We envision the framework as a ‘Listening-Led Environment’ for the use and re-use of sound, and we have focused on the processes of Interrogation: a. Search and Retrieval (meta-data) and b. Analysis: sonic information retrieval (machine-led listening) ; and Relational Playback, meaning the process which involves the relationships between the sound materials according to different purposes (human-led listening).

The framework will create a rich approach, including creative options for digital interfaces and interactive practice that stimulate listening experiences for a variety of audiences, together with ethical and technical standards, expanding the awareness of sonic understanding in the wider research community and beyond, and around it, the activation of an interdisciplinary community of users for the sustainability of the framework.

The fundamentals of this framework have been identified by Ximena Alarcon and Cathy Lane. Examples and methods have been added to the framework through a series of interviews conducted by Ximena Alarcon with Isobel Anderson, Rupert Cox, Peter Cusack, John Drever, Carlos Falci, Frederic Font, Michael Gallagher, 
Clay Gold, Holly Ingleton, Cathy Lane, David Moffat, Siân Mogridge, 
Tullis Rennie, Tom Rice, Adam Parkinson, 
Mark Peter Wright, and 
Andrea Zarza. See their backgrounds on this blog post.

Throughout May and June the framework is open for their further contributions, as well as contributions from sound recordists, artists, archivists, online practitioners, around the world, if you would like to contribute to it with your experiences please get in contact with us: X.Alarcon[at]

Here we will be updating how the framework receives contributions during the online gathering!

Update 13/07/15


Update 26/05/15


Sound Matters Framework in 26/05/15. Click on the image to view the development

Original Framework



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