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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

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Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Dr. Zomb hosts...
Dr. Zomb hosts this week with assorted recent vinyl acquisitions...

A Different Nature on 04/21/14

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 04/14/14

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 04/07/14

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Four-hour expanded programming: recordings from Portland's new music festival, March Music Moderne

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:00pm - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
music from March Music Moderne IV

To start things off we will be joined in studio by pianist/composer Jennifer Wright, co-founder along with Art Resnik, of Piano Bizarro. Jennifer will lead us through a series of recordings from their recent concert.  The evening will also feature pianist Maria Choban (MC Hammered Klavier) who will join us to introduce selections from her concert honoring the 75th birthyear of composer/PSU Professor Emeritus Tomas Svoboda.  From Lewis & Clark College, we will hear selections from the Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan in concert with Resonance Ensemble,  and Dunja Jennings (Friends of Rain Ensemble) performs Canadian composer and MMM composer-in-residence James Harley's work for solo bass clarinet.

An Early Celebration of Sun Ra's 100th Birthday

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
A Sun Ra Monday

Tonight we will, once again, explore the music of the great Sun Ra (1914-1993), composer, keyboardist, bandleader, and philosopher, who was born 100 years ago on May 22. Since his music career spanned seven decades, and his prolific career as a bandleader lasted nearly 50 years, we will be focusing on Sun Ra's music from the 70s. If you are in need of an attitude adjustment, curl up, put on your headphones, and enter the world of Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Virginia Furr will host.

Roger Doyle

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Roger Doyle

Today is BENITO JUAREZ's Birthday observed, but was he really born this day? I don't know. (he was born March 21. web editor)
       However, it's also St Patrick's Day, which means tonight on A Different Nature we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with..  No! Not that blarmy annoying fiddle crap that epitomizes what one thinks of as "Irish" music scene, but instead.. in the humble opinion of tonight's host, Ireland's most signifcant musical savant, avant-electro-acoustic composer ROGER DOYLE.

Portuguese Composers Musica Viva Competition: Electronic Music Vol. I & II

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Portuguese Composers Musica Viva Competition: Electronic Music Vol. I & II

This Edition aims to fulfil two goals: to contribute to the best knowledge of the Portuguese electronic music creation; and to publish the awarded pieces of the Electroacoustic Music Competition that has been annually organized by Miso Music Portugal, since 2000, within the context of the Musica Viva Festival.
Volume I, it is important to refer that the composers included are among the most active, within this musical field, in the past few years, all of them with an established curriculum. These composers present their own approaches to electronic music composition.
Volume II contains the awarded pieces from the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Competition, which aims for composers younger than 35 years of age.

Listening to the Here of the Now

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Preview of March Music Moderne IV

This week, A Different Nature brings you a 2-hour preview of the fourth annual March Music Moderne "Listening to the Here of the Now", 32 events happening March 7th-16th. This week's host Andy Hosch will be joined by MMM founder Bob Priest
to check out everything that will be happening this year. More info at
http://www.marchmusicmoderne.org/

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Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Dr. Zomb hosts...

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Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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)
  • 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

Categories:
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 11/05/2012

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
11/05/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Lou Harrison/Gamelan Si BettyGending AlexanderLou Harrison: Gamelan MusicMusicMakers
Pauline Oliveros/Berkeley Gamelan EnsembleLion's Eye for GamelanLion's Eye/Lion's TaleDeep Listening
Aloysius Suwardi [Pak-Ael]Sindhen KewekGamelan of Java, Vol. 2: Contemporary ComposersLyrichord
interview: Pak-Ael & Mindy Johnston
Venerable Showers of Beauty GamelanLdr. Babyar Layar (Sailing)Live with Peni Candra Rini [11/12/2011 at Lewis & Clark College, Portland]unreleased
interview, part 2
Gamelan PacificaRainTrance GongWhat Next?/Nonsequitir
K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat/Gamelan Sekar TunjungGending CorobalenMusic of K.R.T. WasitodiningratCMP
Harry RoseliAsmat DreamAsmat Dream: New Music Indonesia, Vol. 2 (Sunda)Lyrichord
   Tonight on A Different Nature: Javanese and American music for Gamelan.  Mostly contemporary compositions, including pieces from Pauline Oliveros and Lou Harrison.  

   Portland-based Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan will be performing at Lewis and Clark College this coming Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm.  The concert, titled "From Indonesia to Portland: Traditional and Contemporary Gamelan Music from Java" will feature VSB along with Indonesian master musician Aloysius Suwardi, renowned Berkeley-based Javanese teacher and musician Midiyanto and members of the Seattle-based Gamelan Pacifica.  So during the second hour of tonight's show, we will be speaking in studio with VSB director Mindy Johnston and Aloysius Suwardi (Pak Ael) to learn more about Javanese gamelan music and the upcoming performance.   more info:  vsbgamelan.org

A Different Nature playlist for 10/29/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
10/29/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Pierre HenryBreathLe VoyageLimelight
Bitter Funeral BeerBitter Funeral BeerECM
Pierre HenryTransformationLe Livre de Morts EgyptienMantra
Psychic TV23 Tibetan Human Thigh BonesThemes, Part 1Cleopatra
James WoodVillage Burial with FireSpirit Festival with LamentationsMode

An extended installment of "A Different Nature", as the collective brings you their annual Dia de los Muertos show. ADN founding host Richard Francis was heavily into celebrating Dia de los Muertos during the last years of his life, so now, every year around this time we pay homage to Richard and others who have passed, with a musical tribute. As usual, expect the unexpected. Dr. Zomb and friends will bring experimental and electronic music related to the theme [and some perhaps unrelated...] plus ritual music of funeral lamentations, ancestor worship, and the afterlife from many different cultures.

A Different Nature playlist for 10/29/2012

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
10/29/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Pierre HenryBreathLe Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]Limelight LP
intro [Dr. Zomb]
Bengt bergerBitter Funeral BeerBitter Funeral BeerECM
mic break [Andy]
Pierre HenryTransformationLe Livre des Morts EgyptienMantra
Psychic TV23 Tibetan Human Thigh bonesThemes Part 1Cleopatra
James WoodVillage Burial with FireSpirit Festival with LamentationMode
Culto sin NombreLa Tumba de Edgar PoeFracturas internasSolo Art
mic break [Alejandro]
TribuTamoanchanMaseualCademac
Dion McGregorDead to the WorldThe Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregorTorpor Vigil
Andrew LilesWhere the Long Shadows FallWhere the Long Shadows Fall [CD single]Dirter
Lieutenant CaramelLe Morte du CerfLe Boite de Pandore/Carnet de ChasseActeon
Trembling StrainFuneral MarchAnthem to Raise the DeadBelle Antique
Fosa ComunAbortion [excerpt, dubbed over "Funeral March"]Fosa ComunGente de Mexico
mic break [Rolf]
John ColtraneLiving SpaceInfinityImpulse
Max Roach/M'BoomGhost Dance, part IITo the Max!Bluemoon
David S. WareBardoOneceptAum Fidelity
mic break [Andy]
Sun RaHiroshimaStars That Shine Darkly/HiroshimaSaturn
mic break [Dr. Zomb]
Daniel JohnstonMy Baby Cares for the DeadDon't Die On Me Baby [box set]Munster
Rodd KeithI Died TodayI Died TodayTzadik
Pierre HenryAfter Death 1Le Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]Limelight LP
Lee HazelwoodWe All Make the Flowers GrowDrink in my HeartKilled by Lee [bootleg]
Manuel EnriquezConjuroManuel EnriquezINBA-SACM LP
NazcaLa Morgue [dubbed over "Conjuro"]Nazca En VivoNaja
Jorge ReyesNadie se Libre TamohuanchanComalaProducciones Exilio
Juan José ArreolaEpitafio [dubbed over "Nadie se Libre Tamohuanchan"]Primera ReedicionU.N.A.M.
mic break [Alejandro]
The Gray Field Recordings [R. Loftis]A DescentNature Desires NatureReverb Worship
ArrowwoodFuneral LullabyArrowwood/NovemthreeLittle Somebody
SaradaThe Darkest PathVA - Hand/EyeHand/Eye
Grow TonguePrayer for the DeadDitch Mix, Volume Twoself-released
PhaedraDeath Will ComeThe SeaRune Grammofon
Jeff FuccilloDeathDisturbed StringsRoratorio
mic break [Rolf, Andy]
Koo Nimo & the Kumasi Ensemble AdadamAgofomma [Ghana]Flor BlancaVA - Dancing With the DeadEllipsis Arts...
Antanosy & Mahafy people [Madagascar]KalokaloVA - Dancing With the DeadEllipsis Arts...
Gabriel Souza Carvalho [Brazil, Candomblé]Amura SebinaVA - Dancing With the DeadEllipsis Arts...
Los Munequitos de Mantansas [Cuba, Santeria]AgayuIto Iban EchuQbadisc
unknown [Haiti, Vodou]Gue de Baron SamediSpirits of Life: Haitian VodouSoul Jazz
mic break [Andy, Dr. Zomb]
CriswellSomeone Walked Over My GraveSomeone Walked Over My Grave [7" single]Dionysus
International HarvesterI Mourn YouSov Gott Rose-MarieSilence
Pierre HenryPeaceful DeitiesLe Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]Limelight LP
unknownFinal Relaxation [excerpt, dubbed over "Peaceful Deities"]Final RelaxationIpecoc
Oxomaxomaunknown [dubbed over "Final Relaxation"]Live at M.A.M.unknown
Current 93Ach Golgotha [excerpt]Nature UnveiledWorld Serpent
mic break [Dr. Zomb]
David LynchIn Heaven [from Soundtrack to "Eraser Head"7" singleSacred Bones

 Tune in this Monday evening (Oct. 29) from 8:00 pm until 12 midnight for an extended installment of "A Different Nature", as the collective brings you their annual Dia de los Muertos show. ADN founding host Richard Francis was heavily into celebrating Dia de los Muertos during the last years of his life, so now, every year around this time we pay homage to Richard and others who have passed, with a musical tribute. As usual, expect the unexpected. Dr. Zomb and friends will bring experimental and electronic music related to the theme [and some perhaps unrelated...] plus ritual music of funeral lamentations, ancestor worship, and the afterlife from many different cultures.

A Different Nature playlist for 10/17/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
10/17/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Luba RaushiekEnterpriseChi JazzErect
Von FreemanBlues for BillieThe ImprovisorPremonition Records
Gregoire MaretThe Man I LoveLivefrom the internet
Chico FreemanExcerptsBeyond the RainContemporary
Ray AndersonGoing to Maxwell StreetSweet Chicago SuiteIntuition
Art Ensemble of ChicagoCharlie MFull ForceECM
Dee AlexanderMy Baby Just Cares For MEUnpluggeddeealexander.com
Oscar Brown Jr.One For My Baby and one More For the RoadTells It Like It Is!Columbia
Patricia BarberInvitationNightclubBlue Note
Kurt EllingTime of the SeasonThe MessangerBlue Note
Jason AdasiewiczWarm ValleySun RoomsDelmark
Kahil El'Zabar, Ritual TrioSave Your Love For Merenaissance of the resistanceDelmark
Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action TrioCut to FitDesign in TimeDelmark
Malachi ThompsonCJ'c Blues47th StreetDelmark

A Different Nature playlist for 10/15/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
10/15/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
TuxedomoonConquestDevineOperation Twilight
Un Drame Musical InstaneLeon/Le Couple IdealSous Les MersGrrr
Prof. RichmannEisSucculent Blue SwayDorobo
Fred FrithJigsawThe Technology of TearsSST
Philip BesombesCeci est CelaCeci est CelaMio
Bob Downes Open MusicTunnels ElectronicEpisodes at 4 amParadigm Disc
Psychic TVDawnMouth of the NightTemple
Lars AkerlundRivers of MercuryRivers of Mercury/Via StyxFirework Editions
TuxedomoonGrand HotelDevineOperation Twilight
Warner JepsonTotentanzTotentanz and other Electronic WorksMelon Expander
Un Drame Musical InstaneZob SessionsSous les MersGrrr
Henk BadingsEvolutionenPopular ElectronicsBasta

Tonight we listened to music composed for dance and choreography..

A Different Nature playlist for 10/01/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
10/01/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han BenninkTitan MoonThe topography of the LungsIncus
Spontaneous Music EnsembleForty Minutes (Part 1)Eighty-Five MinutesEmanem
Spontaneous Music EnsembleForty Minutes (Part 2)Eighty-Five MinutesEmanem
Spontaneous Music EnsembleThirty-Five Minutes (Part 1)Eighty-Five MinutesEmanem
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han BenninkFor Peter B and Peter KThe topography of the LungsIncus
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han BenninkFixed ElsewhereThe topography of the LungsIncus
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han BenninkDog MeatThe topography of the LungsIncus

A Different Nature playlist for 09/24/2012

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
09/24/2012

On this evening's four hour CAGE CENTENARY finale, members of the 'Different Nature' Collective gathered in the KBOO studios and employed Cagean chance  methods in "composing" a four-hour collage.

More than 60 recordings (CDs & LPs) of Cage's music were divided into four random piles: one pile four each of the four suites: spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. Actually, this operation was only semi-random, as it was decided that because phonograph records are played with a diamond stylus, that diamonds would be their suit. The CDs were equally divided among the three remaining suits. We began by drawing a card from the deck. A corresponding recording was selected based on the draw. For example, if the 8 of hearts were drawn, the 8th CD in the 'hearts' pile would picked, and so on.  

Dice rolls then determined which track would be played.  As the selection process continued, we gradually overdubbed additional Cage compositions.  Two turntables and three CD players were utilized, so up to five pieces could be heard, superimposed, throughout the four-hour work.  Dice also determined how long certain tracks would be played. We didn't allow the longest compositions to play all the way through, thus creating more variety in the "composition".

 When jokers were drawn, we agreed that random portions of last week's ADN, hosted by dj What the!@#%*!  would be played.  Dj What the!@#%*!  has championed the music of John Cage here at KBOO for many years. Here again, dice determined how long these excerpts would be played.

We hope that you enjoy this listening experience as much as we enjoyed making it happen. And we hope that Mr. Cage would have approved...  What do you think?

A Different Nature playlist for 09/10/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
09/10/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
John Cage and David TudorIndeterminacyIndeterminacyFolkways
John CageEmpty Words Part IIIEmpty Wordswww.youtube.com

A Different Nature playlist for 09/03/2012

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
09/03/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
ENO [English National Opera]Cage: Musicircus 2012unreleasedunreleased
John CageFontana MixElectronic Music V/A LPTurnabout
John CageRozart MixAnthology of Noise & Electronic Music, vol. 1Sub Rosa
John Cage/Peter GreenawayWilliams MixOHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music: 1948-1980Ellipsis Arts
Gordon Mumma & David TudorCage: Solos for Voice IIExtended Voices V/A LPOdyssey
John Cage/Andrew HoschPrepared Piano Collageunreleasedunreleased
John Cage/Kenneth PatchenThe City Wears a Slouch HatThe City Wears a Slouch Hatorgan of Corti
John CageBird CageBird CageEMF [Electronic Music Foundation]
John CageCredo in U.S. (excerpt) (live 1980s (?) performance)Credo in U.S. [7" vinyl]Dolor del Estamago
Boris BermanCage: PrimitiveMusic for Prepared Piano, vol. 2Naxos

John Cage (1912-1992) was born on September 5, 1912.   Cage was, perhaps, the greatest music radical of the 20th century. He composed using chance procedures. His music honored silence along with sound. He made no distinction between traditional musical sounds and what some call noise. He embraced, rather than escaped from, messy urban life as well as anarchic nature. He was controversial, to say the least, but his influence has been, and continues to be, extraordinary. No one in the last century did more to change the way much of the world now thinks about, makes and consumes art.  In celebration the Cage centenary, A Different Nature will present Cage-related programming throughout the month of September.  This first program on September 3rd will be an extended 3-hour show (8-11 pm) with Dr. Zomb and Andy Hosch co-hosting.   Then tune in on the 10th and the 17th at the show's regular time (8-10 pm). Hosts: Alejandro Ceballos (10th) and DJ What the.....!? (17th).  And on Monday, September 24, we'll present a four-hour finale (7-11 pm) with lots of us mixing Cage's music live in the air room, with track selection and order of play determined by Cagean chance operations.

 

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 08/13/2012

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/13/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Pauline OliverosAlien Bog: excerpt [18:00]Alien Bog/Beautiful SoopPogus Productionswww.paulineoliveros.us
mic break
Maggi PayneCrystal [9:58]CrystalLovely Music, Ltd.www.maggipayne.com
Joelle LéandreHommage À John Cage [4:14]The Wonderful Widow Of Eighteen Springs...Auvidis Montaignewww.joelle-leandre.com
mic break
James TenneyPhases (for Edgar Varese) [12:25]Selected Works 1961-1969New World Recordskalvos.org
Morton SubotnickUntil Spring (side one) [15:04]Volume 2: Electronic WorksMode Recordswww.mortonsubotnick.com
mic break
Chris BrownPahoehoe, parts 1 & 2 [13:38]LavaTzadikwww.mills.edu
mic break
Annie GosfieldMentryville [4:58]Lost Signals & Drifting SatellitesTzadikwww.anniegosfield.com
Terry RileyAnthem Of The Great Spirit: Half Wolf Dances Mad In Moonlight [8:17]Salome Dances For Peace (Kronos Quartet) [Disc 1]Nonesuchterryriley.net
Lou HarrisonSong Of Quetzalcoatl (William Winant Percussion Group) [6:36]Drums Along The PacificNew Albionwww.otherminds.org
mic break
Miya Masaoka24,000 Years Is Forever [14:48]Masaoka Orchestra: What Is The Difference Between Stripping And Playing The Violin?Les Disques VICTOwww.miyamasaoka.com
Pauline Oliveros & Miya MasaokaAfternoon - Hirusugi [4:01]Accordion KotoDeep Listeningdeeplistening.org

Mills College - Incubator of New Music: The common thread linking the composers on tonight's edition of "A Different Nature" is Mills College in Oakland, California. For more than 80 years, Mills has been at the forefront of contemporary music, dramatically and consistently expanding the frontiers of sound and theory. Among the ranks of those who have taught at Mills are such luminaries of 20th century music as Luciano Berio, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Iannis Xenakis. This evening we will hear music from Mills-associated composers including  Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, Joelle Léandre, Miya Masaoka, Gordon Mumma, Maggi Payne, and James Tenney --much of it in an electronic or electroacoustic vein. host: Andy Hosch.

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