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
A Different Nature presentsThe West Coast School is Still Open.
Part One: An OverviewDaniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL, considered to be "the father of West Coast experimentalism" and who taught many others (including John Cage) to throw aside convention in composition in music, as well as LOU HARRISON, HARRY PARTCH, JOHN CAGE, PAULINE OLIVEROS, TERRY RILEY, this series will also look at the continuing tradition in succeeding generations of avant-garde and experimentalists from the American West Coast; (Amy Denio, Thollem McDonas, Henry Kaiser, Mike Lastra, and many more will be explored)
ALSO: A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM!
Tonight's show concludes with a 36 minute pianistic exploration/performance by the redoubtable THOLLEM MCDONAS, LIVE on the KBOO piano!
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.
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)
|8:03--Conlon Nancarrow--||#10--||Studies for Player Piano--5CD set--||Wergo|
CLASSICS, ANTIQUES AND CURIOS: CONLON NANCARROW (Texarkana, 1912-1997) . Living most of his life in relative isolation and not becoming widely known until the 1980s, Nancarrow's compositions for piano became too complex to be played by human hands prompting him to punch out his compositions, note by note, on giant paper rolls for player piano.
|Volcano the Bear||Hairy Queen||Five Hundred Boy Piano||United Dairies|
|Volcano the Bear||The Sting of Haste||Amidst the Noise & Twigs||Beta-Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||The First Circle is the Eye||The Shy Volcanic Society of the Bear and Bird Parade||Beta-Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||Shake Your Crow||7"||Gold Soundz|
|Volcano the Bear||Beach, Each, preech, leach, teach||All the Paint I can Breath 10"||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||Seeker||Five Hundred Boy Piano||United Dairies|
|Volcano the Bear||Planetary Bethlehem||The Inhazer Decline||United Dairies|
|Volcano the Bear||Ong Pate||Classic Erasmus Fusion||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||Our Number of Wolves||The Shy volcanic etc||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||Golden Hot Bite||The Idea of Wood||Textile|
|Volcano the Bear||Hey Judo||Classic Erasmus Fusion||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||The Ark||The Birth of Streissand 7"||No-Fi|
|Volcano the Bear||Quarter to Four Tet||7"||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||Death Sleeps in My Car||The Shy Volcanic etc||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||The Supreme & Sublime||The Mountains Among Us||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||The Last Song of Norway||Classic Erasmus Fusion||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||The Woman Who Waited for the Woman who Weighs the Wool||Volfurten||Volucan|
|Volcano the Bear||The Woman Who Weighs the Wood||The Idea of Wood||textile|
|Volcano the Bear||The Weet Golden Crest of My Distant Wave||The Mountains Among Us||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||The Three Twins||Amidst the Noise & Twigs||Beta Lactam Ring|
|Volcano the Bear||I am the Mould||Five Hundred Boy Piano||United Dairies|
|Volcano the Bear||Lifetime||Classic Erasmus Fusion||Beta Lactam Ring|
Volcano the Bear show, guest-hosted by Rolf Semprebon
|8:01--Luc Ferrari--||Archives Genetiquement Modifees--Exploitation des Concepts no. 3--||Archivs Genetiquement Modifees--||Robot Records--|
|8:25--||Archives Sauvees des Eaux--Exploitation des Concepts no. 3--||Et Tournent les Sons--||Metamkine--|
|8:41--||Petite Symphonie Intuitive Pour un Paysage de Printemps--||Acousmatrix 3--Luc Ferrari--||BVHAAST--|
|9:05--||Promenade Symphonique Dans un Paysage Musical ou un Jour de Fete a el Oued en 1976--||Son Memorise 1976/2002--||Sub Rosa--|
|9:40--||Presque Rien no. 1, a Lever du Jour au Bord de la Mer--||Presque Rien--||INA GRM--|
MUSIQUE CONCRETE: LUC FERRARI (Paris, 1929-2006) began his musical career as a pianist but after a battle with tuberculosis, participation in the "Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt" and an overwhelming exposure to Edgard Varese's "Deserts", he developed a keen interest in musique concrete which drove him out of the recording studio and into the world with his tape recorder.
|8:02--Tibor Szemzo--w/text by Tibor Hajas read by Tarina Szemzo--||The Sex Appeal of Death--||The Conscience--||Leo Records|
|8:14--Tibor Szemzo--w/text: "The All-Sidedness of the Bodhisattva Regarder-of-the-Cries-of-the-World" ... The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law in the Recitation of the People of the Kyoto Kiyomizu-Dera Temple w/Onishi Ryokei speaking--||The Other Shore--||The Other Shore--|
|8:34--Tibor Szemzo--||Gull--||The Other Shore--|
|8:51--||Snapshot of the Island--||Snapshot of the Island|
|9:15--Tibor Szemzo w/text & piano fragments by Ludwig Wittgenstein--||Tractatus--||Tractatus--|
|9:49--Tibor Szemzo--||Let's Go Out And Dance--||Snapshot from the Island--|
SURPRISE NIGHT: TIBOR SZEMZO. An evening of unidentified music, at least at the outset, for people who don't want to know what's coming. Tonight: a sweet and evocative evening of music for Memorial Day.
|8:14--||A Isla Da--|
|8:27--||Dina Sore--||Flux de Bouche--|
|8:43--||Just A Thought--|
|8:44--||Der Minister I--|
|8:45--||Der Minister II--|
|8:50--Jaap Blonk's Braaxtaal--||Deutsche Lyrik--||Braaxtaal--|
|9:07--||Hommage a A.A.I--|
|9:14--||Hommage a A.A.II--|
|9:26--||All Day Belly Rumble--|
|9:33--Jaap Blonk/Maja Ratkje--||The Abominable Crunch--||Post Human Identities--|
|9:44--||Queasy Chin Dip--|
|9:55--Jaap Blonk's Braaxtaal--||Bla-Blaing on No Nonsense--||Braaxtaal--|
ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL. Tonight A Different Nature celebrates its 29th Anniversary with our traditional call-in show where listeners (especially long-time listeners) are encouraged to call in to discuss on air any suggestions for the next programming year or to ask any questions of host Richard or to just talk about the show and the music. When people aren't phoning in and talking on-air, Richard will turn to the vocal dynamics of Dutch dada sound & performance artist/poet Jaap Blonk
|David Bowie--||It's No Game--||Scary Monsters|
|Beauty and the Beast--||Heroes|
|Scary Monsters--||Scary Monsters|
|Boys Keep Swinging--||Lodger|
|Joe the Lion--||Heroes|
|A New Career In A New Town--||Low|
|Ashes to Ashes--||Scary Monsters|
|Always Crashing in the Same Car--||Low|
|Sense of Doubt--||Heroes|
CLASSICS, ANTIQUES & CURIOS: DAVID BOWIE GOES AVANT. In the late 1970's British rock legend David Bowie began to shift his theatrical and driving rock music into a more musically-experimental phase in collaborations with such artists as (Low, Heroes, & Lodger) and Robert Fripp (Scary Monsters).
|8:02--Ruth Anderson--||SUM--State of the Union Message--||Lesbian American Composers--||CRI/WDR|
|8:14--Susan Stone--||Ruby's Story--||Melody Sumner Carnahan's "The Time Is Now"--||Frog Peak/Burning Book|
|8:17--Maggi Payne--||She Began Cutting The Situation Into Sections--||The Time Is Now--|
|8:28--Susan Frykberg--||Astonishing Sense--||An Astonishing Sense--||Earsay Productions|
|8:42--Dajuin Yao/Jerlian Tsao--||Garden of Memory--||Cinnabar Red Drizzle--||Juxiang|
|9:06--Hiromi Ishii--||Dreaming Stones--||Imaginare Landschaften--||CYBELE|
|9:20--Inge Morgenroth--||Requim fur ein Schwein--||Imaginare Landschaften--|
|9:37--Heldegard Westerkamp--||Cricket Voice--||Transformations--||empreintes DIGITALes|
|9:52--Annea Lockwood--||World Rhythms--||New Music for Electronic And Recorded Media: Women in Electronic Music - 1977 --||CRI|
WOMEN'S WORKS. An evening of rich and engaging musique concrete and electroacoustic music realized by both top and lesser-known women composers from around the globe.
|THE LEAGUE OF AUTOMATIC MUSIC COMPOSERS--||The League of Automatic Music Composers 1978-1983--||New World Records|
|8:01--Tim Perkis, John Bischoff, Jim Horton--||Pedal with Twitter--|
|8:17--||Martian Folk Music--|
|THE HUB--||Boundary Layer (3cd set)--||Tzadik|
|8:29--John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tim Perkis, Mark Trayle, Phil Stone, Scot Gresham-Lancaster--||Pushing--The Glass Hand--|
|8:35--||Polling--Borrowing and Stealing--|
|9:01--||Boundary Layer--Lou Drift--|
|9:13--||Pushing--Wax Lips II, or Das Lied Von Der Nerd--|
|9:28--||Polling--The Minister of Pitch--|
|9:32--||Boundary Layer--Pins and Splits--|
THE LEAGUE OF AUTOMATIC MUSIC COMPOSERS and THE HUB. The two bands not only shared two major members (John Bischoff and Tim Perkis) along with featuring many major West Coast composers (Chris Brown, David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Rich Gold, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Phil Stone and Mark Trayle); they also strongly represent the West Coast tradition of composer as instrument builder, using the newly available microcomputers of the '70 (in the case of LAMC) plus electronic and digital systems of their own devising (in both) to create networks of interacting computers and circuits with an eye to eliciting surprising and new “musical artificial intelligences.” Some of the most imaginative and compelling electric music created since 1977 and the music of Musica Elettronica Viva. Rescheduled from earlier pre-emptions.
|Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV)|
|8:02--Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, Steve Lacy, Garrett List--||Univied Patchwork Theory (1990)--||Spacecraft/Unified Patchwork Theory--||algo marghen--|
|8:36--Allen Bryant, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, Ivan Vandor--||Spacecraft (1967)--||"--|
|9:17--Allen Bryant, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Jon Phetteplace--||Improvisation Parts I & II (1967)--||Rome Concert--||IRML 04|
|9:48--Allen Bryant, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Jon Phetteplace--||Improvisation Part III (1967)||"--|
CLASSICS, ANTIQUES AND CURIOS: MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA broke new ground as a live instrument & found object, acoustic/electronic, improvisational group. Formed in Rome in 1966 they were Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Steve Lacy, Jon Phetteplace, Carol Plantamura, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, and Ivan Vandor. Through the '60s and '70s they performed throughout Europe and generatd riots with their performances in Italy.
|8:01--Stephen Vitiello with Eighth Blackbird--||Doors--||Rush & Lullabye--||IEA--||www.iea.alfred.edu|
|8:15--Lawrence English--||Soft Fuse--||Kiri No Oto--||Touch Tone 31--||www.lawrenceenglish.com|
|8:27--||Waves Sheer Light--|
|8:36--||Figure's Lone Static--|
|8:43--Northern Valentine--||Born Yesterday--||the distance brings us closer--||Silber Records--||www.silbermedia.com|
|9:30--||Mein Herz, mein Haus--|
|9:32--Christian Fennesz--||Glide--||Black Sea--||Touch Music--||www.fennesz.com & www.touchmusic.org.uk|
|9:39--Northern Valentine--||Already Gone--||the distance brings us closer--||Silber Records--||www.silbermedia.com|
SURPRISE NIGHT--a show for those who don't want to know what's coming. A fairly drone-like and ambient evening with new music that has arrived in the KBOO record library.