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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

Fiasco LIVE on KBOO

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Fiasco LIVE on KBOO

Fiasco Free Improvisation will be playing LIVE at KBOO Monday July the 14th.
Fiasco, unit focused ONLY on Free Improvisation, have been playing together (NEVER THE SAME THING TWICE) for over 12 years in Portland, Oregon.

A Different Nature on 07/07/14

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

A Different Nature on 06/23/14

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 06/16/14

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Decibel: 40 Years of Experimental Music from Mexico

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Decibel: 40 Years of Experimental Music from Mexico
This Monday evening we will dedicate our show to a very important experimantal music band: Decibel.

Formed in the early-mid 1970's in Mexico City, Decibel is considered to be (one of) the first experimental bands in Mexico. They have been together for around 40 years, and to celebrate we will be playing music from their last CD: Live, 2013.

Decibel's line-up has changed trough the years, having as its most consistent members Walter Schmidt and Carlos Robledo; other members include Alex Eisenring, Carlos Alvarado, and Arturo Meza, on its earliest incarnations.

We will also listen to a selection from their prolific discography, as well as some recordings from the 1st Encounter of Rock in Opposition in Mexico, in 1979.

ADN

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Music from Norway

Tonight on ADN we listen to some experimental music from some contemporary Norwegian artists, including Jazzkamer, Spunk, Hild Sofie Tafjord,  and more...  .

Ifukube 100

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 05/26/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Music of the legendary Japanese composer

Akira Ifukube was born on May 31, 1914 in Kushiro on the Japanese island of Hokkaido , the third son of a Shinto priest.  Legend has it that Ifukube decided to become a composer at the age of 14 after hearing a radio performance of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring".

ADN stories and myths

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
ADN music based on myths and stories

Tonight on A Different Nature we will listen to several avant garde peices inspired by children's stories and greek mythology.. mostly focuses on either electroacoustic or text-sound.. A few of the selections will be:
       Bruit TTV's "Castafiore" based on the Adventures of Tintin comic  "Les Bijoux de la Castafiore" (The Castafioria Emrald) 
        A selection or two from Sten Henson's "The John Carter Song Book" based on Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian novels.
        Marc Tremblay's "Cowboy Fiction"

Music from Lindsay Cooper

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Lindsay Cooper
Tonight on A Different Nature, dj Virginia Furr features the music by Lindsay Cooper (1951-2013). Lindsay Cooper was an English oboeist , bassoonist , and multi-instrumentalist, originally trained in the classical tradition, but who was best known for her work with Henry Cow, the English avant rock band. She  was also a co-founder of the Feminist Improvising Group; collaborated with many musicians ,including Chris Cutler and Sally Potter;  and was a member of Comus, National Health, News from Babel, and David Thomas and the Pedestrians

5 de Mayo: Avant Garde Mexican Composers

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
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

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
program date: 
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
program date: 
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

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
Mon, 09/17/2012

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

  • Length: 119:30 minutes (109.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

Categories:
program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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 04/06/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
04/06/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Yves Daoust--Fantaisie--Musiques naives--empreintes DIGITALes--
8:16--YD--w/LiseDaoust on flute--Adagio--Anecdotes--
8:30--YD--w/Jacques Drouin on piano--Impromptu--Bruits--
8:46--Suite Baroque: Toccata--Musiques naives--
8:52--Petite Musique Sentimental--
9:02--Suite Baroque: Les "Agremens"--
9:08--Il Etait Une Fois--Anecdotes--
9:23--Mi Bemol--Musiques naives--
9:26--Children's Corner--Bruits--
9:41--Nuite--
9:55--Suite Baroque: L'extase--Musiques naives--

MUSIQUE CONCRETE: YVES DAOUST (born Canada 1946) began his electroacoustic career at the age of 16 when he realized a soundtrack for a friend's 8mm experimental film.  In his professional career he moved from sound designer for the National Film Board of Canada to being the founder, together with a few colleagues,  of the Association pour la creation et la recherche electroacoustiques du Quebec,  which he later directed for 10 years.  In 1981 he was appointed professor at the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Quebec.

A Different Nature playlist for 03/23/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
03/23/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra--The Chronological Cab Calloway--Volume 1: The Early Years 1930-34 (4CDs)--JSP Records
8:04--Stardust--
8:07--Mood Indigo--
8:10--Blues In My Heart--
8:13--Basin St. Blues--
8:16--Black Rhythm--
8:19--I Learned About Love From Her--
8:22--Minnie The Moocher--
8:25--She's The Lady With The Fan--
8:28--Stack O Lee Blues--
8:31--I Got A Right To Sing The Blues--
8:34--St. James Infirmary--
8:37--Moonlight Rhapsody--
8:41--Moon Glow--
8:44--Sweet Rhythm--
8:47--Six Or Seven Times--
8:50--I've Got The World On A String--
8:53--Little Town Gal--
station identification
8:57--Strange As It Seems--
9:00--Avalon--
9:03--You Rascal You--
9:06--St. Louis Blues--
9:09--How Come You Do Me Like You Do--
9:12--The Viper Drag--
9:15--Happy Feet--
9:18--Harlem Camp Meeting--
9:21--Hot Toddy--
9:24--Nobody's Sweetheart--
9:27--Some Of These Days--
9:30--Beal St. Mama--
9:33--The Man From Harlem--
9:36--Father Got His Glasses On--
9:39--Sweet Georgia Brown--
9:42--Bugle Call Rag--
9:44--Trickeration--
9:47--Reefer Man--
9:50--Jitter Bug--
goodnight
9:57--Farewell Blues--

THE PALM COURT: CAB CALLOWAY AND HIS ORCHESTRAFor this Spring Solstice we present the  master of scat and bandleader of one of the most popular African American big jazz bands during the 1930s and 40s which also served, along with Duke Ellington's band, as one of the Cotton Club's two famous house bands; perhaps best know these days for the songs "Minnie The Moocher" and "St. James Infirmary."  Tonight's show focuses on music recorded between 1930 & 1934.

A DIFFERENT NATURE playlist for 03/16/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
03/16/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Brian Eno--Three Variations on the Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel--Discrete Music--Editions EG
8:25--Discrete Music--Discrete Music--
8:56--Music for Airports--Ambient 1--Music for Airports--
9:46--Fripp & EnoWind on Water & Evening Star--Evening Star--

CLASSICS, ANTIQUES AND CURIOS:  Discrete & Ambient Eno.  After exploring rock as both a Roxy Music membr and as a brilliant solo artist, the then British avant-garde darling, Brian Eno, began to explore compositions and realizations which moved in an increasingly minimalist, discrete and ambient direction.

A DIFFERENT NATURE playlist for 03/09/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
03/09/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:01--Ikue Mori--Sigh--myrninerest--Tzadik
8:04--Ice Palace--
8:08--Mental--
8:11--Insomnia--
8:14--Gem Palace--
8:16--Espresso Bongo--
8:20--Okkyung Lee--On A Windy Day--nihm--
8:26--Ikue MoriClash at Night--myrninerest--
8:30--Phantom Orchard--Magnetic Sleep--orra--
8:35--The Well--
8:40--Omni--
8:43--Cascade of Joy--
8:46--Gypsoflia--
8:52--Inquisitive Fingers--
8:58--Cavalcade--
9:04--Lesli DalabaTimeline 1: From the Birth of the Sun--timelines
9:19--Timeline 2: Dinosaurs to Mammals--
9:34--Timeline 3: Homo Sapiens Sapiens--
9:55--Phantom Orchard--Green Dome--orra--

SURPRISE NIGHT:   Four cds by women artists from the Tzadik label,  all of them utilizing the musicianship of Ikue Mori.

A Different Nature playlist for 03/02/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
03/02/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--David Dunn--Matopos Rain God--The Lion in which the Spirits of the Royal Ancestors Make Their Home--IMI
8:06--Bernie Krause--excerpt--Rainstorm In Borneo--MIRAMAR
8:17--Hildegard Westerkamp--Talking Rain--Harangue I--compilation CD--earsay
8:35--Damian Keller--"... sorets de punta"--Harange II--compilation CD--earsay
8:44--Tod Dockstader--Water Music--Quartermass--Starkland
9:01--Social Interiors--The World Behind You--The World Behind You--Extreme
9:15--Hildegard Westerkamp--Attending to Sacred Matters--Into India--a compser's journey--earsay
9:47--Yves Daoust--Water Music--Musiques naives--empreintes DIGITales

MUSIQUE CONCRETE: WATER MUSICA liquid and relaxing evening of electroacoustic music and musique concrete from a variety of international artists using the myriad sounds of water as their sound source.

A DIFFERENT NATURE playlist for 02/16/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
02/16/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
8:02--Eric Satie--Pianoless Vexations--Bethany Ryker, French Horn--www.ubu.com
8:21--Miguel Frasconi, sampled glass sounds on a Buchla Thunder midi controller--
8:40--Trudy Chan, harpsichord--
9:00--Charles Waters, saxophone; Katie Pawluk, violin--
9:16--Goddess: Tamalyn Miller, horsehair fiddle, vocals; Andy Newman, lap dulcimer; Fran Pado, vocals; lyrics by Goddess--
9:48--Randy Nordschow, G4 laptop and two Boss DD-2 pedals--

ERIC SATIE'S VEXATIONS (PIANOLESS).   Vexations was composed for piano in 1893 by Eric Satie.  It consists of a short motif repeated 840 times.  Satie wrote that "in order to play this motive 840 times consecutively to oneself, it will be useful to prepare oneself beforehand, and in utter silence, by grave immobilities" make it, according to contemporary pianist/composer "Blue" Gene Tyranny, "the first instance of the psychological state of the performer(s) being the primary, foreground content of a musical piece."

Vexations did not receive a public performance until 1963 when John Cage and several other pianists played the 840 repetitions over a period of 19 hours.

On this evening's show, excerpts from an 8-hour performance (not the full 840 repetitions which takes 19-24 hours) by a variety of musicians, none of them on piano, of a Piano-less Vexations performed at The Sculpture Center in New York City on Sunday, June 11, 2006.

Recordings of the full 8-hour performance can be found at www.ubu.com.

 

A DIFFERENT NATURE playlist for 02/09/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
02/09/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:01--Luc Martinez--Escalier de Plancton--NAUSICAA--Centre National de la Mer--CIRM
8:08--Theodore Lotis--Underwater Theories--Epoque de l'eau--empreintes DIGITALes
8:24--Michel Pascal--Anneau d'Observation des Requins--NAUSICAA--Centre National de la Mer--CIRM
8:34--Michel Redolfi--Full Scale Ocean--Sonic Waters #2--underwater music 1983-1989--hat NOW series
9:05--Denis Smalley--Tides--Pools and Currents--Tides--CD MANU
9:22--Denis Smalley--Tides--Sea Flight--Tides--CD MANU
9:45--Theodore Lotis--La Mer--Epoque de l'eau--empreintes DIGITALes

 

SURPRISE NIGHT -- An evening of underwater-themed musique concrete in collage.

A Different Nature playlist for 02/02/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
02/02/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:03--Pierre Henry--Symphonie pour un homme seul--Pierre Henry 02.1--Philips-Universal
8:24--Echo d'Orphee, pour P. Schaeffer--Pierre Schaeffer-L'Oeuvre Musicale--INA-GRM-EMF
9:05--Investigations--Pierre Henry 02.4--Philips-Universal
9:45--Prisme--Pierre Henry 04.2Philips-Universal

MUSIQUE CONCRETE: PIERRE HENRY (born Paris, 1927) teamed up with Pierre Schaeffer in 1949 to become co-founder of the GRM (Group of musical research) dedicated to experimentation in "concrete music". Also with Schaeffer, Henry collaborated to create what is considered the first “musique concrete” composition: Symphonie pour un homme seul (1950) In his later years, Henry undertook a long collaboration with the choreographer Maurice Béjart. Tonight selections of Henry's creations realized between 1950 and 1988.

 

A Different Nature playlist for 01/26/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
01/26/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Gavin Bryars--Prologue--Three Viennese Dancers--ECM New Series
8:14--Hi-Tremelo--Hommages--Les Disques du Crepuscule
8:33--First Viennese Dance--Three Viennese Dancers--ECM New Series
9:00--The Vespertine Park--Hommages--Les Disques du Crepuscule
9:20--One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing--Farewell to Philosophy--Point Music
9:45--The English Mail-coach--Hommages--Les Disques du Crepuscule
9:55--Epilogue--Three Viennese Dancers--ECM New Series

A mellow evening for pledge drive with some of the earlier, more percussive compositions of GAVIN BRYARS.

A Different Nature playlist for 01/19/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
01/19/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Michael Nyman--1-100 (faster decay)--Decay Music--EMI--Capitol
8:16-- " "Drowning By Number 2--Drowning By Numbers--Virgin Records
8:22-- " "The Garden Is Becoming A Robe Room--The Draughtsman's Contract--Virgin/Charisma
8:28-- " "Miserere Paraphrase--The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover--Virgin/Venture
8:34-- " "Endgame--Drowning By Numbers--Virgin Records
8:42-- " "Time Lapse--A Zed and Two Noughts--Virgin Records
8:46-- " "Lady In The Red Hat--A Zed and Two Noughts--Virgin Records
8:50-- " "Memorial--The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover--Virgin/Venture
9:02-- " "Bravura In The Face Of Grief--The Draughtsman's Contract--Virgin/Charisma
9:14-- " "Wedding Tango--Drowning By Numbers--Virgin Records
9:18-- " "Drowning By Number 3--Drowning By Numbers--Virgin Records
9:22-- " "An Eye For Optical Theory--The Draughtsman's Contract--Virgin/Charisma
9:27-- " "Car Crash--A Zed and Two Noughts--Virgin Records
9:31-- " "Vermeer's Wife--A Zed and Two Noughts--Virgin Records
9:34-- " "Wheelbarrow Walk--Drowning By Numbers--Virgin Records
9:36-- " "Venus De Milo--A Zed and Two Noughts--Virgin Records
9:39-- " "Knowing The Ropes--Drowning By Numbers--Virgin Records
9:42-- " "L'Escargot--A Zed and Two Noughts--Virgin Records
9:56-- " "Delft Waltz--A Zed and Two Noughts--Virgin Records

CLASSICS, ANTIQUES & CURIOS: MICHAEL NYMAN's tight, often severe minimalist compositions served as an energizing and integral part of the films of director Peter Greenaway.

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