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
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)
|Gavin Bryars||Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet||The Sinking of the Titanic/Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet||Virgin|
|Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet||Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet||Point Music|
|Made In Hong Kong||The Marvelous Aphorisms of Gavin Bryars -- The Early Years||Mode|
|Guy Klucevsek||Swaying||Notefall||Winter & Winter|
|Oa Poa Polka||Manhattan Cascade||CRI|
|Dueling Dovidls||Accordance||Winter & Winter|
|Accordion Tribe||Pompen||Lunghorn Twist|
|GK||Nat nr. 7||Lunghorn Twist|
|Trial By Error||Tales From The Cryptic!||Winter & Winter|
|AT||Waltz for Sandy||Lunghorn Twist|
|GK||The Girl With The Rose Hips||Accordance|
|Samba D Hiccup||Manhattan Cascade|
|The Gift||Tales from the Cryptic!|
|Ping Pong Polka||Manhattan Cascade|
|Larry Kucharz||Winterfall--mix 40||Blue Drawings and Text||International Audiochrome|
|City Street Scenes V--mix 40||"||"|
|1994 No. 13 Dark Carmine||Unit 25--Dark Red||"|
|1976 No. 4A Dark Rose||"||"|
|1994 No. 2 Dark Crimson||"||"|
|1995 No. 16 Dark Coral||"||"|
|Ghedalia Tazartes||track 2||Tazartes' Transports||Alga Marghen|
|Ghedalia Tazartes||Part II||Une Eclipse Totale de Soleil||Alga Marghen|
|Ghedalia Tazartes||Volulez-Vous?||Diasporas||Alga Marghen|
|Ghedalia Tazartes||track 10||Tazartes' Transports||Alga Marghen|
|Ghedalia Tazartes||La Berlue je T'aime||Diasporas||Alga Marghen|
|Ghedalia Tazartes||Transports 1||Tazartes' Transports||Alga Marghen|
|Ghedalia Tazartes||Il Regalo della Befana||Une Eclipse Totale de Soleil||Alga Marghen|
|Ghedalia Tazartes||Mourir un Peu||Diasporas||Alga Marghen|
|DDAA||Chant II:Tragique||La Conference Maracayace||Illusion Production|
|DDAA & the Maracayace Band||Baggersee||Baggersee (3" CD)||Ecole des Artes Decoratifs de Strasborg|
|DDAA||The Plant of Helen||DDAA Play Ronsard||KK Records|
|DDAA||Baltique||Les Ambulants||Illusion Production|
|DDAA||(excerpt)||Nouveaux Bouinages Sonores (Dans la Periode)||Illusion Production|
Playlist for A DIFFERENT NATURE for Feb 21, 2008, guest-hosted by Rolf Semprebon. The first hour we listened to the music of Ghadalia Tazartes and the second hour to DDAA (Deficit Des Annees Anterieures).