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 04/15/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 04/08/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Mitchell Brown joins Dr. Zomb

Dr. Zomb welcomes Mitchell Brown from Melon Expander Records to the show.  Mitchell will be bringing some of his own material as well as selections from his label to play for us. 

A Different Nature on 04/01/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/01/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Rare tracks from Don Joyce and Negativland

Tonight on A Different Nature, we'll be featuring rare tracks from Don Joyce and Negativland.

Don Joyce joined Negativland after the Contra Costa California experimental collective joined him on his KPFA radio program Over the Edge (probably one of the longest running free-form, audio collage shows still in existence).
 A long time visual artist, Joyce was inspired by Negativland's approach to collage in the audio medium and some began utilizing cut-and-paste tape collages to his program and subsequent Negativland recordings. He brought a dizzying array of cut-up sounds and recontextualized agitprop to Negativland's sound, where before they were more in line with Industrial Music, Musique Concrete, etc..

A Different Nature on 03/25/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Richard's Records.
from: Hendrix Uncovered:Rux? : Gumbo 4'33" by Bob Priest

Richard's Records.  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.

A Different Nature on 03/18/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/18/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Live Broadcast of Stravinsky's "A Soldiers Tale"

We are proud to broadcast a live performance of Igor Stravinsky's A Soldiers Tale in collaboration with March Music Moderne

A Soldier's Tale
March 18, 2013
7:30 p.m., St. Anne's Chapel

Free and open to the public

Igor Stravinsky's iconic masterpiece is featured in this evening's program. Composed in 1918, Stravinsky based The Soldier's Tale on a Russian folk story, a parable about a soldier who swaps his violin in a deal with the devil for a book that predicts the future.

A Different Nature on 03/11/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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LIVE performances by THOLLEM and Diane Chaplin

A DIFFERENT NATURE

TONIGHT-- more March Madness Moderne, with LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM MCDONAS "TSIGOTI in the Valley of the Dreambuilder"

Yes, Thollem returns playing ELECTRIC, giving us a LIVE preview of his show this Wed at BACKSPACE. Also, at around 9:30 pm, DIANE CHAPLIN, cellist extraordinaire and co-director of Northwest New Music, will perform Esa-Pekka Salonen's intense and difficult cello piece "YTA III", WITHOUT A NET!

A Different Nature on 03/04/13

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A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
March Music Moderne 2013 preview with Bob Priest

March Music Moderne founder & organizer, composer Bob Priest joins host Andy Hosch for an overview of this month's events. March Music Moderne features 32 concerts and events in and around Portland, happening at 18 venues over the course of 17 days. It all gets started this Thursday, March 7th with "Ears Wide Open". Tune in for all the details ---ands lots of great sounds too!

A Different Nature on 02/25/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Cuban Electroacoustic Music

Programme:

1- TRES DE DOS (for magnetic tape), 1984

     Juan Piñera / Edesio Alejandro

    First Prize "Ex Aequo" XII International Contest  of Electroacoustic Music at Bourgos.

2- HORSES, 1984

    Juan Marcos Blanco

3- HALLEY (for Magnetic Tape), 1984

    Julio Roloff

4- RITUAL (for Magnetic Tape), 1984

    Juan Marcos Blanco

5- TAÑIDOS, 1983

6- ESPACIOS II, 1984

    Juan Blanco

   

A Different Nature on 02/18/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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pResident's Day Special

 This Monday on A Different Nature, we'll have a pResident's Day Special, with the music of San Francisco legends The Residents, currently celebrating 40 years of anonymous fame.

We'll also have an interview with a gentleman who's been with the group from the start. Homer Flynn has been the artistic and creative director, spokesperson and eyeball wrangler from the band's infancy. We'll have all kinds of questions for Mr. Flynn, as well as getting to the bottom of a four-decade long KBOO rumor.

Plus, Residents songs both familiar and rare.

The Residents are appearing later in the week, on Friday the 22nd, at The Hawthorne Theater.

Hope you can tune in!

A Different Nature on 02/11/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 02/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Audio

Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

program: 
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

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)
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A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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A Different Nature
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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

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)

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)

A Different Nature playlist for 07/17/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/17/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
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

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

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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Program name: 
A Different Nature
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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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