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
A Different Nature presentsThe West Coast School is Still Open.
Part One: An OverviewDaniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL, considered to be "the father of West Coast experimentalism" and who taught many others (including John Cage) to throw aside convention in composition in music, as well as LOU HARRISON, HARRY PARTCH, JOHN CAGE, PAULINE OLIVEROS, TERRY RILEY, this series will also look at the continuing tradition in succeeding generations of avant-garde and experimentalists from the American West Coast; (Amy Denio, Thollem McDonas, Henry Kaiser, Mike Lastra, and many more will be explored)
ALSO: A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM!
Tonight's show concludes with a 36 minute pianistic exploration/performance by the redoubtable THOLLEM MCDONAS, LIVE on the KBOO piano!
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)
|Alan Lamb||Primal Image||Archival Recordings||Dorobo|
|Alan Lamb||Night Passage||Night Passage||Dorobo|
|Richard Harrison||DC.25.97||Drone Hill 225||Hot Air|
|Richard Harrison||FB.21.98||Drone Hill 225||Hot Air|
|Richard Harrison||DC.26.97a||Drone Hill 225||Hot Air|
|Richard Harrison||DC.26.97b||Drone Hill 225||Hot Air|
|Richard Harrison||MY.9.98||Drone Hill 225||Hot Air|
|Richard Harrison||FB.21.98||Drone Hill 225||hot air|
|Richard Harrison||FB.31.98||Drone Hill 225||Hot Air|
|Richard Harrison||JL.31.98||Drone Hill 225||Hot Air|
|Richard Harrison||OT.23.98||Drone Hill 225||hot air|
|Richard Harrison||AR.8.99||Drone Hill 225||Hot Air|
|Kraftledninger||Porjus||Powerlines in Sweden||kboo.org|
|Kraftledninger||Hargspranget||Powerlines in Sweden|
|Kraftledninger||Arjang||Powerlines in Sweden|
|Kraftledninger||Barseback||Powerlines in Sweden|
|Kraftledninger||Racksta||Powerlines in Sweden|
|Alvin Lucier||Music on a Long Thin Wire||Music on a Long Thin Wire||Lovely Music Ltd.|
A Different Nature Presents: Wire Music
On this week's A Different Nature, we present Wire Music, the otherwise unheard symphony of powerlines, telephone lines and high tension lines, and the interactions with wind, sunlight or human hands.
We heard the works of Australian composer Alan Lamb and his multi-volume works dealing with recording miles and miles of telephone wires in the Outback. Also, the haunting sounds of an abandoned WWII radar installation, courtesy of English artist Richard Harrison's album Drone Hill 225 and we'll also hear the architectural/acoustic contructs of artists O & A.
We rounded the show out with some of Alvin Lucier's classic Music from a Long Thin Wire, all four tracks played simulaneously to condense the entire album into a single track length. Consider it Music on Four Long Thing Wires.
This is hosted by Rich L.
|Val Stephen||The Orgasmic Opus (0:45)||Electronic Music||Folkways|
|Hugh Lecaine||Mobile (1:45)||Canada "Carrefour"||Radio Canada International|
|Murray Schaeffer||Dance R 4/3 (3:10)||Electronic Music||Folkways|
|JK Randall||Schuylkill I (4:50)||Music-Electronic Music||Composers Recording Inc|
|Johanna Beyer||Music of the Spheres (5:51)||New Music for Electronic And Recorded Media: Women in Electronic Music - 1977 --||Arch Recordings|
|Chris Wyatt||Conversations I (7:53)||Electronic Music-University of Melbourne||EMI Australia|
|Luciano Berio||Thema (8:15)||Electronic Music III||Turnabout Vox|
|Mark Weltner||Soundscape II (10:34)||Music from Dartmouth||Dartmouth College|
|Tamas Ungvary||L'aube des flammes (13:44)||Computer Music||Artisjus|
|Alfredo del Monaco||Electronic Study No. 2 (4:15)||Contemporary Music||Composers Recording Inc|
|Robert Aitken||Noesis (7:15)||Electronic Music||Folkways|
|Pauline Oliveros||I of IV (20:03)||New Sounds in Electronic Music||Odyssey|
|Stanley Haynes||Prisms (7:30)||Computer Music||Folkways|
|Paul Pederson||For Margaret, Motherhood, and Mendelsson (4:20)||Canada "Carrefour"||Radio Canada International|
|Gary Wright||Impulse (2:34)||Electronic Music-University of Melbourne||EMI Australia|
A Different Nature for February 22, 2010
A Vinyl Melange
From the Electronic section of the KBOO library
A look at The BBC Radiophonics Workshop
On this week’s A Different Nature, a look at The BBC Radiophonics Workshop.
Although best known today as the creators of the Dr. Who theme, The Radiophonics Workshop supplied delightfully strange music and sound effects for British radio, television and films for the better part of 40 years.
“The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, one of the sound effects units of the BBC, was created in 1958 to produce effects and new music for radio, and was closed in March 1998, although much of its traditional work had already been outsourced by 1995. It was based in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in Delaware Road, London, W9, UK growing outwards from the then-legendary Room 13. The innovative music and techniques used by the Workshop has made it one of the most significant influences on electronic music today.“
We took a look at their work, as well as some interviews and other ephemera from these Alchemists of Sound. Admittedly, it was a Delia Derbyshire-centric mix, as both Nate and I are huge fans of her work and felt she was the unsung heroine of the Radiophonic saga. Sadly, most of her acclaim seemed to have arrived posthumously, as she passed away in 2001.
Track Album Artist
“Intro” Alchemists of Sound (2005 TV Doc.) BBC 4
“TARDIS: Original Takeoff Sequence” Doctor Who At The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Volume 1: The Early Years 1963-1969 Brian Hodgson
“Creating the Dr. Who Theme” Alchemists of Sound BBC 4
“Dr. Who Original Theme” Doctor Who At The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Volume 1: The Early Years 1963-1969 Ron Grainer, Delia Derbyshire & Dick Mills
“The Sounds of Dr. Who” Alchemists of Sound BBC 4
“Musak” (from “Time In Advance”) Doctor Who At The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Volume 1: The Early Years 1963-1969 John Baker
“Introducing John Baker” Alchemists of Sound BBC 4
“Structures” BBC Radiophonic Music John Baker
“20th Century Focus” The John Baker Tapes Vol. 1 John Baker
“Introducing Delia Derbyshire” Alchemists of Sound BBC 4
“Pot au Feu” BBC Radiophonic Music Delia Derbyshire
“Ziwih Ziwih OO-OO-OO” BBC Radiophonic Music Delia Derbyshire
“Blue Veils and Golden Sands” BBC Radiophonic Music Delia Derbyshire
The Delian Mode” BBC Radiophonic Music Delia Derbyshire
“Time On Our Hands (Titles and City Music)” The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: A Retrospective Delia Derbyshire
“Towards Tomorrow” BBC Radiophonic Music Delia Derbyshire
“Way Out” The Tomorrow People Li De La Russe (Delia Derbyshire)
“Delia’s Theme” The Tomorrow People Li De La Russe (Delia Derbyshire)
“The Dreams (Running, Falling, Land)” Barry Bermange and Delia Derbyshire
“”The Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell” An Electric Storm White Noise (Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson & David Vorhaus)
“The Legend of Hel House (Ending Theme)” The Legend of Hell House Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson
“Kroton Theme” Dr. Who at the BBC Radiohonic Workshop Vol. 1: The Early Years Brian Hodgson
“Amphitryon 38” The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: A Retrospective Daphne Oram
“The Ocean (Main Theme)” The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: A Retrospective Daphne Oram and Desmond Briscoe
“TV March” The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: A Retrospective Desmond Briscoe
“Frontier to Knowledge” Electrosonic Delia Derbyshire
“The Pattern Emerges” Electrosonic Delia Derbyshire
“Celestial Cantible” Electrosonic Delia Derbyshire
“War of the Worlds” Music from The BBC Radiophonic Workshop David Cain
|Lawrence English||Organs Lost at Sea||Kiri No Oto||Touch|
|Brian Harnetty||It’s Wintry Outside Tonight||American Winter||Atavistic|
|Brian Harnetty||I’ll Cross the Briny Ocean||American Winter||Atavistic|
|Boxhead Ensemble||Selections||Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back||Atavistic|
|Hans Kennel||Alpen Horn music||Mytha||Hat Hut|
|John Luther Adams||Dreams of Winter||Earth and the Great Weather||New World|
|Hauk Buen||Fykeruden||Ringing Strings: Music of Norway||Topic|
|Skuli Sverrisson||The Rain is not a Metaphor||Serimonie||Extreme|
|Bjork||Shimenawa #6||Drawing Restraint||Elektra|
|Christian Fennesz||Colour of Three||Black Sea||Touch|
|Brian Harnetty||Fiddle Tune||American Winter||Atavistic|
|Brian Harnetty||While Pacing A Garden I Paused For to Hear||American Winter||Atavistic|
|Sainko Namchylak:||Like Transparent Shadow #1||Stepmother City||Ponderosa|
|Fe-Mail||Horizontal Density||Blixter Toad||Asphodel|
|Bjork||Vessel Shimenawa||Drawing Restraint||Elektra|
A Different Nature
Music From the Arctic: compositions and performers from Alaska, Greenland, Russia, Tuva, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, France, and Massachusetts. Your host was D.J. What the?!
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Mfanoudou-Boudougou||Bap-Tizum||Atlantic/4 Men With Beards|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Imm||Bap-Tizum||Atlantic/4 Men With Beards|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Illistrum||Fanfare for the Warriors||Atlantic/4 Men With Beards|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Reese (side 2)||Reese & the Smooth Ones||BYG/Get Back!|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Rock Out||Message to Our Folks||BYG/Get Back!|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Noonah||Fanfare for the Warriors||Atlantic/4 Men With Beards|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Ericka||A Jackson in Your House||BYG/Get Back!|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Theme de Yoyo||Les Stances a Sophie||Soul Jazz|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||What's To Say||Fanfare for the Warriors||Atlantic/4 Men With Beards|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||side 2||People in Sorrow||Nessa|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Bon Voyage part 2||Live in Paris 1969||Get Back!|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||side 1||People in Sorrow||Nessa|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||A Brain for the Seine||Message to Our Folks||BYG/Get Back!|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Get in Line||Message to Our Folks||BYG/Get Back!|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Barnyard Scuffel Shuffel||Fanfare for the Warriors||Atlantic/4 Men With Beards|
The music of Art Ensemble of Chicago.. hosted by Rolf Semprebon. All vinyl, all music recorded in 1969 & 1970 or in 1972 & 1973.
"categories strain, crack and sometimes break, under their burden - step out of the space provided..."
In this membership drive edition of A Different Nature, Rich L. and Dr. Zomb reached deep into the gaping, intimidating Nurse With Wound discography to play some tracks both old and new, rare and possibly unheard, even by NWW fans.
All tracks by Nurse With Wound except where noted otherwise.
Categories Strain, Crack and Sometimes Break - Change Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella (Reissue)
Pleasant Banjo With Squeaks - A Sucked Orange
It's All Gone Weird - A Sucked Orange
Spiral Theme - A Sucked Orange
Man is the Animal - A Sucked Orange
Spiral Insana - Spiral Insana
Coolarta Moon - Sugar Fish Drink (A Guide to Cod Surrealism)
Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Sense - Automating Vol. 1
Spiral Insana - Spiral Insana
The Golden Age of Telekinesis - Surveillance Lounge
Rock and Roll Station - Rock and Roll Station
Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane - Change Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Yagga Blues - Who Can I Turn To Stereo?
You Walrus Hurt the One You Love - Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion
Space Music - Space Music
Duelling Banjos > Un-Natural Aesthetics - Automating Vol.I
Exploding Head Movie - Crumb Duck (W/Stereolab)
Animal or Vegetable - Crumb Duck (W/Stereolab)
Mourning Smile - Drunk with the Old Man of the Mountain
Schmurz (Unsullied By Suckling) - Homotopy to Marie
Since 1979, British group Nurse with Wound has bridged the gaps between Psychedelia, Dada and Surrealism, Industrial Music and Rock in what started out as an hommage to strange records they loved - as evidenced by the infamous Nurse With Wound List.
This is sure to be the first part of a possibly recurring feature.
More details as they continue to fester...
Tonight on A Different Nature, a look at the works of Brion Gysin.
He is perhaps best known as a collaborative partner of William S. Burroughs and for introducing him to the cut-up technique.
Brion worked in painting, collage, calligraphic art, sound poetry and writing, but in his life never achieved the recognition that his peers did, despite his efforts latter in life and those of Burroughs, who frequently championed Gysin as his inspiration during what they called their "Third Mind" era.
Perhaps one of Gysin's most enduring - and curious - inventions is the Dream Machine. Part kinetic sculpture, part spiritual shrine, the Dream Machine was intended to create a drugless high and lead to mystic visions. Gysin hoped it would replace the television in people's homes and believed it was art taken to the logical apex - that it was the end of art. The Dream Machine remains an esoteric oddity among hipsters and is shrouded in mystery and intrigue to this day.
He also collaborated with many musicians, most notably Jazz saxophonist Steve Lacey.
Brion Gysin passed away in Paris in 1986.
Here's a link to an online, virtual Dream Machine: http://www.netliberty.net/dreamachine.html
Please note: This can cause Photosensitive epilepsy in some people, depending on the frequency chosen.
Playlist (Track/Artist - Album - Label):
In the Beginning Was the Word - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Thoughts on the BBC - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
I've Come to Free the Words - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Thoughts on Censorship - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Where's That Word - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
I Am That I Am - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Pistol Poem - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Pistol Poem Pt. 2 - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Recalling All Active Agents - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
No Poets Don't Own Words - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Thoughts on Jean Genet - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Readings at October Galleries - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Thoughts on Surrealists - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Thoughts on Modern Art - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Thoughts on the Value of Art - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Sound Poem - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Duet - Recordings 1960-1981 - Perdition Plastics
Side A - Poems of Poems - Alga Marghen
Dream machine mix (excerpt from documentary Flicker mixed with Throbbing Gristle from Heathen Earth)
Thoughts on the Dream Machine - Brion Gysin - Recordings 1960-1981
Dream Machine - Brion Gysin - Self-Portrait Jumping - Made To Measure
Neglected Interview segment (1981 Staalplat cassette)
Kick That Habit, Junk Is No Good Baby, Somebody Special, & Blue Baboon- The Nova Convention
Role of an artist Interview segment (1981 Staalplat cassette)
Mutate Interview segment (1981 Staalplat cassette)
Art as criminal act - Interview segment (1981 Staalplat cassette)
Underrated? Interview segment (1981 Staalplat cassette)
Junk is no good baby (Permutations) - Steve Lacy Six with Brion Gysin - Lacy and Gysin: Songs - hat ART
Kick that habit man (Permutations)) - Steve Lacy Six with Brion Gysin - Lacy and Gysin: Songs - hat ART
I don't work you dig (Permutations)) - Steve Lacy Six with Brion Gysin - Lacy and Gysin: Songs - hat ART
What's your daily life like? Interview segment (1981 Staalplat cassette)
Kick - Brion Gysin/Ramuntcha Matta/Don Cherry - Self-Portrait Jumping
Junk - Brion Gysin - Self-Portrait Jumping - Made To Measure
Somebody Special - Steve Lacy Six with Brion Gysin - Lacy and Gysin: Songs - hat ART
Kyle Burris filled in with a two hour look at Japanese composer Akira Yamaoka. Akira gained notoriety with his work on the video game series Silent Hill, combining industrial noise, electronic jazz, and hard rock to create some of the most memorable soundtracks in the medium.
Every song played on this night's show should be available at Silenthillmemories.net.
|8:00 Taj Mahal Travellers||Part 1(excerpt)`||Live Stckholm July, 1971||Drone Syndacate|
|8:25 Taj Mahal Travellrs||Between 7:03 pm-7:15 pm||July 15, 1972||Iskra|
|8:36 Taj Mahal Travellers||Part 1||Oz Days Live||Oz Records|
|8:58 Taj Mahal Travellers||Part 1||August 1974||Columbia|
|9:17 Taj Mahal Travellers||Part 3||August 1974||Columbia|
|9:39 East Bionic Symphonia||Part 2||s/t||Lam|
|Ikue Mori||Redeye Skimmer||Class Insecta||Tzadik|
|Ikue Mori||Master of Deception||Class Insecta||Tzadik|
|Ikue Mori||Walking Stickss||Class Insecta||Tzadik|
|Ikue Mori||Luciol||Class Insecta||Tzadik|
|Tucker Martine||Partical Swarm Intelligence||Brokenhearted Dragonflies||Sublime Frequencies|
|Biosphere||Music for Insects||Music for Insects||Microsound|
|Graeme Revell||Nocturne (On An Oriental Theme)||The Insect Musicians||Musique Brut|
|Graeme Revell||The Sleeping Sicness||The Insect Musicians||Musique Brut|
|Graeme Revell||Melancholia||The Insect Musicians||Musique Brut|
|Graeme Revell||La Danse Des Ténèbres||The Insect Musicians||Musique Brut|
|David Dunn||Chaos & Emergent the Mind of the Pond||Angels and Insects||¿What Next?|
|John Hudak||The Pond||The Pond||Meme|
|Chris Watson||River Mara at Night||Stepping into the Dark||Touch|
Music for Insects.
Rich Lindsay was your host organism for this evening's A Different Nature.
All sounds in the background of my back-announcing - and mixed in here or there - were from Kazuyuki Hashimoto's Insect Sound World, a site for insect field recordings.