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 01/14/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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.

A Different Nature on 01/07/13

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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The music of TERRY RILEY

The music of TERRY RILEY

Raga vocalist and village greeter Michael Stirling joins host daniel for a look at the life and music of one of Western Classical Music's experimental pioneers. He is widely recognized as one of the founders of what became known as Minimalism, and was a pioneer of the movement when he released the 1964 album IN C. It's impact was to change the course of 20th Century music, it's influence showing up in later works by Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams and in the more innovative rock musicians, such as Pete Townshend's The Who, Edgar Froese's Tangerine Dream, Soft Machine, Curved Air and many others.

A Different Nature on 12/31/12

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Mon, 12/31/2012 - 8:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2013 - 12:00am
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A DIFFERENT NATURE END OF TIME & NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION

A DIFFERENT NATURE END OF TIME & NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION. "It's after the end of the world... Don't you know that yet?!" In ADN's regular time slot (from 8-10 pm) Andy celebrates the apocalypse which failed to occur last week. Hear Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" multiplied x8 and a whole lot more apolcalyptic strangeness. And then stay tuned until midnight as the rest of the ADN collective brings you a dada surrealist countdown to 2013. ♪♪♪ .....oh the end or the world is coming, the sky is full of fire.....

A Different Nature on 12/24/12

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Mon, 12/24/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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xmas (disbeli)eve w/ dr. zomb

 Dr. Zomb finds himself in the conflicted position of hosting A Different Nature on Christmas Eve of all nights!   Tune in to find out if he can manage to uncurl from his holiday depression induced fetal position in time to drag himself down to the air room to fill your night with a joyful noise .   Until 10 pm anyway...

A Different Nature on 12/17/12

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Mon, 12/17/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Spectral Ambient Works of Tim Hecker

 This Monday on A Different Nature, we'll hear some of the ambient works of Canadian artist Tim Hecker.

A Different Nature on 12/10/12

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/10/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 12/03/12

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/03/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Lionel Marchetti

Tonight we listen to musique concrete from Lionel Marchetti, including selections from his disturbing masterpeice, "Knud un Nom de  Serpent (Le Cercle des Entrailles)," which illustrates Marchetti's idea of popular music as Shamanic ritual, a gateway to ecstatic altered states.  

A Different Nature on 11/26/12

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Mon, 11/26/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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NAZCA: MEXICAN PROG RIO

NAZCA: MEXICAN PROG RIO

Con Decibel, Nazca forma la crema de la crema de la música progresiva de méxico.
El estupendo quinteto de rock en oposición, no solo es reconocido en su país, sí en todo el universo de la buena música.

A Different Nature on 11/19/12

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 11/12/12

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 11/12/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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3 leaders of the avant-garde in American 20th Century classical music

ELIOT CARTER (Dec 11, 1908- Nov 5, 2012) -

HENRY COWELL (March 11, 1897 – December 10, 1965)-

LOU HARRISON (May 14, 1917 – February 2, 2003)-

3 monster figures in the early Avant garde-

Composers who broke all tradition in form and style and thereby changed the world of composition forever.

Audio

Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

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A Different Nature
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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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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)
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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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Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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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 12/15/2008

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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

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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

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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

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Program name: 
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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)

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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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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