framework began in 2002, and now streams, pod-, cloud-, and broadcasts to listeners around the world. framework is consecrated to field-recording and its use in composition, and sees itself as an outlet for an ever-growing community of artists, 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 them 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.