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

5 de Mayo: Avant Garde Mexican Composers

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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5 de Mayo: Avant Garde Mexican Composers
For this 5 de Mayo we will be listening to music by avant garde Mexican composers played by the Arditti Quartet

Juan Felipe Waller: De jaque, sal, gala y luna (1999) for solo violin
Herbert Vazquez: String Quartet No. 1 (1999) Exposicion, Relectura. 
German Romero: Ramas (2002) for amplified solo violin
Ivan Naranjo: Uno (2002) for string quartet
Rogelio Sosa: Espasmo fulgor (2002) for violin & electronics
Hilda Paredes: Uy u'tan (1998) for strng quartet

untitled

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/28/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dr. Zomb hosts...
Dr. Zomb hosts this week with assorted recent vinyl acquisitions...

A Different Nature on 04/21/14

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 04/14/14

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 04/07/14

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Four-hour expanded programming: recordings from Portland's new music festival, March Music Moderne

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:00pm - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:00am
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music from March Music Moderne IV

To start things off we will be joined in studio by pianist/composer Jennifer Wright, co-founder along with Art Resnik, of Piano Bizarro. Jennifer will lead us through a series of recordings from their recent concert.  The evening will also feature pianist Maria Choban (MC Hammered Klavier) who will join us to introduce selections from her concert honoring the 75th birthyear of composer/PSU Professor Emeritus Tomas Svoboda.  From Lewis & Clark College, we will hear selections from the Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan in concert with Resonance Ensemble,  and Dunja Jennings (Friends of Rain Ensemble) performs Canadian composer and MMM composer-in-residence James Harley's work for solo bass clarinet.

An Early Celebration of Sun Ra's 100th Birthday

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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A Sun Ra Monday

Tonight we will, once again, explore the music of the great Sun Ra (1914-1993), composer, keyboardist, bandleader, and philosopher, who was born 100 years ago on May 22. Since his music career spanned seven decades, and his prolific career as a bandleader lasted nearly 50 years, we will be focusing on Sun Ra's music from the 70s. If you are in need of an attitude adjustment, curl up, put on your headphones, and enter the world of Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Virginia Furr will host.

Roger Doyle

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Roger Doyle

Today is BENITO JUAREZ's Birthday observed, but was he really born this day? I don't know. (he was born March 21. web editor)
       However, it's also St Patrick's Day, which means tonight on A Different Nature we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with..  No! Not that blarmy annoying fiddle crap that epitomizes what one thinks of as "Irish" music scene, but instead.. in the humble opinion of tonight's host, Ireland's most signifcant musical savant, avant-electro-acoustic composer ROGER DOYLE.

Portuguese Composers Musica Viva Competition: Electronic Music Vol. I & II

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Portuguese Composers Musica Viva Competition: Electronic Music Vol. I & II

This Edition aims to fulfil two goals: to contribute to the best knowledge of the Portuguese electronic music creation; and to publish the awarded pieces of the Electroacoustic Music Competition that has been annually organized by Miso Music Portugal, since 2000, within the context of the Musica Viva Festival.
Volume I, it is important to refer that the composers included are among the most active, within this musical field, in the past few years, all of them with an established curriculum. These composers present their own approaches to electronic music composition.
Volume II contains the awarded pieces from the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Competition, which aims for composers younger than 35 years of age.

Listening to the Here of the Now

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/03/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Preview of March Music Moderne IV

This week, A Different Nature brings you a 2-hour preview of the fourth annual March Music Moderne "Listening to the Here of the Now", 32 events happening March 7th-16th. This week's host Andy Hosch will be joined by MMM founder Bob Priest
to check out everything that will be happening this year. More info at
http://www.marchmusicmoderne.org/

Audio

Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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

program: 
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

program: 
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.

 

ADN 9/17/2012 CAGE CENTENARY PROGRAM 3

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 09/17/2012

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

  • Length: 119:30 minutes (109.41 MB)
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A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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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.

Playlists

A Different Nature playlist for 05/02/2011

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05/02/2011

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: http://www.conduction.us/

 

A Different Nature playlist for 04/25/2011

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04/25/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
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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04/04/2011

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: http://www.vpr.net/episode/42045/

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).

CONDUCTION® No. 50
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: http://www.conduction.us/

You can reach me via email: andy@timbuktunes.com

 

A Different Nature playlist for 03/28/2011

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
03/28/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
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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03/21/2011

The Music of Otomo Yoshihide

Hosted by Rich L.

Playlist:

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
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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
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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
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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)

A Different Nature playlist for 03/14/2011

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03/14/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alan HovhanessKohar, for flute, oboe, tympani, stringsSymphony of Metal InstrumentsKoch 3-7289-2H1
Alan HovhanessConcerto #7Music from LouisvilleLouisville First Edition FECD-0006
Alan Hovhaness"Island of Mysterious Bells," for four harpsIsolated InstrumentsMHS-1844 (vinyl)
Alan HovhanessKhaldis, movement 1 for pianoKhaldisCrystal CD-814
Alan HovhanessFantasy on Japanese WoodprintsMusic of HovhanessColumbia M-34537 (vinyl)
Alan HovhanessRubaiyat of Omar KhayyamMusic of HovhanessColumbia M-34527 (vinyl)
Alan HovhanessSymphony (#17)Symphony of Metal InstrumentsKoch 3-7289-2H1
Alan Hovhaness"And God Created Great Whales""And God Created Great Whales"Delos DE-3157
Alan Hovhaness3 Bagatelles for String QuartetSpirit MurmurDelos DE-3162
Alan HovhanessKhaldis, movement 3 for pianoKhaldisCrystal CD-814
Alan Hovhaness"Enchanted Ground," for HarpConcerto for HarpTelarc CD-80530
Alan HovhanessSymphony #39, for Guitar & OrchestraSymphony #46, #39Koch 3-7208-2H1

Music of Alan Hovhaness.  Celebrating the centennial of Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness. More information, biograpy, complete listing of all compositions, and discography, plus updates on 2011 centennial celebrations around the country at:  www.hovhaness.com

A Different Nature playlist for 03/07/2011

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03/07/2011

Fourth of six programs devoted to the music of Butch Morris.  

CONDUCTION® No. 58, HOLY SEA, MARBLE DUST / CONDUCTION® No. 59, HOLY SEA, THE DEVIL'S MUSIC recorded near Florence, Italy. February, 1996  [total time 73:10]

Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris conducting the Orchestra della Toscana: Andrea Tacchi, Giorgio Ballini, Paolo Gaiani, Maria Elena Runza (violins), Riccardo Masi, Alessandro Franconi, Dimitri Mattu (violas), Giovanni Bacchelli, Filippo Burchietti (cello), Raffaello Majoni, Gianpietro Zampella (basses), Michele Marasco (flute), Umberto Codeca (bassoon), Gianfranco Dini (horn), Donato De Sena, Claudio Quintavalla (trumpets), Renzo Brocculi (trombone), Riccardo Tarlini (tuba), Morgan M. Torelli (timpani), Jonathan Faralli (percussion), Cinzia Conte (harp). With J.A. Deane (trombone/electronics), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables/sampling/electronics), RiccardoFassi (piano).

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CONDUCTION® No. 23, QUINZAINE DE MONTREAL
The Spectrum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 11 April 1992 (time 43:25)
Ensemble: Tristan Honsinger, Martin Schutz, Eric Longsworth (cello), Michelle Kinney, Ken Butler (hybrid broom-cello), Helmut Lipsky (violin), J.A. Deane (trombone/electronics/sampling), Guillaume
Dostaler (piano), Mike Milligan (bass), Pierre Dubé (vibraphone).  Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris conducting.

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Tune in to A Different Nature next week, for a special program commemorating the 100th
anniversary of the birth of the prolific American composer Alan Hovhaness,
whose music explored his Armenian heritage, as well as Japanese and Korean
musical forms, modal composition, love of nature, etc.

A Different Nature playlist for 02/28/2011

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ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Catherine JauniauxUne Escadrille de SorcièresFluvialAd Hoc
The Hat ShoesBattre Des PaupieresDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
The Hat ShoesSkinny MoonDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
Ikue MoriAngler FishHex KitchenTzadik
Catherine JauniauxCopul's HumusFluvialAd Hoc
Catherine JauniauxDoresc Treï BabyFluvialAd Hoc
The Hat ShoesLove ConversationDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
VibraslapsCe grand neantVibraslapsRecRec
Tom CoraCe grand neantIt's a Brand New Day: Tom Cora Live at the Knitting FactoryKnitting Factory Works
Aksak MaboulA Modern LessonUn Peu de l'Ame des BanditsCrammed Discs
VibraslapsI Fall in Love Too EasilyVibraslapsRecRec
The Hat ShoesThe Woman Of ChernovitzyDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
VibroslapsImportant Things are WhisperedVibraslapsRecRec
The Hat ShoesDifferently DesperateDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
Ikue MoriKiss of FireHex KitchenTzadik
Butch MorrisConduction 36Conduction 31, Conduction 35 & Conduction 36New World
Aksak MaboulMilano Per CasoUn Peu de l'Ame des BanditsCrammed Discs
Catherine JauniauxOrigine des FemmesFluvialAd Hoc
Ikue MoriWoke Up AghastHex KitchenTzadik
Catherine JauniauxKebadayaFluvialAd Hoc
VibraslapsShiverVibraslapsRecRec
Ikue MoriShiverHex KitchenTzadik
The Hat ShoesDoloresDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
The Hat ShoesTchakohDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
VibraslapsWitches BrewVibraslapsRecRec
The Hat ShoesBirdlessDifferently DesperateAd Hoc

 CATHERINE JAUNIAUX is a unique French born vocalist and composer who's contributed to numerous R.I.O. (Rock In Opposition) projects and has stood at the forefront of vocal improvisation of the downtown NYC scene for many years. Her vocals exhibit a vast platter of sounds, encompassing invented languages to schizophrenic meanderings and everything in-between. Some of the projects she has participated in include: The Hat Shoes, Aksak Maboul, Des Airs, The Work, Third Person, Vibraslaps, Butch Morris, Tom Cora and collaborative work with the likes of Otomo Yoshihide, Erik M, Ikue Mori, and Fred Frith. She also was the wife of late cello player Tom Cora.

 

 

 
 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 02/21/2011

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02/21/2011

FRED FRITH - 2 WORKS (mainly)  --  hosted by daniel flessas

Focusing on Frith's early guitar masterpiece, 1974's "Guitar Solos" and 1995's "Pacifica", (though we opened tonight's show with the atmospheric "Kick The Can" from the 1980 album, "Speechless").

GUITAR SOLOS  (from about 8:05 pm til around 9:15 pm)

1. Hello Music 

2. Glass c/w Steel

3. Ghosts

4. Out of Their Heads (on locoweed)

5. Not  Forgotten

6. Hollow Music

7. Heat c/w Moment

8. PART 5 from "Rivers and Tides" (music for the amazing film about Andy Goldsworthy) this is NOT on Guitar Solos, btw..

9. No Birds   (The longest track on the album, "No Birds", Frith played on two prepared guitars simultaneously, creating the timbre and range of an orchestra. He laid the two guitars flat on a table, neck to neck with the bodies of the guitars at opposite ends and the necks parallel to each other. He then tuned the strings on both guitars to one note, and because they were stereo guitars with nut pickups, he had six separate sound sources coming from each guitar. Using volume pedals on some of the sound sources, Frith filtered sounds in and out of the mix without doing anything on the guitars.

10. Only Reflect

11. Water / Struggle / The North

12. Alienated Industrial Seagulls

Guitar Solos was voted one of the best albums of 1974 by NME critics. Allmusic called it a landmark album because of its innovative and experimental approach to guitar playing. It also attracted the attention of Brian Eno, resulting in Frith's playing guitar on two of Eno's albums, and spawned two follow-up albums, Guitar Solos 2 (1976) and Guitar Solos 3 (1979). Guitar Solos was remastered and released on CD on Frith's own record label, Fred Records in 2002.

Frith recorded the album at David Vorhaus's Kaleidophon Studios in London on 11–13 and 15 July 1974, where he played a modified 1936 Gibson K-11. He added an extra pickup over the strings at the nut, enabling him to amplify sound from both sides of the fretted note. He then split the fretboard in two with a capo, effectively giving him two guitars, each amplified separately that he could play independently with each hand. To split the sounds further he attached alligator clips at various positions on the strings. The net result was a guitar with multiple sound sources that could be channelled to a mixer and distributed across the stereo soundscape.[3]

The album was recorded in four days without any overdubbing. All the pieces were improvised, some completely, some to a roughly preconceived idea, and sound as they were played, except for "No Birds", which was recorded in two parts, and "Not Forgotten", from which two notes were removed. The only sounds not produced 'naturally' by guitar are those of a fuzzbox used on "Out of Their Heads (On Locoweed)", "Heat c/w Moment" and "No Birds", an echo delay used on "No Birds", and ambient noise from Frith's breath and feet on "Heat c/w Moment".[5]

PACIFICA  (from about 9:15 pm til almost 10:00 pm)

Pacifica was composed by Frith in 1994 as "a meditation for 21 musicians with texts by Pablo Neruda", and was performed, under the direction of Frith, by the Eva Kant ensemble in 1995 in Modena, Italy. Texts taken from the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's works Soneto IX and Cien sonetos de amor, were recorded by Sergio Meza in September 1997 in Santiago, Chile and were added to the music in 1998. The album was released on Tzadik Records' Composer Series in 1998.

Frith does not perform on this album.

Pacifica was composed by Frith at Big Sur, California in a cabin overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is "a slow meditation on life and death" and reflects a series of events that occurred in Frith's life at the time, namely the death of two close friends and the birth of his daughter.

Pacifica was composed for an ensemble that included prepared guitars, wind instruments, percussion, a vocalist and a performer on records, CDs and tapes. The 19 member Eva Kant ensemble (named after a 1960s comic strip heroine, Eva Kant) performed the piece, with fragments of recited text from the Death Song of the Cupeño tribe of California and the tribal names of all the original inhabitants of California.


A Different Nature playlist for 02/14/2011

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Program name: 
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02/14/2011

Musique Concrete for Lovers    hosted by Dr. Zomb

Barely scratched the surface with this show...    would've liked to fit in some Dockstader, Varese, Stockhausen to name a few...    next time...

Playlist:

pierre schaeffer   etude aux chemin de fer   1948

walter ruttman   wochende   1930

pierre schaeffer/pierre henry   symphonie pour une homme seul   1950

john cage   williams mix   1952

luc ferrari   head and tail of the dragon

iannis xenakis   concret ph   1958

andre boucourechliev   texte 2   1959

francois bernard mache   prelude   1959

frank zappa/mothers   chrome plated megaphone of destiny   1967

daphne oram/high school student   adwick high school no. 2   1968

luc ferrari   part 2 music promenade   1969

henry jacobs   inbetween A

bernard parmiegiani   aquatisme   sign of life   1982

negativland   excerpt big 10-8 place pt. 1   1983

ethan rose   on wheels rotating   oaks cd   2009?

 

 

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A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

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Program name: 
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08/22/2011

 

 

 

A DIFFERENT NATURE presents

 A TRIBUTE to PANDIT PRAN NATH --

A 3 HOUR special on A Different Nature (To read more about Pandit Pran Nath and the American avant-garde underground, here is an excellent article -- http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/20-bazaar/lord-of-the-drone-pandit-pran-nath-and-the-american-underground-by-alexander-keefe/.) 

The first 2 hours were dedicated to 4 compositions --4 Portland area composers offering their piece in tribute to or inspired by Pandit Pran Nath

1.  Air Objects by John Berendzen   24:30

2.  Planetary Sine Wave Organ by Derek Ecklund  30:30

3.  Referent  by Scott Goodwin  24:00

4.  Raindrop Garden by Matt Carlson  10:00     

The last hour of the broadcast was indeed very special, even historic, as Michael Stirling sang/performed a raga live in the KBOO studios with accompaniment from Derek Ecklund and Kelly Jennings, each playing a tambura, and Aran Adams on tablas.

Here's what Michael had to say about this raga:  "i dedicate my offering to Shamsudin Faridi Desai, a music family friend from Dehli who passed on 8/16 - one of the last living masters of the Binkar in the tradition of Mian Bande Ali Khan - the great Binkar of the Kirana tradition.  He and sarangi virtuoso and Khalifa of the Kirana Gharana, Ustad Hafizullah Khan were inspiriations and their classical music will never be duplicated - as Terry Riley said of Faridi, a Ghandarva!

To listen, enjoy, and paint the inside of your mind with peace and the walls of your home with a deep resonant ommmmmmmmmmmm, click on this : http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

have a nice trip.

A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/22/2011

 

 

 

A DIFFERENT NATURE presents

 A TRIBUTE to PANDIT PRAN NATH --

A 3 HOUR special on A Different Nature (To read more about Pandit Pran Nath and the American avant-garde underground, here is an excellent article -- http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/20-bazaar/lord-of-the-drone-pandit-pran-nath-and-the-american-underground-by-alexander-keefe/.) 

The first 2 hours were dedicated to 4 compositions --4 Portland area composers offering their piece in tribute to or inspired by Pandit Pran Nath

1.  Air Objects by John Berendzen   24:30

2.  Planetary Sine Wave Organ by Derek Ecklund  30:30

3.  Referent  by Scott Goodwin  24:00

4.  Raindrop Garden by Matt Carlson  10:00     

The last hour of the broadcast was indeed very special, even historic, as Michael Stirling sang/performed a raga live in the KBOO studios with accompaniment from Derek Ecklund and Kelly Jennings, each playing a tambura, and Aran Adams on tablas.

Here's what Michael had to say about this raga:  "i dedicate my offering to Shamsudin Faridi Desai, a music family friend from Dehli who passed on 8/16 - one of the last living masters of the Binkar in the tradition of Mian Bande Ali Khan - the great Binkar of the Kirana tradition.  He and sarangi virtuoso and Khalifa of the Kirana Gharana, Ustad Hafizullah Khan were inspiriations and their classical music will never be duplicated - as Terry Riley said of Faridi, a Ghandarva!

To listen, enjoy, and paint the inside of your mind with peace and the walls of your home with a deep resonant ommmmmmmmmmmm, click on this : http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

have a nice trip.

A new song for your show

 http://www.boyjah.net/music/LoveMe2.mp3

Archived shows?

I loved the show today and read about the history of the show and about Richard.  Are there any archived Richard Francis shows?  I feel bereft i am so late to this party!

 

Ben

Thank you!

Tuned in on my way home from work. I don't usually get to listen but tonight I did and I'm sooooooo glad I found this show! I love gamelan. Love love it. Thank you!!!!

 

 

Experimental music show

Hello, I am a portland experimental music artist and would like to know how to get my music on Kboo. Thanks

-Electriqu Quid

Program submission forms are

Program submission forms are available at the station, 20 SE 8th Ave. You can also call Program Director Chris Merrick at (503) 231-8032. This is assuming you've already gone through volunteer orientation and FCC training....

music submissions

Is this the official KBOO music submission
"protocol"?
-OR-

Can I send a cd with some music on it ?

 

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