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
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.
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)
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.
- Title: Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents
- Length: 37:10 minutes (187.57 MB)
- Format: RIFF Mono 44kHz 705Kbps (CBR)
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.
- Title: Edward Ka-spel interview
- Length: 23:31 minutes (21.53 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
|Evelyn Glennie & Fred Frith||A Route of Wolves||The Sugar Factory||Tzadik|
|Evelyn Glennie & Fred Frith||In the World to Change the World||The Sugar Factory||Tzadik|
|Dr. Zomb & Friends||Marin Headlands, part 1 [12/8/86]||Echo Chamber||unreleased|
|Peter Cusak||Fountain Sculpture||Baikal Ice (Spring, 2003)||ReR|
|Lustmord||Pyre (Necro Cristi)||Paradise Disowned||Soleilmoon|
|Fritz Hauser||parts I-III||Sounding Stones||Therme Vals|
|Kuwayama & Kijima||00/10/17d||untitled||20 City|
|Yashuhiro Minamizawa||track 3 (sitar in the rain)||11th (final)||Studio Nirvana|
|Stockhausen; Arditti Quartet||Helikopter-quartett||Helikopter-quartet||Auvidis Montaigne|
|Leland W. Sprinkle||God Be With You Till We Meet Again||The Great Stalacpipe Organ||Luray Cavern|
Tonight's program is titled "Place Is the Space" and focuses on musical performances in unusual spaces.
Concept: Kathy Fors; hosts: Andy Hosch, Rolf & Dr. Zomb.
A Different Nature Presents: Strange Sounds From Sheffield: A Look at Cabaret Voltaire
August 4, 2010
A look at the Dada-infused group from Sheffield UK, Cabaret Voltaire.
Cabaret Voltaire formed in 1973, around Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson. Initially utilizing minimal electronics and tape to make their highly original sounds, they eventually incorporated Funk, dance and Dub in the mix and released numerous singles, EPs and albums.
Watson left the group in the early 80′s to pursue a career in television and has since gained acclaim as an environmental sound recordist.
Cabaret Voltaire’s output slowed to a crawl in the Nineties and there has yet to be a proper CV recording in this century.
Richard H. Kirk continues to put out releases under his own name, as Sandoz, Biochemical Dread and more.
He has lately said in interviews that the last three or four Cabaret Voltaire albums were the work of himself alone.
Artist-Title-Album (Label, year recorded)
Cabaret Voltaire – Voice of America – Voice of America (Rough Trade, ’80)
Cabaret Voltaire – Do the Mussolini Headkick – Living Legends (Mute, ’78)
Cabaret Voltaire – Baader/Meinhof – Original Sounds of Sheffield (Mute, ’78)
Cabaret Voltaire – The Dada Man – 1974-1976 (Industrial Records ’78)
Cabaret Voltaire – No Escape – Original Sounds of Sheffield (Mute, ’78)
Cabaret Voltaire – Nag Nag Nag – Living Legends (Mute, ’78)
Cabaret Voltaire – Do the Snake – 1974-1976 (Industrial Records ’78)
Cabaret Voltaire – Seconds Too Late – Living Legends (Mute, ’78)
Cabaret Voltaire – This is Entertainment – Voice of America (Rough Trade, ’80)
Cabaret Voltaire – If Shadows Could March – Voice of America (Rough Trade, ’80)
Cabaret Voltaire – Stay Out Of It – Voice of America (Rough Trade, ’80)
Cabaret Voltaire – Red Mask – Red Mecca (Rough Trade, ’81)
Cabaret Voltaire – Split Second Feeling – Red Mecca (Rough Trade, ’81)
Cabaret Voltaire – Sluggin’ Fer Jesus – Eight Crepescule Tracks (Interior Music, ’87)
Cabaret Voltaire – Yashar – 2 X 45 (Rough Trade, ’81)
Cabaret Voltaire – Hallucination Sequence – Johnny Yesno OST (Doublevision, ’83)
Cabaret Voltaire – Do Right – Microphonies (Virgin, ’84)
Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria – Sensoria 12″ (Virgin/Some Bizarre, ’84)
Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You – Arm of the Lord (Virgin/Some Bizarre, ’85)
Cabaret Voltaire – Hell’s Home – Arm of the Lord (Virgin/Some Bizarre, ’85)
Cabaret Voltaire – James Brown – James Brown 12″ (Virgin/Some Bizarre, ’85)
Cabaret Voltaire – Shakedown – Drain Train (Doublevision, ’86)
Cabaret Voltaire – Taxi Mutant – International Language (Instinct, ’92)
Cabaret Voltaire – Soul Vine (70 Billion People) – Plasticity (Instinct, ’93)
|Julián Carrillo||Concierto para Piano en Tercios de Tono||JC-004||Sonido 13||en.wikipedia.org|
|Julián Carrillo||Preludio a Colón||VVN/11/LD||Voz Viva de México||paginas.tol.itesm.mx|
|Julián Carrillo||Balbuceos para Piano Metamorfoseador "Carrillo" en Diesiseisávos de Tono||VVN/11/LD||Voz Viva de México||paginas.tol.itesm.mx|
|Julián Carrillo||Concierto en Cuartos y Octavos de Tono para Violoncelo||JC-004||Sonido 13||www.youtube.com|
|Julián Carrillo||Primera Sonata en Mi Menor||VVN/11/LD||Voz Viva de México||www.britannica.com|
|Julián Carrillo||Dos Piezas para Cuarteto de Cuerdas: 1- Meditacion; 2- En Secreto||Colección Hispano Mexicana deMúsica Contemporánea No. 4||Centro Independiente de Investigación Musical y Multimedia||www.mexconnect.com|
|Alexander Von Schlippenbach||Globe Unity||Globe Unity||Saba/Basf Germany||www.youtube.com|
|Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink||Dog Meat||The Topography of the Lungs||Incus England||en.wikipedia.org|
|Frank Lowe||In Trane's Name||Black Beings||ESP||www.jazzhouse.org|
|Sun Ra||Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun||Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun (Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow)||Saturn||www.artistdirect.com|
|Dave Burrell||Echo||Echo||BYG/Actuel France||rateyourmusic.com|
Audio for this show, in part can be found at: http://laruletaradio.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/sun-ra-derek-bailey-evan-p...
|John Wolf Brennan Hextet||Rain Stick Echo||Through the Ear of a Raindrop||Leo Records|
|Fritz Hauser & Michael Askill||(Behind announcing)||Space||Celestial Harmonies|
|Concentration City||For Richard Francis (excerpts)||No title||No Label|
|Jeffrey Krieger||Uitt (Particolore)||Ac-Dc-Vc||O.O. Discs|
|Luc Ferrari||Et tournent les sons dans la garrigue||Et tournent les sons||Metamkine|
|Jacques Lejeune||au cours d'un second||eloge de la betise ou||Ina-GRM|
|Yves Daoust||Suite Baroque: L'Extase||Anecdotes||Empreintes DIGITALes|
|Takagi Masakatsu||Uter Pt. 1||Journal for People||Carpark|
|The Science Group||Love||A Mere Coincidence||Cuneiform|
|The Science Group||Open or Closed?||A Mere Coincidence||Cuneiform|
|The Science Group||Napoleon||A Mere Coincidence||Cuneiform|
|The Science Group||......in....||A Mere Coincidence||Cuneiform|
|The Science Group||... Schroedinger's Box||A Mere Coincidence||Cuneiform|
|The Science Group||Event Horizon||A Mere Coincidence||Cuneiform|
|Sato Michihiro||SM/NC (Nicolas Collins) / CM (Christian Marcleay)||Rodan||hat NOW series|
|Sato Michihiro||SM/TC (Tom Cora)||Rodan||hat NOW series|
|The Romani Instrumentalists of Jumaya||Belled Sheep of Dorkas||Bells of Winter Festivals of Greek Macedonia||Smithsonian Folkways Recordings|
|Peter Whitehead||Dance of Death I||music for Underbelly Dance Theatre's "GISELLE"||Out of Round|
|Peter Whitehead||Dance of Death II||music for Underbelly Dance Theatre's "GISELLE"||Out of Round|
|Peter Whitehead||Dance of Death III||music for Underbelly Dance Theatre's "GISELLE"||Out of Round|
|Peter Whitehead||Morning||music for Underbelly Dance Theatre's "GISELLE"||Out of Round|
|Sarah Peebles||White Powder/The Spiders||Insect Groove||Cycling '74|
SURPRISE NIGHT - Daniel & Danielle draw at random from a box of CD's formerly owned by Richard Francis
The Different Nature Collective presents Ersatz Ergot, the invention of language in music.
Two hours of invented language: Esperanto - once optimistically hailed as the unifying universal language; Kobaïan - the invented language from French progressive rock band Magma; Molemot - the resultant language of miscegenation of the two races of The Resident's Mole mythos; the wordless stylings of Jaap Blonk, Christian Bök, Mike Patton - as well as classic works by Kurt Schwitters and more.
On hand were Rolf, Dr. Zomb and Rich.
Espero vi povas aliĝi al ni!
Jeb and Cousin Easy - Emag Flog Eht - 7"
Slim Gaillard - Arabian Boogie - Best of comp.
Blaine L. Reininger - Glossolalia - Glossolalia
Richard Hayman - Incantations
Sigur Rós - Svefn-g-englar - Ágætis byrjun
The Kipper Kids - Bim Bam Boom - Forbidden Zone OST
Mike Patton - Porno Holocaust - Adult Themes for Voice
Magma - Hortz Fur Dëhn Stekëhn West - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh
Magma - Ïma Sürï Dondaï - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh
Magma - Kobaïa Is De Hündïn - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh
The Ruins - Bliezaning Motts - Symphonica
Can - Oh Yeah - Tago Mago
Anna Homler - B'Sha Ko'la Kee'ya - House of Hands
Slim Gaillard - Soony Roony (Song of Yxabat) - Best of Comp.
Diamanda Galas - | - Schrei X
Christian Bok - Ubuhubub - Ubuweb
Christian Bok - Valuvëula - Ubuweb
Christian Bok - Ursonate - Ubuweb
Marie Osmond - Karawane - Lipstick Traces LP
Elizabeth Claire Prophet - Invocation for the judgement against and destruction of rock music - Sounds of American Doomsday Cults, vol.14
Pink Floyd - Several Small Furry Animals... - Ummagumma
The Residents - The Big Bubble - The Big Bubble
Alberta Casey - Flugadi (Volare) - San Diego Volkas
Alberta Casey - Ponto Trans Akvo Storma (Bridge Over Troubled Water) - San Diego Volkas
JoMo - Al la Barikadoj - JoMo kaj Liberecanoj
JoMo Friponas - Esperanto! - JoMo kaj Liberecanoj
Johnson Mac Low - 38th and 39th - Open Secrets
Anna Homler - Eje Wob-co - House of Hands
Walt Kelley - Go Go Pogo - Songs of the Pogo
Cathy Berberian - Stripsody - Magnificathy
playlist for A Different Nature, Monday, May 24, 2010
subject: New Music for Gamelan
host: Andy Hosch
Gamelan Son of Lion, "Pemangku" [8:12]
(composer : Nick Brooke)
Gamelan Son of Lion, "Pitu Ping Pitu" [5:24]
(composer : Mark Steven Brooks)
Gamelan Son of Lion, "PINs" [6:20]
(composer : David Demnitz)
from CD: Gamelan Son of Lion, Bending the Gending, GSOL 3, 2002
Gamelan Son of Lion is based in New York City www.gamelansonoflion.org/
Gamelan Pacifca, "Small of My Back" [10:40]
(composers : Signy Jakobsdottir, Jon Keliehor, Tom Fallat & Jarrad Powell)
Gamelan Pacifca, "Rain" [10:49]
(composer : Jeff Morris)
from CD: Gamelan Pacifica, Trance Gong, What Next? 16, 1994
Gamelan Pacifica is based in Seattle www.gamelanpacifica.org/
Gamelan Sekar Jaya, "Kekembangan" [15:31]
(composer : Evan Ziporyn)
Gamelan Sekar Jaya, "Khayalan Tiga" [16:37]
(composer : Wayne Vitale)
from CD: American Works for Balinese Gamelan, New World Records 80430, 1993
Gamelan Sekar Jaya is based in Oakland, CA www.gsj.org/
Ron George Tambellan ensemble, "The Floating Bubble" [20:23]
(composer : Ron George)
from CD: Ron George, The Floating Bubble, Innova 215, 2008
Ron George is based in Los Angeles, CA www.innova.mu/notes/215.htm
Gamelan Madu Sari, "Lessons of the Garden" [11:21]
(composer : Michael O'Neill)
from CD: Gamelan Madu Sari, New Nectar, Songlines 2404, 2004
Gamelan Madu Sari is based in Vancouver, BC
Andrew Hosch, "Shifting Winds, Shimmering Sand" [22:52 -excerpt]
music for virtual gamelan, unpublished - Portland, Oregon, 1992
fyi: here in Portland there as a Javanese style Gamelan based at Lewis & Clark College, Venerable Showers of Beauty, which welcomes public participation. No experience necessary.
www.gamelan.info/ And VSB music director Mindy Johnston is teaching some classes in gamelan this summer-----------
Indonesian Gamelan Music Class
Four week introduction class for children and adults who are interested in learning the traditional percussion music of Java, Indonesia.
No music background necessary!
- Four Saturdays: July 3, 10, 17, 24
- Children’s class (age 9-16): 10-11:30am
- Adult class: 1-2:30pm
- $60 for four sessions
Classes in the music building at Lewis and Clark college.
Please contact Mindy Johnston to secure a spot in the class by June 25th. Space is limited.
- (503) 995-6502
|Joan La Barbara||Cathing||Voice is the Original INstrument||Lovely|
|Demetrio Stratos||Mirologhi I||Metrodora||Cramps/Get Back!|
|Phil Minton||Burnt Memories||Solo Singing||Rift|
|Blonk/Makigami/Dutton/Minton/Moss||Six Cobbings||Five Men Singing||Victo|
|Phil Minton||Wreath/Cenotaph||Solo Singing||Rift|
|Lexie Mountain Boys||Mountain, Hill||Sacred Vacation||Carpark|
|Phil Minton||Wood Song II||Solo Singing||Rift|
|Tamia||Narcissa Solis||s/t||T Records|
|Joan La Barbara||October Music:Star Showers and Extraterrestrials||The Art of Joan La Barbara||Nonsuch|
|Diamonda Galas||I-I am Dreams/M Dis I||Schrei X Live||Mute|
|Margaret De Wys||I Oh||I Oh||Ecstatic Peace|
|Christian Wolz||Citoma||El Castata||Danse Macabre|
|Kirk Nurock||Audience Oratorio||Natural Sounds||Mode|
|Junko||side B||Sleeping Beauty||Elevage de Poussiere|
|Lexie Mountain Boys||Sweet Potato tots||Sacred Vacation||Carpark|
Vocal solo material.. with almost no other instruments
|Richard Francis||131 - Across the Border ID||Station IDs||KBOO|
|Ilhan Miramoglu||Agony||Electronic Music||Turnabout|
|Bulent Arel||Stereo Electronic Music 1||Columbia Electronic Music Center||Columbia|
|Halim El Dahb||Leiyla and the Poet||Columbia Electronic Music Center||Columbia|
|Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian||Thema (Homaggio a Joyce)||Electronic Music||Turnabout|
|Tod Dockstader||Two Fragments from Apocalypse||Apocalypse||Owl|
|John Cage||Fontana Mix||Electronic Music||Turnabout|
|Pierre Schaffer||Objet Lies||Musique Concrete||Candide|
|Edgard Varese||Poeme Electronique||Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music||Sub Rosa|
|Robert Ceely||Vonce||Instrumental and Electronic Music||Beep|
|John Pfieffer||After Hours||Electronomusic||RCA|
|Iannis Xennakis||Orient/Occident||Electro-Acoustic Music||Nonesuch|
|Otto Luenning||Fantasy In Space||Sounds of New Music||Folkways|
Tonight, a grab-bag of early Electronic Music, as we celebrate the legacy of A Different Nature, during this membership drive.
DJs Rich and Dr. Zomb brought real records and played them and talked about the music and the show that was founded by Richard Francis and the Different Nature Collective's ongoing mission to continue to his work.