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 01/02/11

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Sun, 01/02/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Terry Riley's OLSON III, Parson Sound, and International Harvester

Tonight on A DIFFERENT NATURE: for most of the first hour we will listen to one of my all-time favoire peices by composer Terry Riley, OLSON III. Then, we'll hear from the PARSON SOUND and INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER, two Swedish groups that share many same members, who also worked with Riley during his visit to Sweden at the time Olson III was recorded. Their music was heavily influinced by Riley, and takes his drone minimalism into a a wild psychedelic rock trip.

"A piece of unrelenting intensity, Olson III may be one of the most powerful compositions from minimalist composer Terry Riley. Based on the same phasing principals of In C, Olson III is filled with short motives that each ensemble member must play and repeat before moving onto the next.

A Different Nature on 12/27/10

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Mon, 12/27/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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A Different Nature "Surprise Night"

        "Surprise Night"    with hosts Daniel and Dr. Zomb

A Different Nature on 12/20/10

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Mon, 12/20/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Three Radio Plays by Andreas Ammer and F.M. Einheit

On Dec. 20th, A Different Nature presents three radio plays by Andreas Ammer and F.M. Einheit (from Einstürzende Neubauten, Gry and his own solo work).

From 1993, comes Ammer and Einheit's Radio Inferno, a realization of Dante's Inferno - a dizzying audio collage utilizing found music to set the scene of Virgil's descent through hell. Voices by Blixa Bargeld (also of Einstürzende Neubauten), Phil Minton and the late John Peel as 'The Radio'. Also with guitarwork by Caspar Brötzmann.

A Different Nature on 12/13/10

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Mon, 12/13/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Danielle Parks will be showcasing French double-bassist Joëlle Léandre

photo, Joelle Leandre

Danielle Parks will be showcasing French double-bassist Joëlle Léandre.

From Joëlle Léandre's website:

A Different Nature on 12/06/10

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Mon, 12/06/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris & Conduction, part 1

host: Andy Hosch /// This evening we bring you the first in a six part series on the music of Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, whose principle of Conduction© blurs the lines between modern composition and free improvisation. Morris has invented an array of hand and baton gestures by which he leads groups in structured improvisation, in essence transforming the role of conductor into that of composer.

Since the mid 1980s Morris has led over 180 Conductions in cities around the world with ensembles of varying size and diverse instrumentation, often involving live electronic processing. The body of Morris' recorded work is impressive, and his music has been largely under recognized.

A Different Nature on 11/15/10

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Mon, 11/15/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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IGOR WAKHEVITCH

Tonight wel explore the music of IGOR WAKHEVITCH. Wakhevitch studied under musique concrete founder Pierre Scheaffer, worked with minimalist composer Terry Riley, and composed the music for Salvador Dali's opera Etre Dieu. On top of the Dali opera, he released six records in the 1970s which in the words of the Swan's Michael Gira are "The most astonishing music I have heard in some years... Amazing approach to sound, from classical to experimental, psychadelia to film music. Ominous and beautiful, then clamorous and Wagnerian. At some points it sounds like contemporary electronic music, then shifts seemlessly into a full classical orchestra," while a Pitchfork review of one his records was titled "It Was the Strangest Record I Had Ever Heard."  

A Different Nature on 11/01/10

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Mon, 11/01/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dia de los Muertos

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS SPECIAL

Join the Different Nature collective for a semi-serious tribute to the Day of the Dead, with music, ritual, chanting, and performance. 

A Different Nature on 10/25/10

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Mon, 10/25/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Wrecked Records Host: Dr. Zomb

wrecked records

dr. zomb presents avant garde material created entirely from the deliberate mis use and sometimes abuse of vinyl records.  featured artists include christian marclay, otomo yoshihide, martin tetreault, and others. Maybe some locked grooves...

 

A Different Nature on 10/18/10

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Mon, 10/18/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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focus: Throat Singing; host: Kathy Fors

A Different Nature on 10/11/10

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Mon, 10/11/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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"The Broken Piano" - host: Daniel

On tonight's program, Daniel brings us sounds from neglected and abused pianos...

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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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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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