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A Different Nature

A Different Nature Mission Statement: A Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art
A Different Nature is a curatorial program of genre-defying avant garde music and spoken word that champions historic and modern sound art and spotlights, new, emergent experimental music and audio art generally not heard anywhere else.
The program's format provides the space for deep listening to pieces not confined to pop song lengths and shows are generally focused on an artist, school of music or discipline, record label or art movement.

A Different Nature is a collaborative effort of the ADN Collective, who each curate a show every week on an informal rotating basis, or a group show, depending on the subject at hand.

A Different Nature was founded in the late Seventies by Richard Francis, who fearlessly championed new music and the unheard Avant Garde. His programs went into exhaustive detail on individual artists, labels and musical disciplines. He also spearheaded many important events on the air, such as the 2001 and 2008 Dada and Surrealism festivals that dominated the airwaves for days on end and involved many in the local avant garde community as well as many KBOO programmers.

Richard passed away in 2009 but it's our hope to carry on with his mission of introducing listeners to unheard new music as a collective of his collaborators and listeners.

Long live Papa Dada!

Airs every Monday from 8 to 10 PM

Episode Archive

A Different Nature on 10/01/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 09/24/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
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A Different Nature on 09/10/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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John Cage Centenary Celebration... host: Alejandro Ceballos

John Cage (1912-1992) was born on September 5, 1912.   Cage was, perhaps, the greatest music radical of the 20th century. He composed using chance procedures. His music honored silence along with sound. He made no distinction between traditional musical sounds and what some call noise. He embraced, rather than escaped from, messy urban life as well as anarchic nature. He was controversial, to say the least, but his influence has been, and continues to be, extraordinary. No one in the last century did more to change the way much of the world now thinks about, makes and consumes art.  In celebration the Cage centenary, A Different Nature is presenting Cage-related programming throughout the month of September.

A Different Nature on 09/03/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 09/03/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
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  The American composer John Cage was born on September 5, 1912. Cage was one of the most influential musical minds of the 20th century, leaving an indelible mark on future generations of minimalist and electroacoustic composers, and also  in the relams of art rock, avant-jazz, noise, and electronica.  To celebrate the Cage centenary, A Different Nature will present Cage-related programming throughout the month of September.  This first program on September 3rd will be an extended 3-hour show (8-11 pm).   Then tune in on the 10th and the 17th at the regular time (8-10 pm).

A Different Nature on 08/20/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 08/20/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Host Danielle Parks features the work of 20th century avant-garde composer Lucia Dlugoszewski.

Tonight host Danielle Parks features the work of Lucia Dlugoszewski, a Polish-American composer, performer and inventor. She created over a hundred unique percussion instruments, such as ladder harps, closed rattles, unsheltered rattles, tangent rattles, wave rattles, quarter-tone gongs, and square shaped drums - all made from a wide variety of materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, and paper.  As she wrote in her essay called 'What Is Sound to Music', "In 1954, I began the immense journey in search of a Logos for music.  I was also more aware than ever before or since of the fragility of sound when it is music.

A Different Nature on 08/13/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 08/13/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Mills College - Incubator of New Music

The common thread linking the composers on tonight's edition of "A Different Nature" is Mills College in Oakland, California. For more than 80 years, Mills has been at the forefront of contemporary music, dramatically and consistently expanding the frontiers of sound and theory. Among the ranks of those who have taught at Mills are such luminaries of 20th century music as Luciano Berio, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Iannis Xenakis. This evening we will hear music from Mills-associated composers including  Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Joelle Léandre, Miya Masaoka, Gordon Mumma, Maggi Payne, Annie Gosfield, and James Tenney --much of it in an electronic or electroacoustic vein. host: Andy Hosch.

A Different Nature on 08/06/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Avant Garde and Outre music and sound from films...

This week on A Different Nature Dr. Zomb presents the more offbeat, Avant Garde, and Outre side of motion picture soundtracks from around the globe...

A Different Nature on 07/30/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:00pm - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:00am
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A Four Hour Fred Frith Special

A Fred Frith special, 8:00 pm - midnight

Experimental composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and innovator with roots in rock, classical, and experimental  music, Fred Frith has appeared on over 400 albums--many of which he has produced.;

From 8:00 - 10:00 pm, we will focus on Fred Frith's early work with Henry Cow, Art Bears, and other bands, from 1968 to 1990. From 10:00 pm - midnight, DJ What The(?!?!) ... will play Fred's post-1990 work.

A Different Nature on 07/23/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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In Memory of İlhan Mimaroğlu

This week on A Different Nature, we take a look at the pioneering electronic works of İlhan Mimaroğlu, who passed away on July 17th.

İlhan Mimaroğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈilhan mimaɾˈoːɫu], March 11, 1926 – July 17, 2012) was a musician and electronic music composer. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, the son of the famous architect Mimar Kemaleddin Bey depicted on the Turkish lira banknotes, denomination 20 lira, of the 2009 E-9 emission. He graduated from Galatasaray High School in 1945 and the Ankara Law School in 1949. He went to study in New York supported by a Rockefeller Scholarship. He studied musicology at Columbia University under Paul Henry Lang and composition under Douglas Moore. 

A Different Nature on 07/16/12

A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/16/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Angus MacLise

Tonight on A Different Nature we will experience the music and poetry of ANGUS MACLISE. MacLise was a percussionist, composer, poet, occultist and caligrapher who is probably best known as the original drummer for the Velvet Underground. 


Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

A Different Nature
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Mon, 08/25/2014
Dr. Zomb of Dr. Zomb's Stereo Obscura and Rich of Radio Lost and Found interview Negativland founding member Mark Hosler.
Mark called in all the way from North Carolina to discuss Negativland history, their upcoming show in Portland on the 29th, their upcoming new album It's All In Your Head and other mysteries.

richard's records

A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/25/2013

This time on A Different Nature, we delve into the program's past, and play gems from founder Richard Francis' own record collection.  It's KBOO's spring membership drive, so A Different Nature listeners will have the opportunity to pledge their support for the station during the program. We have special thank-you gifts to offer new or renewing members: copies of the CD "Hendrix Uncovered: New Music Inspired by Jimi Hendrix", donated by March Music Moderne & Bob Priest.

  • Length: 119:47 minutes (164.51 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents

A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/18/2013

 For forty years, the San Francisco Avant-Garde band The Residents have basked in relative obscurity, much of it self-imposed. Their earliest modus operandi had them creating works under their 'theory of obscurity', first coined by N. Senada, who may or may not be an actual person. One aspect of the theory is that a work is created with the intent of never releasing a work until every participant has forgotten about it - or something like that.

Another aspect of the Residents is that they've kept their real identity a secret for many decades, with a few people speaking on their behalf in a business capacity who may or may not be Residents themselves.. Hmmm..

We did, however, manage to get Homer Flynn, The Resident's creative director and visual Major Domo on the phone, while he was, uh, helping the band on the Eastern leg of their Wonder of Weird 40th Anniversary tour.

Homer was more than generous with his time and lots of questions get answered, including a long-time rumour around KBOO's history.

But I'll let you listen to that yourself.



A Different Nature
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Mon, 09/17/2012

ADN 9/17/2012 CAGE CENTENARY PROGRAM 3 / host: dj what the!@#%*! 

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A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

A Different Nature
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Mon, 11/22/2010

Kathy, Dr Zomb & Rolf interviewed Edward Ka-Spel of the Legendary Pink Dots for A DIFFERENT NATURE. We conducted the interview at the Doug Fir a couple hours before they performed and aired it on ADN that night. Also thanks to Crystal for digital audio editing before the interview aired.


A Different Nature playlist for 06/06/2011

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John ZornThe Satyr's Play, Odes 1-8The Satyr's Play / CerberusTzadik
Kroumata Percussion EnsembleHenry Cowell: Pulse (1939)The Kroumata Percussion
Talujon Percussion QuartetLou Harrison: Fugue (1942)...the speed of the passing
Percussion Group The HagueJohn Cage: First Construction in Metal (1940)
Eddie Pré
Steven SchickDavid Lang: The Anvil ChorusBang On A Can Live, Vol. 2CRI
Talujon Percussion QuartetXenakis: Okho...the speed of the passing
Music Projects/LondonJames Dillon: East 11th St. NY (dedicated to John Cage on the occasion of his 70th birthday)East 11th St.

host: Andy Hosch.  Tonight an all percussion edition of A Different Nature.


A Different Nature playlist for 05/30/2011

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Vía LácteaAymara Parte III (Extracto)En Vivo en el Chopo,1979Momia
Vía LácteaEl Retorno de la Serpiente Emplumada (Quetzalcóatl)En Vivo en el Chopo,1979Momia
Mauricio MonteroIn In Search of SilenceEscorpión en Ascendiente
Manuel Rocha IturbideIn Search of SilenceEscorpión en Ascendiente
Iván NaranjoInside SilenceEscorpión en Ascendiente
Julio ClavijoNay, HappinessEscorpión en Ascendiente
MachintoscoMr. SEscorpión en Ascendiente
Arthur Henry ForkMr. Sadness RetiresEscorpión en Ascendiente
José Manuel MondragónMr. Sadness Retires Effluvium State RemixEscorpión en Ascendiente
Mauricio ValdésSea Feathered FluteEscorpión en Ascendiente
Antonio RussekLessen the PainEscorpión en Ascendiente
Rogelio SosaLessen the TimeEscorpión en Ascendiente
Taniel MoralesDesgasteEscorpión en Ascendiente
Israel MartínezLessen the Hyronimus' FriendsEscorpión en Ascendiente
Gullermo Galindo3B-HyronimusAnFriendsEscorpión en Ascendiente
Alejandro CasalesHyronimus N FriendsEscorpión en Ascendiente
Mario de VegaHyronimus CatEscorpión en Ascendiente
Jorge ReyesRemember the porcelanine dreamsEscorpión en Ascendiente
Vistas FijasArcano
Vía LácteaVia LuminosaEn Vivo en el Chopo,1979
Vía LácteaUrantiaEn Vivo en el Chopo,1979
Vía LácteaLa Sabiduría de los ProfetasEn Vivo en el Chopo,1979
Israel Martínez
Juan José GurrolaIn search of silenceEn Busca del Silencio/Escorpión en Ascendiente
Juan José GurrolaNay, HappinessEn Busca del Silencio/Escorpión en Ascendiente
Juan José GurrolaMr. Sadness RetiresEn Busca del Silencio/Escorpión en Ascendiente
Juan José GurrolaSea Feathered FluteEn Busca del Silencio/Escorpión en Ascendiente
Juan José GurrolaLessen the TimeEn Busca del Silencio/Escorpión en Ascendiente
OxomaxomaDeja de Chingar, PendejaEn el Nombre sea de Dios
Randolph HostetlerHappily Ever AfterPerspectives in New Music
Christoff MindoreHeadholes/Hole in the HeadDAME
Robert AshleyPurposeful Lady Slow Afternoon/Automatic WritingLovely
Noah CreshevskyCoup d' EtatCenatur
Andrew LilesThe First Heart Attack Was the Best/ Miraculous Medanical MonsterDicter
Nurse with WoundI Was No Longer His Dominant/Astomating Vol. 2United Diaries
Charles AmirkahanianPas de VoixPerspectivs in New Music
Christoff MigoneHide the Head/Hide In The HeadDAME
Anabel LeeLycantrophy/Etreme Music from WomenSusan Lawley
In Search of Silence - Scorpio Rising, is an LP recorded by the eclectic Mexican Theater Director Juan José Gurrola in the early Seventies with various friends (Victor Fosado: Percussion, Roberto Bustamante: electric Guitar, Eduardo Guzman: Trumpet). It is an unknown record, only a few copies were made. It is a rare example of Mexican experimental music, free jazz, alternative music, at that time. I consider Gurrola a pioneer of sound art in Mexico, along with Alejandro Jodorowsky who was a good friend of his back in the sixties.

On 2007, the curator Mauricio Marcin did an exhibition of Gurrola's artistic works and he asked me if we could make a CD of this forgotten LP, but inviting electronic composers to do remixes, sound interventions or works inspired in the different tracks of Gurrola's LP. I had already suggested this to Gurrola, and so he agreed and I invited 20 Mexican people to participate. It became sort of homage to this grate interdisciplinary artist, that sadly died recently, just after the CD was published.

Ivan Naranjo

Also, a very rare tape by Via Lactea from the late 70's

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Se podrá escuchar el disco En busca del Silencio/ Escorpión en ascendente grabado en los setentas por Gurrola, exploración musical denominada por él mismo como música neuro-atonal, y que Manuel Rocha, artista sonoro e investigador, define como “una música experimental muy libre, una especie de free jazz bastante avanzado que se mezcla con algo de pop con orígenes desconocidos”.

Asi como una cinta muy rara de Via Lactea de finales de los 70's.

A Different Nature playlist for 05/23/2011

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Maryanne AmacherSynaptic Island (Tower Metals/Feed 2/Muse Orchestra 1Sound CharactersTzadik
Maryanne AmacherTeo Part 3Sound Characters 2Tzadik
Maryanne AmacherHead Rhythm 1/Plaything 2Sound CharactersTzadik
Maryanne AmacherTowerSound CharactersTzadik
Maryanne AmacherDense Boogie 1Sound CharactersTzadik
Maryanne AmacherStep Into It, Imagining 1001 Years, A - (excerpt)Sound CharactersTzadik
Annette Vande GorneTerreTaoempreintes DIGITALes
Annette Vande GorneMetalTaoempreintes DIGITALes

A Different Nature playlist for 05/16/2011

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A DIFFERENT NATURE presents                     



TRAINEATER --from The Book of Knots' "Traineater"
GRAVITY --from Carla Kihlstedt's "2 Foot Yard"
SHIROI ARASHI (White Storm) --from Minamo's "Kuroi Kawa (BlackRiver)"
CRISIS -- from 2 Foot Yard's "Borrowed Arms"
WORLD OF MADE -- from Carla Kihlstedt's "2 Foot Yard"

OSSUARY -- from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum's "In Glorious Times"
LUCY HAS A NEW PET KITTY --from "Dalaba/Frith/Glick Rieman/Kihlstedt"
KONEKU (KITTY) -- from Minamo's "Kuroi Kawa (Black River)"
ASSISTANCE -- ANGLE OF REPOSE -- from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum's "In Glorious Times"

ALMOST ORGANIC and ARTIFICIAL SPRING -- from "Pandaemonium" (with ROVA sax quartet )
ALL THIS NOTHING --from the new (out soon) Book of Knots' "Garden of Fainting Stars"
THE NISNA -- from "Necessary Monsters" ( 9 songs inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' BOOK of IMAGINARY BEINGS, to be performed July 30, 31 at SF's Yerba Buena Center for The Arts)

(Necessary Monsters performance is the 1st component in Carla's IMAGINARY BEINGS PROJECT. The 2nd component is YOUR PART--The Bestiary is where all YOUR monsters will be kept. At this point, Carla tells us that she's looking for people to dream up/create/submit their own monsters (soon). More info at )

(now back to THE PLAYLIST...)

RELENTLESS PURSUIT -- from Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi's new "As I Lay Dreaming- Tales For The Stage, II" 
FALLING UP and TALL STORY -- from Cosa Brava's "Ragged Atlas"
BLIND PAPER DRAGON --from Tin Hat Trio's "The Sad Machinery of Spring"
(THEN, CARLA PICKS UP HER BEAUTIFUL E-STRING VIOLIN and plays/sings LIVE in the KBOO Studios, the beginning section of "little e" from TIN HAT's new e. e. cummings project!!)

TIN HAT is finishing their West Coast tour this Thursday evening, May 19, 8 pm at The Mission Theater performing their new material based on the poetry of edward estlin cummings .

And we close the show with the intense "FLINCH" from Carla's "2 Foot Yard" 

So much more about this amazing woman's numerous projects and collaborations at:

(Thank you for joining us, Carla!!) 

~daniel & danielle                                                                                                                                       

A Different Nature playlist for 05/09/2011

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A call-in show, where we went out to the listeners for ideas for future shows..  Stuff played was either phone related or stuff we'd played in the last year or.. 

Anyway here's the playlist:

Laurie Anderson - NY Social Life - V/A LP - Arch
Scanner - The Spirit of Speech/Digital Andor/Delivery - Rawkus
Francis Dohmont - Frankenstein Symphony - Ashpodel
FM Einheit/Andreas Ammer - Action - Deutsche Kreiger - Invisible
Christian Marclay - Excerpt - Record Without A Cover -
Susan Stone - Couch (Problems, Problems) The Lab: 20 year Anniversary - The Lab
Phil Harmonic - Greatest Hits, Side B
Barry Adamson - It's Business As Usual - Oedipus, Schmoedipus -
Michel Philippot - Abience II
Francios Bayle - L'Oiseau Chanteur
Phil Harmonic -  - Greatest Hits - Lovely Little Records
Luc Ferrari - Head and Tail of the Dragon
Sho-San-Ke for Electronic
Moato Moroi - Sound of Traditional Japanese Instruments - Radio NHK
Pierre Schaeffer - Objets Lies

And we got some calls, and here were a few of the many ideas for future shows..

Cuong Vu(?)
John Cage
Sonic Youth SYR series
stuff using circuit bending
Disciples of Pandit Pran Prath (Terry Riley, LaMonte Young, Michael Stirling)
ESP Disk





A Different Nature playlist for 05/02/2011

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Final installment in a six-part series on the music of Butch Morris; host: Andy Hosch of Timbuktunes

1. "Istanbul" (9:25)  from David Murray Big Band conducted by Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (DIW, Japan, 1991); David Murray (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Hugh Ragin, Graham Haynes, Rasul Siddik, James Zollar (trumpets), Craig Harris, Frank Lacy, Al Patterson (trombones), Vincent Chaney (French horn), Bob Stewart (tuba), Kahlil Henry (flute, piccolo), John Purcell (alto sax), James Spaulding (alto sax, flute), Patience Higgins (tenor & soprano sax), Don Byron (baritone sax, clarinet), Sonelius Smith (piano), Fred Hopkins (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morrris (conductor).

2. "The Bartok Comprovisation" (7:11) from Butch Morris, Dust to Dust (New World, 1991); Vickey Bodner (English horn) Jean-Paul Bourelly (guitar), Brian Carrott (vibraphone), Andrew Cyrille (drums), J.A. Deane (trombone & electronics), Marty Ehrlich (clarinet); Janet Grice (bassoon), Wayne Horvitz (keyboards & electronics), Jason Hwang (violin), Myra Melford (piano), Zeena Parkins (harp), John Purcell (oboe), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morrris (conductor).

3. "Improvisation No. 2" (14:20)  (unreleased, 1990);  Butch Morris Trio: Butch Morris (cornet), Bill Horvitz (electric guitar), J.A. Deane (trombone & electronics).

4. "Preservation" (8:08) from Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris live at Jazz Festival Saalfelden, Austria (Nublu Records, 2010); Lawrence D. "Butch" Morrris (conductor), Ilhan Ersahin (tenor saxophone), Jonathon Haffner (alto saxophone), Graham Haynes (cornet), Fabio Morgera (trumpet), Liek Knuffke (trumpet), Thor Masden (guitar-left channel), Zeke Zima (guitar-right channel), Michael Kiaer (electric bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Mauro Refosco (percussion).

5. "Improvisation No. 1" (13:27)  (unreleased, 1990);  Butch Morris Trio: Butch Morris (cornet), Bill Horvitz (electric guitar), J.A. Deane (trombone & electronics).

6. "Food Chain Dialogue" (7:41) from Butch Morris, Dust to Dust (New World, 1991); see personnel above.

7. "Conduction no. 143/2, part 4" (13:41) (recorded at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 5 Nov/ 2004); Laboratorio Novamusica: Cecilia Vendrasco (flutes), Ilich Fenzi (trumpet), Umberto de Nigris
(trombone), Piergabriele Mancuso (viola), Carlo Carratelli (harpsichord), Giovanni Mancuso
(piano), Andrea Carlon (double bass), Peter Gallo (drums/percussion), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morrris, conductor.

8. "Ozone - Burning Red" (excerpt) from Butch Morris, Lê Quan Ninh & J.A. Deane, Burning Cloud (FMP, 1996); Butch Morris (cornet), Lê Quan Ninh (percussion) & J.A. Deane (trombone, flute & electronics).

to learn more about Butch Morris and conduction:


A Different Nature playlist for 04/25/2011

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Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz OrchestraStraight Up and Out (excerpt)Out to LunchDoubt Music
Sachiko M2808200An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol 6Sub Rosa
Sachiko M/Leonid SoybelmanLive 1997 (bonus track)With Russia From LoveNo Man's Land
Sachiko M/Otomo YoshihideFilament 1-5Filament 1Extreme
Sachiko M/Gunter Muller/Otomo YoshihideFilament 2-3Filament 2Four 4 Ears
Sachiko MDon't TouchSine Wave SoloAmoebic
Otomo Yoshihide/Sachiko M/Ishikawa KoModulation 1CathodeTzadik
Ensemble CathodeCathode 3 (variations of Modulation 1)Ensemble CathodeImprovised Music From Japan
Sachiko MNe Pas(Sachiko Solo)Four FocusesAmoebic
Ami YoshidaAura HysteriaSpiritual VoiceAirport
Ami YoshidaTracks 1-6Tiger ThrushImprovised Music from Japan
Cosmos(Sachiko M/Ami Yoshida)1TearsErstwhile
Sachiko MDon't DoSine Wave SoloAmoebic

Focus on Sachiko M and Ami Yoshida.. Some comments on the show follow:

"I turned on the radio and just hear this high pitched hum.. are you having transmitter problems?"

"I just walked into the room and hear a high-pitched whine. Is there something wrong with the antenna. You mean this is supposed to be music? It's not music, it's just a high pitch whine. Are you the idiot that programmed this? Do you think people are going to be entertained by this shit? You're taking up valuable air time with this. YOU'RE A FUCKING IDIOT!" The man got more and more angry as he talked to me, until he blew up at the end, and then hung up. . ..



A Different Nature playlist for 04/04/2011

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Part five of our six-part series on Butch Morris and Conduction.  We start off this week with an interview recorded for Vermont Public Radio [VPR] in November of 2007 so that listeners can learn more about Morris and the theories behind his concept of Conduction in the composer's own voice.  The interviewer is George Thomas, and also sitting in is Don Glasgo, leader of Dartmouth University's student jazz ensemble "Barbary Coast".  The interview is a bit over 30 minutes in duration. Anyone who missed the interview or would like to hear it again can find it archived at VPR's website:

Underlying my opening remarks and the VPR interview is an extended excerpt from Morris' Conduction #15

CONDUCTION® No. 15, WHERE MUSIC GOES II (extended excerpt behind interview)
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris
New York, NY, 15 & 16 November 1989
Ensemble: Arthur Blythe (alto sax), Marion Brandis (flute), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Curtis
Clark (piano), J.A. Deane (trombone/electronics), Janet Grice (bassoon), Brandon Ross (guitar), Bill
Horvitz (electric guitar), Jason Hwang (violin), Thurman Barker, Taylor McLean (percussion), Jemeel
Moondoc (flute), Zeena Parkins (harp), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (conductor).

P3 Art and Environment, Tokyo, Japan, 5 March 1995 <<total time: 76:12>>
Ensemble: Shonosuke Okura (o-tuzumi), Michihiro Sato (tugaru-syamisen), Ayuo Takahashi
(zheng), Yumiko Tanaka (gidayuu), Hikaru Sawai (koto), Dae Hwan Kim (percussion), western
instruments: Yoshihide Otomo (turntable), Haruna Miyake (piano), Asuka Kaneko (violin), Tomomi
Adachi (voice), Keizo Mizoiri, Motoharu Yoshizawa (basses), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (conductor).

CONDUCTION® No. 28, CHERRY BLOSSOM (brief excerpt)
P3 Art and Environment, Tokyo, Japan, 28 March 1993
Ensemble: Yukihiro Isso (no-kan), Shonosuke Ookura (tutzumi), Makiko Sakurai (syomyo), Michihiro
Sato (tugaru-syamisen), Kizan Daiyoshi (shakuhachi), western instruments: Haruna Miyake (piano),
Syuichi Chino (computer), Asuka Kaneko, Koihi Makigami (voices), Otomo Yoshihide (turntable),
Kazutoki Umezu (bass clarinet), Sachiko Nagata (percussion), Motoharu Yoshizawa (bass), Kazuo
Oono, Koichi Tamano (Butoh dance), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (conductor).

Complete Conduction chronology, more about Butch Morris & videos too, at:

You can reach me via email:


A Different Nature playlist for 03/28/2011

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Teruhisa FukadaChinoEsprits des AnimauxAlm Records
Toru TakemitsuStropheIn An Autumn GardenJVC/Victor (Japan)
Toshiro MayazumiCampanology IIINirvana SymphonyDenon
Akemi NaitoElectronic Landscape for tapeStrings & TimeCRI
Yasuba Jun & An-Chang ProjectAmagoi BushiRough Guide to the Music of JapanWorld Music Network
Toru TakemitsuHarakiri (excerpt)Film Music of Toru TakemitsuNonesuch
Makoto ShinoharaYumejiMin-On Contemporary Music Festival '92Camerata
Toru TakemitsuWoman in the Dunes (excerpt)Film Music of Toru TakemitsuNonesuch
Ryuichi SakamotoAnger remixMoto.tronicSony
Ikue MoriMonkey Music MoonOne Hundred Aspects of the MoonTzadik
Satolo FujiiSilenceSouth WindLibra
Ikue MoriAngler FishHex KitchenTzadik
Masaru SatoThronAkira Kurasawa's Movie Soundtrackse of BloodAkira Kurasawa's Movie SoundtracksDoxy (4 LPs, vinyl)
Stomu YamashtuMandalaStomu Yamashtu Red Buddha TheatreIsland (vinyl)
The Boredoms1Ichi: The Killer OST
The BoredomsBabe "BaabeIchi: The Killer OST
The BoredomsAlphabetical #1Ichi: The Killer OST
The BoredomsWhitey WhiteIchi: The Killer OST
Chu IshikawaMetatronTetsuo: The Iron Man OSTA-Disc
Chu IshikawaThe Sixth ToothTetsuo: The Iron Man OST"
Otomo Yoshihide10 -Night Before the Death of the Sampling VirusExtreme
Esemble NipponaOgi No MatoJapan: Traditional and Vocal MusicExplorer
Taj Mahal TravellersUltra MusicOz Days LiveOz
Stomu Yamash'ta's Red Buddha TheaterWhat a Way To Live in Modern TimesThe man from the eastIsland
Geinoh YamashirogomiPrimordial GerminationEcophony RinneInvatation
JA Caesera6(Recital) Kokkyo JunreikaVictor
Toshiya TsunodaVibrational Movements of Metal PlatesAhoraSonic Tiger
Masaru SatoThe Hidden Fortress (excerpts)Akira Kurasawa's Movie SoundtracksDoxy (4 LPs, vinyl)
Yann TomitaLuna for electronics & live concrete soundsAn Adventure of Inevitable ChanceAudio Science Laboratory
Toru TakemitsuKwaidan (1964)The Film Music of Toru TakemitsuJVC/Victor (Japan)
Masuro SatoThe Lower DepthsKurosawa: Film Musicunknown
Shonen KnifeTomato HeadRock AnimalsVirgin
Shonen KnifeRiding On The RocketLet's KnifeVirgin
Shonen KnifeTwist BarbieShonen KnifeGastanka
Tatsuya NakataniAbiogenesis 11AbiogenesisH & H Production
Ryuichi SakamatoGrief (Andrea Parker Remix)Prayer/SalvationNinja Tune
KoenjihyakkeiBrahggoViva Koenji!!Skin Graft
Bondage FruitKinzoku No Taiji LiveRecitMaboroshi No Sekai
JA Ceasertr 3Ship of Foolsunknown
Koji MarutaniScenes 4Chiky(U)U [various artists]Chiky(U)U
Somei SatohMandara for voice and electronicsMandara TrilogyNew Albion
UFO or Dieexcerpt from side AUnlimited FreakTime Bomb
Kyoto Imperial Court Music OrchestraIriteGagaku: Imperial Court Music of JapanLyrichord
Yellow Magic Orchestra'Prelude' from Technodelic (excerpt)DJ Spencer D mix CDself-released
Mayumi MiyataSublimationNebulaCBS, Japan
Toru Takemitsuexcerpt mixed over last selectionAkira Kurosawa's RanFantasy, vinyl

Five-hour New Music Japan special brought to you by the 'A Different Nature' collective.


A Different Nature playlist for 03/21/2011

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The Music of Otomo Yoshihide

Hosted by Rich L.


Otomo Yoshihide - HK - Sound Factory (1997)
Otomo Yoshihide/Christian Marclay - Sliced and Diced - Moving Parts (2001)
Otomo Yoshihide/Christian Marclay - Derailment - Moving Parts
Otomo Yoshihide - Tracks 1 - 15 - Night Before the Death of the Sampling Virus (1993)
Otomo Yoshihide/Yamatsuko Eye - Last Words - Now's The Time Workshop vol. 2 (1991)
Otomo Yoshihide/Yamatsuko Eye - Terminal 1 - Now's The Time Workshop vol. 2
Otomo Yoshihide/Yamatsuko Eye - Terminal 2 - Now's The Time Workshop vol. 2
Otomo Yoshihide/Yamatsuko Eye - Terminal 3 - Now's The Time Workshop vol. 2
Otomo Yoshihide and the New Jazz Orchestra - Out to Lunch - Out to Lunch (2005)
Otomo Yoshihide and the New Jazz Orchestra - Straight Up and Down - Out to Lunch
Otomo Yoshihide and the New Jazz Quintet - Serene - Flutter (2001)
Altered States w/Otomo Yoshihide - Motif B - Lithuania and Estonia Live (1994)
Altered States w/Otomo Yoshihide - Chain Reaction - Lithuania and Estonia Live
Altered States w/Otomo Yoshihide - Improvisation #1 - Lithuania and Estonia Live
Altered States w/Otomo Yoshihide - Improvisation #2 - Lithuania and Estonia Live
Otomo Yoshihide - 1-2 - We Insist? (2003)
Yoshihide/Laswell/Yashihiro - Seaweed - Soup (2003)
Otomo Yoshihide/Martin Le'trault - Lyon No. 1/Kafe Myszik, 28.04.03 - Grrr (2004)
Otomo Yoshihide/Bob Ostertag - The Power of Success - Twins! (1996)
Otomo Yoshihide - Anode 3 - Anode (2001)



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