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

A Different Nature on 03/18/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/18/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Live Broadcast of Stravinsky's "A Soldiers Tale"

We are proud to broadcast a live performance of Igor Stravinsky's A Soldiers Tale in collaboration with March Music Moderne

A Soldier's Tale
March 18, 2013
7:30 p.m., St. Anne's Chapel

Free and open to the public

Igor Stravinsky's iconic masterpiece is featured in this evening's program. Composed in 1918, Stravinsky based The Soldier's Tale on a Russian folk story, a parable about a soldier who swaps his violin in a deal with the devil for a book that predicts the future.

A Different Nature on 03/11/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
LIVE performances by THOLLEM and Diane Chaplin

A DIFFERENT NATURE

TONIGHT-- more March Madness Moderne, with LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM MCDONAS "TSIGOTI in the Valley of the Dreambuilder"

Yes, Thollem returns playing ELECTRIC, giving us a LIVE preview of his show this Wed at BACKSPACE. Also, at around 9:30 pm, DIANE CHAPLIN, cellist extraordinaire and co-director of Northwest New Music, will perform Esa-Pekka Salonen's intense and difficult cello piece "YTA III", WITHOUT A NET!

A Different Nature on 03/04/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
March Music Moderne 2013 preview with Bob Priest

March Music Moderne founder & organizer, composer Bob Priest joins host Andy Hosch for an overview of this month's events. March Music Moderne features 32 concerts and events in and around Portland, happening at 18 venues over the course of 17 days. It all gets started this Thursday, March 7th with "Ears Wide Open". Tune in for all the details ---ands lots of great sounds too!

A Different Nature on 02/25/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Cuban Electroacoustic Music

Programme:

1- TRES DE DOS (for magnetic tape), 1984

     Juan Piñera / Edesio Alejandro

    First Prize "Ex Aequo" XII International Contest  of Electroacoustic Music at Bourgos.

2- HORSES, 1984

    Juan Marcos Blanco

3- HALLEY (for Magnetic Tape), 1984

    Julio Roloff

4- RITUAL (for Magnetic Tape), 1984

    Juan Marcos Blanco

5- TAÑIDOS, 1983

6- ESPACIOS II, 1984

    Juan Blanco

   

A Different Nature on 02/18/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
pResident's Day Special

 This Monday on A Different Nature, we'll have a pResident's Day Special, with the music of San Francisco legends The Residents, currently celebrating 40 years of anonymous fame.

We'll also have an interview with a gentleman who's been with the group from the start. Homer Flynn has been the artistic and creative director, spokesperson and eyeball wrangler from the band's infancy. We'll have all kinds of questions for Mr. Flynn, as well as getting to the bottom of a four-decade long KBOO rumor.

Plus, Residents songs both familiar and rare.

The Residents are appearing later in the week, on Friday the 22nd, at The Hawthorne Theater.

Hope you can tune in!

A Different Nature on 02/11/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 02/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 02/04/13

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Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hosted by Dr. Zomb

Tonight's show will feature recent Mississippi Records reissues of historic material by Kesarbai Kerkar and G. I. Gurdjieff and maybe some LaMonte Young or something...    tune in and see (or hear, actually)...

 

A Different Nature on 01/28/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/28/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Electronic collaborations

Tonight on A DIFFERENT NATURE we explore some recent experimental electronic collaborations that offer dark, edgy electronic soundscapes.

The first hour will feature RICHARD PINHAS and MERZBOW, drawing from their joint efforts PARIS 2008 and KEIO LINE. Pinhas was the founder of the French progressive electronic band Heldon, and Merzbow is the godfather of Japanese noise bands.. 

A Different Nature on 01/21/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 01/21/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 01/14/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Agog: Damian Bisciglia.

It is with sincere regrets that we inform you that our dear friend and extraordinarily talented sound and visual artist Damian Bisciglia just passed on Tuesday at age 52. He apparently took his own life in a public park in Chatsworth.

He was a founding member of the surreal soundscape group Points of Friction (1981-present), recorded and released solo sound work as Agog, and took part in many many collaborations over the past 30 years.

Audio

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.

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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!@#%*! 

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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 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

A Different Nature playlist for 09/11/2008

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
09/11/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
CassetteboyFly me to New YorkThe Parker Tapes`Barry's Bootlegs
Ure ThrallPremonition 9/117"Drone
Zbigneiw Karkowski/tesuo FurudateConsolidated WorldWorld as WillStaalplaat
SandHelicopterUltrasonic SeraphimWorld Serpent
Daphne OramIncidental Music for InvasionOramicsParadigm
Pierre BouchetHopscotchSale TimbaleSuicide Commercial
Jacques BerocalConsiel des MinistiresAn Afflicted Mans Musica BoxUnited Dairies
Nurse With WoundSwansongA Missing SenseWorld Serpent
Lily GreenhamCirculationLingual MusicParadigm
Wim Mertens/Soft VerdictWhisper MeMaximizing the AudienceLes Disques Crepsecules

Filled in for Richard for a surprise night on A Different Nature... started off with a 9/11 theme and then went somewhere else

A Different Nature playlist for 08/06/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/06/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alvin Curran--composer; Daan Vandewalle--pianistInner Cities #4 (in memoriam Lou Harrison)Inner Citiesharmonia mundi--LONG DISTANCE
Inner Cities #6 (for Jed Distler)
Inner Cities #10 (for Daan Vandewalle)
Inner Cities #7 (for Trisha Brown)

A Different Nature playlist for 07/24/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/24/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alvin Curran--composer, Daan Vandewalle--pianoInner Citties #1 (for Ernstalbrecht Stiebler)Inner Citiesharmonia mundi -- LONG DISTANCE
Inner Cities #8 (for Eve Egoyan)
Inner Cities #2 (in memoriam Steve Lacy)
Inner Cities #11 Aglio, Oglio, Peperoncino Blues (for Frederic Rzewski)

A Different Nature playlist for 07/24/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/24/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alvin Curran--composer, Daan Vandewalle--pianoInner Citties #1 (for Ernstalbrecht Stiebler)Inner Citiesharmonia mundi -- LONG DISTANCE
Inner Cities #8 (for Eve Egoyan)
Inner Cities #2 (in memoriam Steve Lacy)
Inner Cities #11 Aglio, Oglio, Peperoncino Blues (for Frederic Rzewski)

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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