.

Gans: What was the charge?

Weir: Assault on an officer. He wouldn’t have busted me, but after that I had to go out in the street and just kind of sit there and look at him and grin.

Seeds and Stems – David Gans w/ Mike DiPirro 4/17/09 Camp Zoe, Salem MO

rerecordings started today!

Hello out there,

today i finally started with the rerecordings of the soundpieces.

Flavien Gillié – From Haren to Chalk Hill (http://www.soundisall.net/)

rerecorded with binaural okm mic in the garden of the residency

second was Jen Eberhardt´s(http://www.jennifer-eberhardt.de/) fieldrecording contribution “Gewitter” on the other side of the artist residency.

The Project will be online next week with the first rerecordings, and will be updated subsequently!