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)
|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.
|Coil||The Golden Section||Horse Rotorvator|
|Jim Carrol Band||People Who Died||s/t|
|Iggy Pop||Tonight||Lust For Life|
|Richard Francis||backwards voices|
|Hank Williams||Beyond the Sunset||Luke the Drifter|
|Joy Division||Dead Souls||Still|
|Elodie Lawton||Death is a Shadow||Death of Don Juan|
|David Bowie||My Death||Ziggy Stardust-the Motion Picture|
|Current 93/Nurse With Wound||The Burial of the Sardine||Nature Unveiled|
|Andrew Hosch||Ancestors Descend from the Stars|
|Pierre Henry||Le Livre des Mortes Egyptien|
|David Bowie||We Are the Dead||Diamond Dogs|
|Dirty Dozen Brass Band||Just a Closer Walk With Thee||Funeral for a Friend|
|Louis Armstrong||St James Infirmary Blues|
|Michael Prime||Side 1||Requiem|
|Sarada||The Darkest Path||Hand/Eye compilation|
|Ralph Stanley||Oh Death||Clinch Mountain Sweethearts|
|Oingo Boingo||Dead Man's Party||Dead Man's Party|
|Chris & Cosey||Dancing On your grave||Exotica|
|Coil||Blood From the Air||Horse Rotorvator|
|Current 93||This Carnival is Dead and Gone||All the Pretty Little Horses|
A Day of the Dead in memory of Richard version of A DIFFERENT NATURE, with music selected by Rolf, Dr. Zhomb, Daniel, David Lifton, Andy Hosch, and others...
|Spunk||Flagre||Den overste toppen pa en blamalt flaggtang||Rune Grammofon|
|Maja Ratkje/Jaap Blonk||Queasy Chin Dip||Post Human Identities||Kontrans|
|Maja Ratkje||Joy||Voice||Rune Grammofon|
|Maja Ratkje/Oslo Sinfonetta||Waves IIB||River Mouth Echoes||Tzadik|
|Spunk||Hornkonserten||der eneste jeg vet er at det ikke er en stovsuger||Rune Grammofon|
|Maja Ratkje/Lasse Marhaug||The Sad Clown Called the Law||Music for Faking||C3R|
|Maja Ratkje/Lotta Melin||It Was All in Her||Illegal Parking||Kning Disk|
|Spunk||Deam Man Watching||en aldeles forferdelig sykdom||Rune Grammofon|
|Maja Ratkje||Vacuum||Voice||Rune Grammofon|
|Maja Ratkje||Part 2||The Stalker||Important|
|Fe-Mail||A Merry Day in the Woods||Syklubb fra Haelvete||TV5|
|Fe-Mail||Navrattan Korma||Blixter Toad||Asphodel|
|Fe-Mail||Modogin||Syklubb fra Haelvete||TV5|
|Maja Ratkje||Wintergarden||River Mouth Echoes||Tzadik|
|Mudboy||Study for A Sleep Album - 2nd Movement|
|Battles||Ip2 - 2|
|Ethan Rose||Ceiling Song 3|
|White Rainbow||Mystic Prism|
|Boards of Canada||Julie and Candy|
|Fila Brazilla Remix||Golden Brown|
|Dirty Three||Rain On|
|Do Make Say Think||A Tender History in the Rust|
|Explosions in the Sky||What Do You Go Home To?|
|Smoke & Mirrors||Ocean|
|Paint and Copter||Don't Ask Any Questions|
|A Silver Mount Zion|
Marc fills in as guest DJ for A Different Nature
|Edgard Varese--||The Complete Works--2CD set---CD1--Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra--CD2--Asko Ensemble--||London--Decca Records|
|9:07--||Nocturnal--||CD1--Sarah Leonard--soprano--Men of the Prague Philharmonic Choir--|
|9:57--||Un Grand Sommeil Noir--||CD2--Mireille Delunsch--soprano--Francois Kerdoncuff--piano--|
CLASSICS, ANTIQUES AND CURIOS: EDGARD VARESE (France, 1883-1965) was a major musical innovator, the inventor of the term "organized sound," and a composer whose use of new instruments and electronic resources outraged some but led others to call him the "Father of Electronic Music" and "The Stratospheric Colossus of Sound."
|Various||Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music--4-CD set--||Basta|
|8:01--Simeon ten Holt--||I Am Sylvia--||Vol. II, CD 2--|
|8:17--Peter Schat--||The Aleph--||Vol. I, CD 2--|
|8:25--Jaap Speck--||Impulses--||Vol. I, CD 1--|
|8:33--Tony van Campen--||Sintering--||Vol. II, CD 2--|
|8:42--Victor Wentink--||Discours--||Vol. II, CD 2--|
|8:56--Luctor Ponse--||Etude I--||Vol. I, CD 2--|
|9:02--Frans van Dorn--||Minuet--||Vol. II, CD 1--|
|9:11--Thomas Arras--||A.B.C.--||Vol. II, CD 1--|
|9:19--Jos Kunst--||Exterieur--||Vol. II, CD 1--|
|9:29--Ton du Leeuw--||Antiphonie--||Vol. I, CD 1--|
|9:52--Gilius van Bergeijk--||D.E.S.--||Vol. II, CD 1--|
SURPRISE NIGHT--Selections taken from the 4-CD collection ANTHOLOGY OF DUTCH ELECTRONIC TAPE MUSIC, Volumes I and II, 1955-1977.
|Francois Bayle--||L'Experience Acoustique--||INA/GRM|
|8:01--||L'Aventure du Cri--|
|8:18--||Le Langage des Fleurs--|
|8:53--||La Preuve Par Le Sens--|
|9:24--||L'Epreuve Par Le Son--|
|9:51--||La Philosophie du Non--|
MUSIQUE CONCRETE: FRANCOIS BAYLE (Madagascar, 1932) is one of the world's most highly regarded composers of musique concrte and acousmatic music. He served as head of Groupe de Recherches Musicales/Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA/GRM) and has been the winner of SACEM Grand Prize, 1978; National Record Grand Prize, 1981; Linz, 1989; City of Paris Grand Prize for Music, 1966; Homage by the CIME of Sao Paolo, 1977, and the Presidential Grand Prize, 1999. Expect to also be impressed. Prize,
This program taken up entirely by L'Experience Acoustique which was realized in 1970 but not released to the public until 1994. The opening 1:35 which presents "themes-sons" was edited out as were the silences between the movements in order to get the piece to fit in the 2-hour limit of the show.
|8:02--Chas Smith--||October '68--||The Complete 10-Inch Series From Cold Blue--||Cold Blue--|
|8:12--||Genus, Sho-Bud--||Nikko Wolverine--|
|8:47--||Ghosts In The Windows--|
|9:09--||Endless Mardi Gras--||Descent--|
|9:55--||Near The Divide--||Nikko Wolverine--|
CHAS SMITH: (1948, Hardwick, MA) After hearing Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon, Smith left New England to attend CalArts where he studied under Subotnick, Mel Powell, James Tenney, Earl Brown and Harold Budd. He began performing and composing as a pedal steel guitarist but in 1993 he turned his day job of professional welder and machinist into a Harry Partch-like instrument maker for his own amazing compositions. This show focused on both his earliest recordings and on two of his most recent releases with special focus on pedal steel guitar.
|8:02--David Byrne/Brian Eno--||Two Against Three--||My Life In The Bush of Ghosts--||Nonesuch--|
|8:04--||Come With Us--|
|8:11--||Help Me Somebody--|
|8:15--||Moonlight In Glory--|
|8:19--||The Jezebel Spirit--|
|8:29--||America Is Waiting--|
|8:36--||Quran--||only on the original vinyl release--||Sire--|
|8:40--||New Feet--||back to the CD--||Nonesuch--|
|8:42--||Number 8 Mix--|
|8:45--||Very, Very Hungry--|
|8:48--||A Secret Life--|
|8:54--||Mountain of Needles--|
|8:57--||Solo Guitar with Tin Foil--|
|9:00--||Pitch to Voltage--|
|9:03--The Talking Heads--||Listening Wind||Remain In Light--||Sire--|
|9:08--||Houses In Motion--|
|9:12--The Talking Heads--||Zimbra--||Fear Of Music--||Sire--|
|9:15--The Talking Heads--||Born Under Punches--||Remain In Light--|
|9:21--||Seen and Not Seen--|
|9:24--||Once in a Lifetime--|
|9:28--||Crosseyed and Painless--|
|9:33--||The Great Curve--|
|9:52--||Cities--||Fear Of Music--|
|9:56--||Life During Wartime--|
CLASSICS, ANTIQUES AND CURIOS: ENO MEETS DAVID BYRNE. Beginning in 1978 with The Talking Head's More Songs About Buildings and Food and lasting through until 1981's brilliant My Life in the Bush of Ghost put together with "found sounds" by Eno and TTH's Byrne, the two had a fertile collaboration which produced some rich and amazing music.
|8:02--Marc Manning & Yann Novak--||Pairing #1, parts 1 & 2--||Pairings--||Dragon's Eye Recordings--|
|8:14--Clinker--||On The Other Side ... (for L. Cohen)--||On The Other Side ... (for L. Cohen)--|
|8:56--Yann Novak--||Parts 1, 2 & 3--||In Residence--|
|9:49--Marc Manning & Yann Novak--||Pairing #3, part 2--||Pairings--|
For people who don't want to know what's coming. Tonight's show features several artists who appear on the L.A. indie label DRAGON'S EYE RECORDINGS: Clinker, Marc Manning and Yann Novak.