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

Amon Duul

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Amon Duul
      Tonight on A Different Nature we listen to the music of Amon Duul and Amon Duul II. Spawned from the Amon Duul commune in Munich, Germany back in the late 1960s, the group AMON DUUL created free-form psychedelic music with high energy and an experimental edge.  The band consisted of anyone in the commune who wanted to play music, and they valued artistic freedom and enthusiasm over musical ability, but the results were fascinating. .
.     The more professionally ambitious and skilled musicians of AMON DUUL cohered into AMON DUUL II, to produce music that mixed the psychedelic and progressive into whole new realms ..

Bernard Parmegiani (1927-2013)

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Electroacoustic music from the French composer.
Parmegiani is known for his innovations in electroacoustic music, spinning together natural and synthetic sounds. He joined France's musique concrète collective Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in the late 1950s, working with the likes of Pierre Schaeffer and Iannis Xenakis. / This week's host: Andy Hosch

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"

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 01/05/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
01/05/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Sarah Peebles--Nocturnal Premonitions--Insect Groove--Cycling '74
8:04-- " "White Powder/The Spiders--" "" "
8:10-- " "Drillbit Skiploop--" "" "
8:16-- " "Insect Groove--" "" "
8:23-- " "Higurashi in Yamanashi--" "" "
8:26-- " "Tomoe (revolving life)--Suspended In Amber--INNOVA
9:06--Smash and Teeny--Salt Phase Results--Gathering--Field 5--Spool
9:16-- " " "Hummingbird Midnight--""
9:42-- " " "Lacemaker's Ruin--""
9:55--Sarah Peebles--The Curse of Border Vacuums, part I--Insect Groove--Cycling '74

Sarah Peebles is a Toronto-based American composer and interdisciplinary artist.  Along with her solo musical work which tends to focus on electroacoustics and things Japanese, she is also a member of Cinnamon Sphere (mixed media) and Smash and Teeny.

A Different Nature playlist for 12/29/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
12/29/2008

A DIFFERENT NATURE was pre-empted by Dada/Surrealist variety show: DESOLO LUNA VOX THEATRUM.

A Different Nature playlist for 12/22/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
12/22/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:05--Nino Rota--La Passerella Di Otto E Mezzo--8-1/2--CAM
8:07--Nino Rota--Part I--I Clowns--CAM
8:21--Nino Rota--Nell'Ufficio Di Producion Di Otto E Mezzo--8-1/2--CAM
8:23--Nino Rota--Valzer (Parlami de mi) from La Dolce Vita--Omaggio A Federico Fellini--Butterfly Music
8:26--The Club Foot Orchestra--Winter Fireworks from Amacord--The Clubfoot Orchestra plays Nino Rota--Rastascan Records
8:28-- " " " "L'Illusionista from 8-1/2--" " " " " " "" "
8:31-- " " " "Nell' Ufficio Di Produzione from 8-1/2--" " " " " " "" "
8:37-- " " " "Nostalgico Swing 2 from 8-1/2--" " " " " " "" "
8:40-- " " " "Nostalgico Swing 1 from 8-1/2--" " " " " " "" "
8:43--Nino Rota--Cimitero--8-1/2--CAM
8:48--Carlo Savina--Il Bidone--The Ultimate Best of Fellini-Rota--CAM
8:51--The Club Foot Orchestra--La Dolce Vita--The Club Foot Orchestra plays Nino Rota--Rastascan Records
8:53-- " " " "Patricia--Dei Gladiatori from La Dolce Vita--" " " " " " "" "
8:57--Nino Rota--Blues (La dolce vita dei nobili)--Omaggio A Federico Fellini--Butterfly Music
9:03--Nino Rota--E Poi (valzer)--8-1/2--CAM
9:05--Carlo Savina--Guilietta Delgi Spiriti--The Ultimate Best of Fellini-Rota--CAM
9:09--Carlo Savina--Il Casanova De Federico Fellini--" " " " " "CAM
9:12--Nino Rota--A Spasso Per Roma from Boccaccio 70--Omaggio A Federico Fellini--Butterfly Music
9:16--The Club Foot Orchestra--Nights of Cabiria Suite--The Club Foot Orchestra plays Nino Rota--Rastascan Records
9:33--Nino Rota--Part II--I Clowns--CAM
9:57--Nino Rota--Bevete Piu Latte from Boccaccio 70--Omaggio A Federico Fellini--Butterfly Music

This year the Palm Court celebrates Winter Solstice with interpretations of the rich and warm music which Nino Rota composed for the majority of films by the great Italian Film Director Federico Fellini.

A Different Nature playlist for 12/15/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
12/15/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Steve Reich--It's Gonna Rain--Early Works--Nonesuch
8:19--Come Out--
8:32--Clapping Music--
8:37--Four Organs--Four Organs/Phase Patterns--New Tone
8:53--Violin Phase--(vinyl)--Live/Electric Music--Columbia
9:17--Piano Phase--Early Works--Nonesuch
9:37--Phase Patterns--Four Organs/Phase Patterns--New Tone
9:54--Pendulum Music--OHM--1948-1980--Ellipis Art
----(the early gurus of electronic music)

A Different Nature playlist for 12/08/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
12/08/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:03--MCMaguire--Got That Crazy Latin/Metal Feeling--Meta-Conspiracy--Tzadik
8:32--Alvin Curran--Mango Tango--Toto Angelica--ReR MEGACORP
8:35--We Gotta Wait For The Light--T A--
8:44--Big Bad Guy--T A--
8:46--It's Not My Fault--T A--
9:11--Someone to Watch Over What--Our Ur--Rossbin Production
9:23--MCMaguire--A Short History of Lounge--Meta-Conspiracy--Tzadik
9:56--Alvin Curran--Rue de la Gar 76--Our Ur--Rossbin Production

A Different Nature playlist for 12/01/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
12/01/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Francis Dhomont--8:02--Frankenstein SymphonyFrankenstein SymphonyAsphodel/Sombient
9:06--ChiaroscuroAcousmatrix VIII-IXBVHaast
9:23--Meteores
9:36--Lettre de SarajevoJalonsEmprientes DIGITales IMED
9:57Studio de Nuit

A Different Nature playlist for 11/24/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
11/24/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02Dadayama!!!Walter MehringCD#2
8:16Dada DisgustTristan TzaraCD#3
8:19Sketch of the Human BodyPaul NougeNA
8:22Dada News BulletinPer FarerengCD#1
8:23Such A Divine SoulLouis AragonCD#2
8:34Among The Happy FewPaul EluardCD#3
8:35Free UnionAndre BretonCD#3
8:38Dada News Bulletin RemixCrystal Leighty & Broken HoursCD#1
8:42The Swallow's TesticleJean (Hans) ArpNA
8:49Kid's Spam404 & Georgia HoskinsCD#1
8:52 -- performer Petr KotikSculpture MusicalMarcel DuchampDOG W/A BONE
9:00KBOO Dada Newsvarious & Ani HainesCD#1
9:30The General Suicide AgencyJacques RigautCD#1
9:32Free Union RememberedAndre Breton &n Broken HoursNA
9:35Dada Spam Remix404 & Georgia Hoskins & Broken HoursCD#1
9:36EuphorismsJulien TormaCD#2
9:45Dada Spam Remix404 & Georgia Hoskins & Broken HoursCD#1
9:55This Heart That Hated WarRobert DesnosNA

With one exception, all of the material on this show was performed and produced by KBOO volunteers.  Some of the material is available on three CDs which are available as gifts when you contribute to KBOO membership, 1 CD for each $40. 

The columns indicate time, title, author, CD designation (#1, #2, or #3) if available on CD.

The three CDs are:

#1 -- NEWS, NEWS BULLETINS AND ADVERTISING

#2 -- PLAYS AND GROUPS READINGS

#3 -- INDIVIDUAL VOCAL PROSE AND POETRY

NA -- Not Available

A Different Nature playlist for 11/17/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
11/17/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Benjamin Lew and Steven BrownCrammed Disc
8:02 (BL & SB)Les Autres, TousDouzieme Journee: Le Verbe, La Parure, L'Amour
8:08 (BL & SB)EtenduA Propos D'un Paysage
8:13 (BL)La Magnifique AlcooliqueCompiled Electronic Landscapes
8:16 (BL)Regardez EncoreComp. Elect. Landscapes
8:19 (BL & SB)Qu Sujet D'un PaysageA Propos D'un Paysage
8:23 (BL & SB)Aveugle, DepuisDouzieme Journee
8:28 (BL & SB)De L'autre Cote du FleuveDouzieme Journee(also on Lew's Landscape)
8:32 (BL & SB)Profondeurs des Eaux des LaquesA Propos D'un Paysage(also on Lew's Landscape)
8:35 (BL)Ce Qu'elle Voulait Que J'entendeComp. Elect. Landscapes
8:39 (BL)Les Traces D'un PontComp. Elect. Landscapes
8:42 (BL & SB)Une Telle RichesseA Propos D'un Paysage
8:46 (BL & SB)Nouvelles ObservationsA Propos D'un Paysage
8:51 (BL)Joyeux Regrets ImprecisComp. Elect. Landscapes
8:54 (BL & SB)MomentsA Propos D'un Paysage(also on Lew's Landscape)
8:58 (BL & SB)Face a Ce Qui Se DerobeA Propos D'un Paysage
9:02 (BL)Le Sentiment de La CouleurComp. Elect. Landscapes
9:06 (BL)Tori, Pres de La SoierieComp. Elect. Landscapes
9:09 (BL & SB)Elle AvancaDouzieme Journee
9:12 (BL & SB)Il, Les Quitta a L'aubeDouzieme Journee
9:18 (BL & SB)Bamako ou AilleursDouzieme Journee(also on Lew's Landscape)
9:22 (BL)Comme Tout Embue, Tout DanseComp. Elect. Landscapes
9:26 (BL & SB)Les Enormes Et Pourtant InvisiblesA Propos D'un Paysage
9:30 (BL & SB)S'IgnorerA Propos D'un Paysage
9:34 (BL & SB)I'Ile, L'HotelDouzieme Journee
9:37 (BL & SB)Dans Les JardinsDouzieme Journee(also on Lew's Landscape)
9:45 (BL & SB)Le Vie AussiA Propos D'un Paysage
closer (BL)Partout de SableComp. Elect. Landscapes

A Different Nature playlist for 11/10/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
11/10/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Philip JeckTouch
8:04I Just Wanted to KnowSurf
8:11TiltingSurf
8:17Now You Can Let Go7
8:251986 (Frank Was 70)Surf
8:32Wipe7
8:36Wholesome7
8:44Veil7
8:53Museum7
9:00Spirits UpSurf
Philip Jeck & Janek SchaeferSongs for EuropeAsphodel
9:11Kerameikos
9:20Acropolis Now
9:30Istanbul Drift
9:38Song for Europe
9:41Aegean Tea
closerTaxim

A Different Nature playlist for 11/03/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
11/03/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Andrew HoschEpitoniumwww.timbuktunes.com
8:04Birds of the Minds OceanElectro Acoustic Biomes
8:12Lost In Migration #1Lost In Migration
8:26Lost In Migration #2
8:51In The Mists
9:18Les Grands OiseauxBicycles & Birds

Comments

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 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"?
-OR-

Can I send a cd with some music on it ?

 

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