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 03/12/12

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Mon, 03/12/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Tonight's show will feature work by Japanese experimental and electronic musicians. Dr. Zomb hosts.

One year ago yesterday Japan was rocked by a devastating earthquake, tsunami, and the resulting nuclear plant disaster.

Tonight's show will feature only material created by Japanese experimental and electronic sound artists. Included will be work by Joji Yuasa from the '60s as well as more contemporary work by Otomo Yoshihide and maybe even some Merzbow...

Hosted by Dr. Zomb

A Different Nature on 03/05/12

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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Electro-Acoustic and Electronic Music works of Matsuo Ohno.

This Monday on A Different Nature, we'll hear the Electro-Acoustic and Electronic Music works of Japanese composer Matsuo Ohno.

Born in 1930 in Kanda, Tokyo. Studied sound effects at the Bungaku-za theatre troupe and at NHK, before becoming a freelance sound designer, sound effects creator and electronic composer. Famously, Ono created the electronic sound effects for the "Astro Boy" TV show (1963).

Link to Ohno's works via Discogs.com

Link to Matsuo Ohno's website (Japanese language only)

A Different Nature on 02/27/12

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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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March Music Moderne in Portland

On Monday, February 27 at 8:00 PM, A Different Nature will  preview March Music Moderne, a month-long series of concerts and events happening at venues throughout the area. March Music Moderne is the brain child of  Portland composer Bob Priest, who will join us in studio to discuss this madness.  We will also hear works by some of the featured composers and performers, including Morton Feldman, Osvaldo Golijov, Lou Harrison, Kronos Quartet, György Ligeti, and Hildegarde Westerkamp.  /// host: Andy Hosch

A Different Nature on 02/20/12

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Mon, 02/20/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Oramics

Tonight we explore the music of one of the unsung heros of electronic music, British composer Daphne Oram. She worked at the BBC in the late 1950s where she co-founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and became its first Studio Manager. A year later she resigned from the workshop, being unhappy with BBC's music department's lack of interest in the more experimental music that was beginning to be created in Europe and abroad. Instead she designed her own  Oramics Studios for Electronic Composition, and produced a far wider range of music than the Radiophonic Workshop.

A Different Nature on 02/06/12

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Mon, 02/06/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of Steve Reich

This week "A Different Nature" will explore the music of minimalist pioneer Steve Reich. host: Andy Hosch

A Different Nature on 01/30/12

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Mon, 01/30/2012 - 8:00pm - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 12:00am
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Mexican Electronic Music
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Monday January 30th on A Different Nature we'll have a 4 hour special of Mexican Electronic Music from the 1970's to the 1980's.

 

Pioneer bands, such as Aristeo, Via Láctea, Masos, Arturo Meza, Krol Voldarpet Knact Didäctico, Oxomaxoma, Carlos Beltran, and others.

 

We hope you can join and enjoy these rare recordings of historic caliber, being mostly of these of inedit character.

With many thanks to Archie Patterson and Arturo Castillo for providing great part of the music for this broadcast, as well as to Tony Coulter.

 

A Different Nature on 01/23/12

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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Early Electronic Music from Creel Pone and Matsuo Ohno

Tonight on A Different Nature, we look at some early Electronic, Electroacoustic and Musique Concrète from the likes of Vladimir Ussachevsky, Daphne Oram, Frederick Charles Judd, Henri Chopin and more, by way of the wonderful Creelpolation compilation of 7" records put out in 2006 by the essential collector imprint Creel Pone.

A Different Nature on 01/16/12

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Mon, 01/16/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dr. Zomb features Chris Watson tonight

This week's show is hosted by Dr. Zomb, filling in at the last moment for a snowbound Rich L. I'll be featuring the recordings of Chris Watson, founding member of both Cabaret Voltaire and the Hafler Trio and now an accomplished sound recordist. He has taken the practice of making field recordings in interesting and exotic locales to new heights. Featured will be selections from his most recent release, "El Tren Fantasmo" as well as previous solo and collaborative cds.

A Different Nature on 12/19/11

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Mon, 12/19/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Winter Solstice program: sounds from the frigid climes

As we near the winter solstice, A Different Nature will feature music and sounds of the frigid climes.  Andy will play selections from Alaskan composer John Luther Adams, Norwegian ice-musician Terje Isungset, the lonely sounds of solo Icelandic flute, Inuit singing, Sami joik, natural sound recordings from the Antarctic, and more...

A Different Nature on 12/12/11

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Mon, 12/12/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico

On A Different Nature we will be playing Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico, group formed by Marco Antonio "Tzara" Godinez (Synthesizer Roland SH-1), Arturo Meza (String Synthesizer ARP OMNI and acoustic guitar), Juan Wolfang Cruz (Violoncello and electric bass) and Victor Soto (electric guitar).
Their music is described as a proyect of didactic music, collective improvisation of sounds and atmospheres.
The sound they made is a mixture of strange textures that at times it sounds spacy and psychedelic, being at times desperate and mysterious.
We will hear two reharsal recordings from 1977-78, and a live recrding at the Frederic Chopin Concert Hall, June 25th, 1977.

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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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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"?
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Can I send a cd with some music on it ?

 

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