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 12/12/11

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Mon, 12/12/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico

On A Different Nature we will be playing Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico, group formed by Marco Antonio "Tzara" Godinez (Synthesizer Roland SH-1), Arturo Meza (String Synthesizer ARP OMNI and acoustic guitar), Juan Wolfang Cruz (Violoncello and electric bass) and Victor Soto (electric guitar).
Their music is described as a proyect of didactic music, collective improvisation of sounds and atmospheres.
The sound they made is a mixture of strange textures that at times it sounds spacy and psychedelic, being at times desperate and mysterious.
We will hear two reharsal recordings from 1977-78, and a live recrding at the Frederic Chopin Concert Hall, June 25th, 1977.

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A Different Nature on 12/05/11

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Mon, 12/05/2011 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
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Exploring 40 years of Meredith Monk's vocal genius.

Meredith Monk's compositions and vocals have been an influential force for more than 40 years.  Monk's multidisciplinary approach to her work brings rare depth to her art.

Musical America has named Monk 2012's Composer of the Year. They say that:

A Different Nature on 11/21/11

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Mon, 11/21/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Surprise Night hosted by Dr. Zomb

This week's show hosted by Dr. Zomb.   "Surprise Night"  Odds and ends of the experimental and avant-garde as they occur to me...   maybe we'll hear some ursula bogner (amazing discovery or delicious audio hoax ?),  maybe some terge isungset and his music played at sub freezing temps on instruments made of ice (in honor of upcoming chilly weather) and, in honor of thanksgiving, maybe the vegetable orchestra, who derive all their sounds from actual vegetables !   Call any vegetable !!!

 

We'll just see what happens...

A Different Nature on 10/24/11

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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Un Drame Musical Instantane & the Grrr label.

Tonight we'll listen to releases on the Grrr label.. -- not the American label which releases Christian music, but rather the French label which has released some incredible music in the last 35 plus years. Mainly the label of  Un Drame Musical Instantane, who combined free jazz, rock, and modern classical  and mixed electronics with acoustic instruments in highly creative ways, Grrr also went on to release other excellent recordings by similar artists like Helene Sage, Bernard Vitet, Pied de Poul and more..   .  

A Different Nature on 10/17/11

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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Moebius, Roedelius, Cluster, Harmonia and more

Tonight on A Different Nature, in light of the upcoming performance of HANS JOACHIM ROEDELIUS, we will explore his music, along with that of his oft-times collaborator, DIETER MOEBIUS. After being a part of the avant-garde group KLUSTER with CONRAD SCHNITZLER in 1969, they formed CLUSTER, in 1971, and went on to create a proto-type of the ambient electronic music still heard today. Not only will we hear KLUSTER and CLUSTER, but also HARMONIA, which included Michael Rother of NEU!, and some of their collaborations with like-minded artist BRIAN ENO. Here's a chance to listen to the pre-history of contemporary ambient electronica!

A Different Nature on 10/03/11

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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Electrogals Music Festival

This week's host, Dr. Zomb, will be joined in the studio by Heather Perkins and Christi Denton from the upcoming "Electrogals - Girls Gone Wired" music and art festival, taking place at Disjecta, October 10th  - 15th .  We'll talk about the event and listen to some work by those involved.

Disjecta is located at 8731 N. Interstate, in Portland. Electrogals will present five days of music, sound installations, videos, and live concerts.   Artists include Stephanie Rearick, Natasha Kmeto, Sylvia Hackathorn, Bonnie Miksch, Cheetah Finesse, Tender Forever, Briana Marela, Momilani Ramstrum, and Pamela Z.  For a complete schedule, go to:  www.electrogals.org/oct11.php

A Different Nature on 09/26/11

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Mon, 09/26/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dutch Ambient and Soundscape artist Arno Peeters

This week on A Different Nature, we feature Dutch Ambient and Soundscape artist Arno Peeters.

A Different Nature on 09/19/11

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Mon, 09/19/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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ding dong ding dong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Xgkf2YBnU

bellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbells

Click on that link, turn up your speakers and walk away from the computer, do the dishes, look out the window, read your book...eventually, the effect can be like time travel. haunting...

A Different Nature on 09/12/11

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Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Join Rolf & Andy as A Different Nauture celebrates Stockhausen's birthday & 911

German modernist composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)

A Different Nature on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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John Cage birthday celebration

A Different Nature celebrates the birthday of composer John Cage, born September 5, 1912. Think of this program as a prelude to next year's madness. Throughout 2012 KBOO plans to present Cage features in honor of his centenary.       tonight's host: Andy Hosch

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Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

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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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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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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 07/24/2008

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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
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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 07/17/2008

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07/17/2008
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Monteverdi/Wendy CarlosDOMINE AD ADJUVANDUM (from the 1610 Vespers)4-CD SWITCHED-ON BOXED SETSerendip/ESD
J.S.Bach/Wendy CarlosBRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 1 in F Major -- II--Adagio
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5 in D Major -- II--Affettuoso
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 2 in F Major -- II--Andante
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 4 in G Major -- II--Andante
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 6 in B-Flat Major – II—Adagio ma non tanto
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 6 in B-Flat Major -- III--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 1 in F Major – IV—Memuetto, Trio I, Polocca, Trio II
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 6 in B-Flat Major -- I
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5 in D Major -- III--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 4 in G Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 2 in F Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 1 in F Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 3 in G Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5 in D Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 1 in F Major -- III--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 2 in F Major – III—Allegro Assai
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 3 in G Major -- III--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 4 in G Major -- III--Presto
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 3 in G Major -- II--Adagio

A Different Nature playlist for 07/10/2008

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07/10/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Bernard ParmegianiSons-jeuLe Memoire des SonsINA
Le Memoire des Sons
Plain TempsPlain Temps
Dedans-DehorsParmegiani 2 CD compilation
L'oeil EcouteL'oeil Ecoute

A Different Nature playlist for 07/03/2008

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07/03/2008
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prempted for Blues Festival

A Different Nature playlist for 06/26/2008

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06/26/2008
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Gavin BryarsJesus' Blood Never Failed Me YetThe Sinking of the Titanic/Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me YetVirgin
Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me YetJesus' Blood Never Failed Me YetPoint Music
Made In Hong KongThe Marvelous Aphorisms of Gavin Bryars -- The Early YearsMode

A Different Nature playlist for 06/19/2008

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06/19/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Guy KlucevsekSwayingNotefallWinter & Winter
Duet"
Oa Poa PolkaManhattan CascadeCRI
Dueling DovidlsAccordanceWinter & Winter
Accordion TribePompenLunghorn Twist
The GunksAccordance
GKNat nr. 7Lunghorn Twist
Trial By ErrorTales From The Cryptic!Winter & Winter
Turning/PendelumsNotefall
Fast Duet"
Mr. Glim-GlideAccordance
ATWaltz for SandyLunghorn Twist
GKSantangoNotefalls
ATZirkefreiseLunghorn Twist
GKThe Girl With The Rose HipsAccordance
Astor Place
Angel Blue
Samba D HiccupManhattan Cascade
The GiftTales from the Cryptic!
Starting OverAccordance
Ping Pong PolkaManhattan Cascade

A Different Nature playlist for 06/12/2008

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06/12/2008
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Larry KucharzWinterfall--mix 40Blue Drawings and TextInternational Audiochrome
City Street Scenes V--mix 40""
1979""
PalestrinaElectrochoral Dreams"
Portal""
1994 No. 13 Dark CarmineUnit 25--Dark Red"
1976 No. 4A Dark Rose""
1994 No. 2 Dark Crimson""
1995 No. 16 Dark Coral""

A Different Nature playlist for 06/05/2008

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06/05/2008
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Annea LockwoodA Sound Map of the DanubeLovely Music Ltd.

A Different Nature playlist for 05/29/2008

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05/29/2008
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Steve ReichThree TalesNonesuch
Steve ReichFrank VariationsNonesuch
Steve ReichYou Are VariationsNonesuch

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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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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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