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

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dr. Zomb hosts...

A Different Nature on 02/17/14

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/17/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 02/10/14

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 02/03/14

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Chris Cutler

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Chris Cutler--Experimental Percussionist

On tonight's program, Virginia Furr will bring you the music of Chris Cutler, the former percussionist for the British avant rock bands Henry Cow and Art Bears; co-founder of the Angle-German band, Cassiber; who has also performed with Pere Ubu, The Residents, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, and Lindsay Cooper; and has played on more than 100 recordings. Chris Cutler is also the founder of Recommended Records, an independent British music label, responsible for re-releasing the recordings of Henry Cow and Art Bears to a wider audience.

Zbigniew Karkowski/Aube

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/20/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
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Zbigniew Karkowski/Aube

Tonight on A Different Nature we pay tribute to Polish composer/musician ZBIGNIEW KARKOWSKI, who passed away in mid-December 2013. We'll listen to both solo works as well as collaborations, including selections from the multi-volumed "World As Will" that he did with Tetsuo Furudate.

And we'll also spend a little bit of tonight's program on another experimental musician who died late last year, Akifumi Nakajima, who performed under the name of AUBE.
 

From Wikipedia:
Zbigniew Karkowski (born March 14, 1958 – December 12, 2013) was a Polish experimental musician and composer.

Electro-acoustic sounds from Montréal's empreintes DIGITALes

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music by Martin Bédard, Francis Dhomont, Wende Bartley, Jacques Tremblay, and Adrian Moore

Founded in 1990, empreintes DIGITALes is now considered the reference label in electroacoustics, acousmatics and musique concrète.

Arturo Meza: Los Cantos de Eloiel, Hanassmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat,

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/06/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Arturo Meza: Los Cantos de Eloiel (The Chants of Eloiel), Hannasmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat,

This Monday, on A Different Nature, we will be playing some unedited, never released recordings by Arturo Meza: prolific author of cult.
These hyper-rare eperimental recordings are from the late 1970's, and conform Meza's discography : Los Cantos de Eloiel (The Chants of Eloiel), Hannasmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat, Land of Slaves, and some pieces of Pulled Strings.

These titles are having their frst air time ever; they have never been aired before.
They are part of a research process, and KBOO is proud to have them available to the public for the first time 30 something years after their very much cassette only limited original release. 

"The Well-Tuned Radio" --A Different Nature presents LaMonte Young's "The Well-Tuned Piano"

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/30/2013 - 8:00pm - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 1:00am
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KBOO presents LaMonte Young's complete "The Well-Tuned Piano"
"The Well-Tuned Radio" A DEEP LISTENING experiment--
8:00 PM til 1:00 AM
A DIFFERENT NATURE presents LaMonte Young's minimalist classic, THE WELL-TUNED PIANO--- KBOO invites YOU to participate in a DEEP LISTENING experience--THE WELL-TUNED PIANO

A Different Nature on 12/23/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/23/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Audio

Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

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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

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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.

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Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents

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A Different Nature
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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

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 09/17/2012

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

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A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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A Different Nature
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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 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

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A Different Nature
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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.

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

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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

Comments

A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

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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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