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 12/16/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra

Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra ranges in size from 18 to 54 instrumentalists. Large woodwind and percussion sections, augmented by brass and sometimes strings. Go: Organic Orchestra employs an original music notation and conducting system developed by Rudolph.   Free Jazz/World Music.  Go: Organic Orchestra.  Instruments from African, Latin-American, Middle-Eastern, and Asian musical traditions along side Western instruments fusing deep elements of free jazz and world music.   This week's host: Andy Hosch


Adam Rudolph bio

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME LOU

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
The Experimental Side of Lou Reed
TWO SIDES OF THE SAME LOU : The Experimental Sides of LOU REED

Dagmar Krause

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Join Virginia Furr for an exploration of the music of Dagmar Krause
Dagmar Krause is a German singer, mainly known for her work in the 1970s-80s with avant-rock groups Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, and Art Bears. More recently she has covered the music of Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weil, and Hanns Eisler.

Krause's distinctive voice has been called "Armegeddon style" and can be an acquired taste.  In a review of Henry Cow's 40th anniversary box set, critic John Kellman from All about Jazz wrote that "the kinds of intervallic leaps and harmonic sophistication required of a singer (in Henry Cow) make Krause and undervalued and underrated singer in this history of modern music".


A Different Nature: pianistic meditations (& eruptions)

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Pianistic meditations and eruptions

TONIGHT at 8 pm on A Different Nature:

a preview of the upcoming (every Jan) San Francisco Tape Music Festival 
and three very different nature explorations of The Piano:
~LaMonte Young's "the well-tuned piano"
~Steve Reich's "Piano Phase" 
~ Cecil Taylor's "Air Above Mountains"

hosted by daniel

Kuupuu, Lau Nau, Islaja and Hertta Lussu Assa

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hertta Lussu Assa (Kuupuu, Lau Nau, and Islaja)
     Tonight on A Different Nature: we go to Finland as we listen to the improvisational experimentalism of HERTTA LUSSU ASSA,  as well as material from solo projects from the three women who make up this group: KUUPUU (Jonna Karanka), LAU NAU (Laura Naukkarinen) and ISLAJA (Merja Kokkonen).  Whether solo or as a trio, Karanka, Naukkarinen and Kokkonen play music that falls somewhere between freeform freakfolk and improvised psychedelia, often utilizing a wide range of instruments and odd tunings, world music influences and more.  We'll hear from the two HERTTA LUSSU ASSA releases, as well as select tracks from the more extensive discographies of KUUPUU,  LAU NAU, and ISLAJA.     

Cultures Electroniques/ Bourges

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 11/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB)

Founded in 1970, the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (France), or IMEB, was a force for the recording and dissemination of new electroacoustic works.  Sadly, IMEB lost it's funding in 2010.

Luc Ferrari: L'escalier des Avegules, Les Arythmiques

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:10pm
Short Description: 
Luc Ferrari: L'escalier des Avegules, Les Arythmiques
On A Diferent Nature we will be listening to  a few pieces by the French composer Luc Ferrari: L'escalier des Avegules (1991), Les Arythmiques (2003).

Les Arythmiques is one of the final works created by electro-acoustic composer Luc Ferrari. A starting point for the piece was the challenge to represent, in sound, the jolt of electricity that had been sent across his heart to treat his arrythmia.The sound that he finally crafted to his satisfaction is the crackling, vaguely terrifying one that jolts Les Arythmiques into life and reappears throughout to interrupt the proceedings at the most unlikely moments.

A Different Nature on 10/21/13

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

DIFFERENT VOICES

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
avant-garde vocals
Join the ADN collective for some of the most unusual and challenging uses of the human voice in new music; sound poetry in which the conventions of melody and meaning melt into a different reality.....

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.

  • Length: 119:47 minutes (164.51 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

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!@#%*! 

  • Length: 119:30 minutes (109.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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 07/10/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
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

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/03/2008
ArtistTitle
prempted for Blues Festival

A Different Nature playlist for 06/26/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/26/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
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

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
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

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/12/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
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

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/05/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Annea LockwoodA Sound Map of the DanubeLovely Music Ltd.

A Different Nature playlist for 05/29/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
05/29/2008
ArtistTitleLabel
Steve ReichThree TalesNonesuch
Steve ReichFrank VariationsNonesuch
Steve ReichYou Are VariationsNonesuch

A Different Nature playlist for 02/21/2008

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
02/21/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Ghedalia Tazartestrack 2Tazartes' TransportsAlga Marghen
Ghedalia TazartesPart IIUne Eclipse Totale de SoleilAlga Marghen
Ghedalia TazartesVolulez-Vous?DiasporasAlga Marghen
Ghedalia Tazartestrack 10Tazartes' TransportsAlga Marghen
Ghedalia TazartesLa Berlue je T'aimeDiasporasAlga Marghen
Ghedalia TazartesTransports 1Tazartes' TransportsAlga Marghen
Ghedalia TazartesIl Regalo della BefanaUne Eclipse Totale de SoleilAlga Marghen
Ghedalia TazartesMourir un PeuDiasporasAlga Marghen
DDAAChant II:TragiqueLa Conference MaracayaceIllusion Production
DDAA & the Maracayace BandBaggerseeBaggersee (3" CD)Ecole des Artes Decoratifs de Strasborg
DDAAThe Plant of HelenDDAA Play RonsardKK Records
DDAABaltiqueLes AmbulantsIllusion Production
DDAA(excerpt)Nouveaux Bouinages Sonores (Dans la Periode)Illusion Production

Playlist for A DIFFERENT NATURE for Feb 21, 2008, guest-hosted by Rolf Semprebon. The first hour we listened to the music of Ghadalia Tazartes and the second hour to DDAA (Deficit Des Annees Anterieures).

Comments

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 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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