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 02/20/12

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Mon, 02/20/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Oramics

Tonight we explore the music of one of the unsung heros of electronic music, British composer Daphne Oram. She worked at the BBC in the late 1950s where she co-founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and became its first Studio Manager. A year later she resigned from the workshop, being unhappy with BBC's music department's lack of interest in the more experimental music that was beginning to be created in Europe and abroad. Instead she designed her own  Oramics Studios for Electronic Composition, and produced a far wider range of music than the Radiophonic Workshop.

A Different Nature on 02/06/12

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Mon, 02/06/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of Steve Reich

This week "A Different Nature" will explore the music of minimalist pioneer Steve Reich. host: Andy Hosch

A Different Nature on 01/30/12

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Mon, 01/30/2012 - 8:00pm - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 12:00am
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Mexican Electronic Music
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Monday January 30th on A Different Nature we'll have a 4 hour special of Mexican Electronic Music from the 1970's to the 1980's.

 

Pioneer bands, such as Aristeo, Via Láctea, Masos, Arturo Meza, Krol Voldarpet Knact Didäctico, Oxomaxoma, Carlos Beltran, and others.

 

We hope you can join and enjoy these rare recordings of historic caliber, being mostly of these of inedit character.

With many thanks to Archie Patterson and Arturo Castillo for providing great part of the music for this broadcast, as well as to Tony Coulter.

 

A Different Nature on 01/23/12

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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Early Electronic Music from Creel Pone and Matsuo Ohno

Tonight on A Different Nature, we look at some early Electronic, Electroacoustic and Musique Concrète from the likes of Vladimir Ussachevsky, Daphne Oram, Frederick Charles Judd, Henri Chopin and more, by way of the wonderful Creelpolation compilation of 7" records put out in 2006 by the essential collector imprint Creel Pone.

A Different Nature on 01/16/12

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Mon, 01/16/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dr. Zomb features Chris Watson tonight

This week's show is hosted by Dr. Zomb, filling in at the last moment for a snowbound Rich L. I'll be featuring the recordings of Chris Watson, founding member of both Cabaret Voltaire and the Hafler Trio and now an accomplished sound recordist. He has taken the practice of making field recordings in interesting and exotic locales to new heights. Featured will be selections from his most recent release, "El Tren Fantasmo" as well as previous solo and collaborative cds.

A Different Nature on 12/19/11

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Mon, 12/19/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Winter Solstice program: sounds from the frigid climes

As we near the winter solstice, A Different Nature will feature music and sounds of the frigid climes.  Andy will play selections from Alaskan composer John Luther Adams, Norwegian ice-musician Terje Isungset, the lonely sounds of solo Icelandic flute, Inuit singing, Sami joik, natural sound recordings from the Antarctic, and more...

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..   .  

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THOLLEM MCDONAS: Live on the KBOO piano!

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Mon, 07/20/2015
A Different Nature presents 
The West Coast School is Still Open.
Part One: An Overview
 
Daniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.
Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL, considered to be "the father of West Coast experimentalism" and who taught many others (including John Cage) to throw aside convention in composition in music, as well as LOU HARRISON, HARRY PARTCH, JOHN CAGE, PAULINE OLIVEROS, TERRY RILEY, this series will also look at the continuing tradition in succeeding generations of avant-garde and experimentalists from the American West Coast; (Amy Denio, Thollem McDonas, Henry Kaiser, Mike Lastra, and many more will be explored)

ALSO: A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM!
Tonight's show concludes with a 36 minute pianistic exploration/performance by the redoubtable THOLLEM MCDONAS, LIVE on the KBOO piano!

THOLLEM MCDONAS performs live on KBOO's A Different Nature

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A Different Nature presents 
The West Coast School never closed.
Part One: An Overview
 
Daniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.
Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL, considered to be "the father of West Coast experimentalism" and who taught many others (including John Cage) to throw aside convention in composition in music, as well as LOU HARRISON, HARRY PARTCH, JOHN CAGE, PAULINE OLIVEROS, TERRY RILEY, this series will also look at the continuing tradition in succeeding generations of avant-garde and experimentalists from the American West Coast (Amy Denio, Thollem McDonas, Henry Kaiser, Mike Lastra, and many more will be explored).

ALSO: A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM!
Tonight's show concludes with a 36 minute pianistic exploration by the one and only THOLLEM MCDONAS, LIVE on the KBOO piano!
 

THOLLEM MCDONAS performs live on A Different Nature

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/20/2015
A Different Nature presents 
The West Coast School --Then and Now.
Part One: An Overview
 
Daniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.
Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL, considered to be "the father of West Coast experimentalism" and who taught many others (including John Cage) to throw aside convention in composition in music, as well as LOU HARRISON, HARRY PARTCH, JOHN CAGE, PAULINE OLIVEROS, TERRY RILEY, this series will also look at the continuing tradition in succeeding generations of avant-garde and experimentalists from the American West Coast (Amy Denio, Thollem McDonas, Henry Kaiser, Mike Lastra, and many more will be explored).

ALSO: A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM!
Tonight's show concludes with a 36 minute pianistic exploration by the one and only THOLLEM MCDONAS, LIVE on the KBOO piano!
 


Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic

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Mon, 01/12/2015
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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.

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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.

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A Different Nature playlist for 04/08/2013

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04/08/2013

This week's host Dr. Zomb was joined in the air room by Mitchell Brown (aka Professor Cantaloupe) of Melon Expander Records, a label of experimental music.  Based in L.A., he runs the label, creates his own music and does two different radio shows himself on KXLU 88.9 FM, "The Kids are Allright" 6-7 pm and "Glossolalia" 10-11 pm on Wed. nights. He also is on Dublab international radio. Contact him at https://cantaloupe@dublab.com.  Mitchell played selections from past and upcoming releases on the label including some of his own work.  Thanks to local musician Tim Alexander for facilitating this visit!

 

warner jepson    bugs at large

stan gibb    give me peace at any price

dinosaurs with horns    disco aristo sarcophagus

joseph hammer    untitled #1 from dynasty suites

swan trove    from happy land of rest

points of friction    afterlife dna fingerpainting

mitchell brown    magnetic celadonia

brown sun farmers    powerline blues

sana shenai    untitled

moon traffic controllers    moon prom

mitchell brown    muddy romance

mitchell brown    maghemites

brain sucking peanunanners     the art gallery horse show

A Different Nature playlist for 03/25/2013

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John Cale & Terry RileyChurch of AnthraxChurch of AnthraxColumbia LP [1971]
John Cale & Terry RileyThe Hall of Mirrors in the Palace at VersaillesChurch of AnthraxColumbia LP [1971]
Karlheinz StockhausenCeylonCeylon/Bird of PassageChrysalis LP [1976]
Roger Meyersafter "The Pond" (Charles Ives)Roger Meyers/Ruth AndersonOpus One LP [1979]
Randall McClellanDistant VoicesMcClellan/ChadabeOpus One LP [1974]
Joel ChadabeCarnivalRhythmsLovely Music LP [1981]
Roger MeyersSilver ScreenRoger Meyers/Ruth AndersonOpus One LP [1979]
Karlheinz StockhausenBird of PassageCeylon/Bird of PassageChrysalis LP [1976]
Ruth AndersonI Come Out of Your SleepRoger Meyers/Ruth AndersonOpus One LP [1979]

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. 

A Different Nature playlist for 03/04/2013

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03/04/2013
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Jonathan HarveyMortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (excerpt)VA - Musicworks 87Musicworks
Stefan GoldmannPart II: Le Sacrifice: Dance SacraleIgor Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps - Stefan Goldmann EditMacro Recordings
MMM discussion part 1
Esa-Pekka SalonenYTA IIISalonen: YTAFinlandia
Witold LutoslawskiString Quartet-Main Movement (excerpt)LaSalle Quartet: String QuartetsDeutsche Grammophon
MMM discussion part 2
Shostakovich (Emerson String Quartet)Quartet #8 In C Minor, Op. 110 - 2. Allegro MoltoShostakovich: The Complete String QuartetsDeutsche Grammophon
Shostakovich (Emerson String Quartet)Quartet #8 In C Minor, Op. 110 - 3. AllegrettoShostakovich: The Complete String QuartetsDeutsche Grammophon
Osvaldo GolijovTenebrae - Part 2 (Kronos Quartet)Golijov: Oceana, Tenebrae, 3 SongsDeutsche Grammophon
Tessa Brinckman & Mitsuki DazaiJack Gabel: Through A Gentle RainGlass SkyNorth Pacific Music
MMM discussion part 3
Venerable Showers of Beauty GamelanLou Harrison: Threnody for Carlos Chavez30th Anniversary Concert, 2010unreleased
Wynton MarsalisTango, Waltz, RagtimeThe Fiddler's Tale SuiteSony Classical
MMM discussion part 4
CPOP [Contemporary Portland Orchestra Project]Justin Ralls: When Strange Birds Passing Meet-----------unreleased
MMM discussion part 5
Luciano BerioO KingBerio: SinfoniaErato
MMM wrap-up
Jonathan HarveyMortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (excerpt)VA - Musicworks 87Musicworks

March Music Moderne founder & organizer, composer Bob Priest joined Andy and Daniel for an overview of this month's events. March Music Moderne features 32 concerts and events, happening at 18 venues over the course of 17 days. It all gets started this Thursday, March 7th with "Ears Wide Open".  Info at: marchmusicmoderne.org

A Different Nature playlist for 02/25/2013

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Juan Piñera / Edesio AlejandroTres de DosMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoTrotesCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoCanción EquinaCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoSueñosCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoAmanecerCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoLa DomaCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoNostalgiaCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoLa FugaCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoLa ManadaCaballosAreito
Juan BlancoCircus TocattaMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Julio RoloffHalleyMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoRitualMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Juan BlancoTañidosMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Juan BlancoEspacios IIMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito

A Different Nature playlist for 02/11/2013

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02/11/2013

Honoring LAWRENCE D. "BUTCH" MORRIS

February 10, 1947 - January 29, 2013

Tonight on A Different Nature, we salute Butch Morris, the originator of Conduction : a type of structured free improvisation wherein the conductor directs and conducts an improvising ensemble with a series of hand and baton gestures. Morris' conductions have received generally positive reviews, and are considered very unique, not quite fitting into any one musical genre. As critic Thom Jurek has written, "There are no records like Butch Morris' conduction sides, nor could there be, though he wishes there were." and Ed Hazell writes, "At his best, Morris can shake players out of their old habits, or place a microscope on one aspect of a musician's artistry and build an orchestral fantasia around it."

Butch Morris died of lung cancer on January 29, 2013. Yesterday (Feb 10) was his birthday. He would have turned 66. Tonight's host was daniel, with help from Wayne Horvitz and Andy Hosch. Here is his obit from The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/feb/04/butch-morris

TONIGHT'S PLAYLIST:

-Here Comes The Man -- NuBlu Orchestra, conducted by Butch Morris  (Nublu Records, 2007)  Note: The Nublu Orchestra encompasses the ideal of the club that bore Brazilian Girls, Norah Jones, Kudu, Wax Poetic, and so many others. It encapsulates the venue's ability to nurture bands of professional players joining to make music that is all at once edgy, catchy, and danceable. Butch Morris guides the orchestra of Nublu residents - Kenny Wollesen (Tom Waits), Eddie Henderson (Herbie Hancock), Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), and Sylvia Gordon (Kudu) - through a series of musical flavors that touch on jazz, pop, noise and dance floor jams.                            

-(excerpt from) The Rites -- Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - (2004, featuring Pete Cosey- guitar, Melvin Gibbs- bass, Vijay Iyer- piano, Okkyung Lee- cello) 

-IF ONLY -- Butch Morris, cornet/Wayne Horvitz, piano/Bobby Previte, percussion, from 9 below 0 (Sound Aspects, 1986)

-(excerpt from) PSALM -- Morris, cornet/Horvitz, piano/Wm. Parker, bass, from Some Order, Long Understood  (Black Saint, 1982)

-AFTER ALL THESE YEARS -- Morris/Horvitz/Previte  (from 9 below 0)

-Sketches of NYC -- NuBlu Orchestra

-Conduction #180 (Italy, 2008)

-Conduction #192 (Italy, 2010)  --we played most of this amazing piece, 3 out of 4 parts of a work entitled "The Holy Ghost and The Infinite Spirit of Albert Ayler" Conduction® No. 192 “Possible Universe” by Butch Morris. He had an all-star cast on hand-- essentially a double orchestra, placed on the stage in stereo, with one of each instrument to each side. The only musician without a double was Alan Silva on synthesizer. The guitarists Jean Paul Bourelly and On ka’a Davis were on either side of Silva with Chad Taylor and Hamid Drake on percussion to the outsides of the guitarists. Silvia Bolognesi played bass on Hamid’s side, and Harrison Bankhead was near Chad. The horns on the Taylor/Bankhead side were Meg Montgomery (trumpet), Greg Ward (alto sax), David Murray (tenor sax & bass clarinet) and Tony Cattano (trombone). On the Drake/Bolognesi side, they were matched by Riccardo Pittau, Pasquale Innarella, Evan Parker and Joe Bowie.

Then we played an interview with an Italian television journalista, with an interpreter, until finally Morris just demonstates with his rehearsal singers -- an all vocal ensemble (!).

We closed with a performance of Conduction #5 from WNYC's Americathon 1987 Festival, featuring Jason Kao Hwang- violin, Bill Horvitz - guitar electronics, Wayne Horvitz - piano electronics, Carol Emmanuel- harp, Zeena Parkins- harp, Wilber Morris- bass, Tom Cora- cello, and a Philly group called Relache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 01/28/2013

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01/28/2013
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Richard Pinhas & MerzbowRhizome 4RhizomesCuneiform
Richard Pinhas & MerzbowShibuya AKSKeio Line PlusDirter
Richard Pinhas & MerzbowParis ThreeParis 2008Cuneiform
Richard Pinhas & MerzbowMerzbow/Helldon Kills Animals KillersKeio Line PlusDirter
Nurse With Wound/Graham BowersPart 1RuptureDirter
Nurse With Wound/Blind Cave Salamanderside 2CabbalismDirter
Nurse With Wound/Graham BowersPart 4RuptureDirter
Sunn O))) meets Nurse With WoundDysinstaxisThe Iron Soul of NothingIdeologic Organ

The first half of the show we listened to some collaborations between Merzbow and Richard Pinhas, and then later on we heard from several recent collaborations that Nurse With Wound has done with different artists.

A Different Nature playlist for 01/14/2013

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AgogMagnetic Phenomena of All KindsMagnetic Phenomena of All Kind
Magnetic Phenomena of All KindMagnetic Phenomena of All Kind

He was a founding member of the surreal soundscape group Points of Friction (1981-present), recorded and released solo sound work as Agog, and took part in many many collaborations over the past 30 years.


He leaves behind a great legacy of friendships and large amounts of recorded sound art and truly unique visual art, speaking of the 6000+ photos he took recently of various naturally eroded materials while hiking, strange arrangements of objects and other various abstractions, as he always had the exquisite skill of channelling the fascinating and odd through any number of mediums. Whether it was with mud, paint and found objects, scissors, magazines, trash and glue, hallucinogenic photo manipulations on a computer, or an amplified birdcage tickled with a gigantic comb, Damian was endlessly enthralled by creating. He was a collector of junk materials and built his own instruments and sculptures.

The music of Agog was homemade musique concrete - amazing tape collages. It was really outstanding work that stood above a lot of what was coming out of the cassette culture at that time. Damian's work was superbly recorded and edited, and lovingly packaged. His own cassettes reached fewer and fewer people over the years as his packaging grew more and more elaborate.

Damian's music and art remains little heard and known for the most part.

(Edited texts by Eric Lanzillotta, Mitchell Brown, and Tim Alexander).

A Different Nature thanks Points of Friction members Mitchell Brown, and Tim Alexander for this humble but sincere homage to Damian Bisciglia's creativity.

A Different Nature playlist for 12/31/2012

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Victoria JordanovaRequiem for Bosnia, part 1: RequiemRequiem Requiem for BosniaCRI eXchange
Victoria JordanovaRequiem for Bosnia, part 2: RecallRequiem for BosniaCRI eXchange
Victoria JordanovaRequiem for Bosnia, part 3, Broken Piano IIRequiem for BosniaCRI eXchange
Penderecki/Van de VateThrenody for the Victims of Hiroshima/Chernobylmixed by A.Hoschunreleased
Tod DockstaderApocalypse, Part OneApocalypseStarkland
Tod DockstaderApocalypse, Part TwoApocalypseStarkland
Tod DockstaderApocalypse, Part ThreeApocalypseStarkland
Tod DockstaderApocalypse, Part FourApocalypseStarkland
Olivier MessiaenQuatour pour le fin du temps8 versions mixed by A.Hoschunreleased

END OF TIME.  Music of war, destruction and the apocalypse. Beneath the into was a collage which included a faux gospel tune from Hevy Gunz Industries, Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra, and Jurassic Soundscapes from Jean-Luc Herelle.

A Different Nature playlist for 12/03/2012

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12/03/2012
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Sophie Aguel/Lionel Marchetti/Jerome NoetingerEpilogueRouge Gris BruitPotlatch
Lionel MarchettiKnud un Nom de Serpent(Le Cercle des Entrailles)Knud un Nom de Serpent (le Cercle des Entrailles)Intransitive
Lionel MarchettiSirrusSirrusGround Fault
Lionel MarchettiJe Sens.. Je Demeure... Je Repose.. Du tron oui je Sommeille...Je Me TeinsMueMetamkine
Marchetti/Noetinger/Werchowskiimprovisation enregistree le 13 Novembre 1998 a Lilles/tCorpus Hermeticum

Tonight we listened to Lionel Marchetti, including his masterwork "Knud un Nom de Serpent (Le Cercle des Entrailles)."  Marchetti is a self-taught electro-acoustic/musique concrete composer who also performs live electronics with Jerome Noetinger and others.  

A Different Nature playlist for 11/26/2012

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11/26/2012
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NazcaDe Oir Me Duele la BocaNazcaNaja
NazcaSueno Tras La VentanaNazcaNaja
NazcaEl Viaje de los MuertosNazcaNaja
NazcaLladrotopogatoNazcaNaja
NazcaLa Rebelion de los ColgadosNazcaNaja
NazcaPaguro del Dia GrisNazcaNaja
NazcaEstacion de SombraEstacion de SombraNaja
NazcaTraoediaEstacion de SombraNaja
NazcaEspacios en TornoEstacion de SombraNaja
NazcaLa MorgueEstacion de SombraNaja
NazcaMangleEstacion de SombraNaja
NazcaDeshuesoEstacion de SombraNaja
NazcaEn la Cuerda FlojaEstacion de SombraNaja
NazcaIpecacuanaEstacion de SombraNaja
Culto Sin NombrePreludio y DanzaFracturas InternasSoloArt
Culto Sin NombreSintomas AdversosFracturas InternasSoloArt
Culto Sin NombreIntroduccion y Contrastes IIFracturas InternasSoloArt
Culto Sin NombreFracturas InternasFracturas InternasSoloArt
Culto Sin NombreEl EstanqueFracturas InternasSoloArt
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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

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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