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
A Different Nature presentsThe West Coast School is Still Open.
Part One: An OverviewDaniel 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!
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.
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)
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.
- Title: Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents
- Length: 37:10 minutes (187.57 MB)
- Format: RIFF Mono 44kHz 705Kbps (CBR)
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.
- Title: Edward Ka-spel interview
- Length: 23:31 minutes (21.53 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
String Quartet No. 1 (1951)
String Quartet No. 2 (1959) (which earned him his first of two pulitzers. The 2nd one was in 1971 for String Quartet No 3). -- both performed here by the Arditti String Quartet
The Banshee (1925) / The Tides of Manaunaun (1917) / Anger Dance (1914) / The Hero Sun (1922) -- all performed by COWELL himself.
Aeolian Harp (1923) -- performed by Beata Pincetic
Dynamic Motion (1916) - performed by Henry Cowell
Suite for Violin & American Gamelan -- performed by David Abel, violin, American Gamelan (instruments made by Harrison and his life partner William Colvig) conducted by John Bergamo
closing w/one more from Henry Cowell -- Tiger (1930) inspired by William Blake's poem
|Lou Harrison/Gamelan Si Betty||Gending Alexander||Lou Harrison: Gamelan Music||MusicMakers|
|Pauline Oliveros/Berkeley Gamelan Ensemble||Lion's Eye for Gamelan||Lion's Eye/Lion's Tale||Deep Listening|
|Aloysius Suwardi [Pak-Ael]||Sindhen Kewek||Gamelan of Java, Vol. 2: Contemporary Composers||Lyrichord|
|interview: Pak-Ael & Mindy Johnston|
|Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan||Ldr. Babyar Layar (Sailing)||Live with Peni Candra Rini [11/12/2011 at Lewis & Clark College, Portland]||unreleased|
|interview, part 2|
|Gamelan Pacifica||Rain||Trance Gong||What Next?/Nonsequitir|
|K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat/Gamelan Sekar Tunjung||Gending Corobalen||Music of K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat||CMP|
|Harry Roseli||Asmat Dream||Asmat Dream: New Music Indonesia, Vol. 2 (Sunda)||Lyrichord|
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
|Pierre Henry||Breath||Le Voyage||Limelight|
|Bitter Funeral Beer||Bitter Funeral Beer||ECM|
|Pierre Henry||Transformation||Le Livre de Morts Egyptien||Mantra|
|Psychic TV||23 Tibetan Human Thigh Bones||Themes, Part 1||Cleopatra|
|James Wood||Village Burial with Fire||Spirit Festival with Lamentations||Mode|
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.
|Pierre Henry||Breath||Le Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]||Limelight LP|
|intro [Dr. Zomb]|
|Bengt berger||Bitter Funeral Beer||Bitter Funeral Beer||ECM|
|mic break [Andy]|
|Pierre Henry||Transformation||Le Livre des Morts Egyptien||Mantra|
|Psychic TV||23 Tibetan Human Thigh bones||Themes Part 1||Cleopatra|
|James Wood||Village Burial with Fire||Spirit Festival with Lamentation||Mode|
|Culto sin Nombre||La Tumba de Edgar Poe||Fracturas internas||Solo Art|
|mic break [Alejandro]|
|Dion McGregor||Dead to the World||The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor||Torpor Vigil|
|Andrew Liles||Where the Long Shadows Fall||Where the Long Shadows Fall [CD single]||Dirter|
|Lieutenant Caramel||Le Morte du Cerf||Le Boite de Pandore/Carnet de Chasse||Acteon|
|Trembling Strain||Funeral March||Anthem to Raise the Dead||Belle Antique|
|Fosa Comun||Abortion [excerpt, dubbed over "Funeral March"]||Fosa Comun||Gente de Mexico|
|mic break [Rolf]|
|John Coltrane||Living Space||Infinity||Impulse|
|Max Roach/M'Boom||Ghost Dance, part II||To the Max!||Bluemoon|
|David S. Ware||Bardo||Onecept||Aum Fidelity|
|mic break [Andy]|
|Sun Ra||Hiroshima||Stars That Shine Darkly/Hiroshima||Saturn|
|mic break [Dr. Zomb]|
|Daniel Johnston||My Baby Cares for the Dead||Don't Die On Me Baby [box set]||Munster|
|Rodd Keith||I Died Today||I Died Today||Tzadik|
|Pierre Henry||After Death 1||Le Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]||Limelight LP|
|Lee Hazelwood||We All Make the Flowers Grow||Drink in my Heart||Killed by Lee [bootleg]|
|Manuel Enriquez||Conjuro||Manuel Enriquez||INBA-SACM LP|
|Nazca||La Morgue [dubbed over "Conjuro"]||Nazca En Vivo||Naja|
|Jorge Reyes||Nadie se Libre Tamohuanchan||Comala||Producciones Exilio|
|Juan José Arreola||Epitafio [dubbed over "Nadie se Libre Tamohuanchan"]||Primera Reedicion||U.N.A.M.|
|mic break [Alejandro]|
|The Gray Field Recordings [R. Loftis]||A Descent||Nature Desires Nature||Reverb Worship|
|Arrowwood||Funeral Lullaby||Arrowwood/Novemthree||Little Somebody|
|Sarada||The Darkest Path||VA - Hand/Eye||Hand/Eye|
|Grow Tongue||Prayer for the Dead||Ditch Mix, Volume Two||self-released|
|Phaedra||Death Will Come||The Sea||Rune Grammofon|
|Jeff Fuccillo||Death||Disturbed Strings||Roratorio|
|mic break [Rolf, Andy]|
|Koo Nimo & the Kumasi Ensemble AdadamAgofomma [Ghana]||Flor Blanca||VA - Dancing With the Dead||Ellipsis Arts...|
|Antanosy & Mahafy people [Madagascar]||Kalokalo||VA - Dancing With the Dead||Ellipsis Arts...|
|Gabriel Souza Carvalho [Brazil, Candomblé]||Amura Sebina||VA - Dancing With the Dead||Ellipsis Arts...|
|Los Munequitos de Mantansas [Cuba, Santeria]||Agayu||Ito Iban Echu||Qbadisc|
|unknown [Haiti, Vodou]||Gue de Baron Samedi||Spirits of Life: Haitian Vodou||Soul Jazz|
|mic break [Andy, Dr. Zomb]|
|Criswell||Someone Walked Over My Grave||Someone Walked Over My Grave [7" single]||Dionysus|
|International Harvester||I Mourn You||Sov Gott Rose-Marie||Silence|
|Pierre Henry||Peaceful Deities||Le Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]||Limelight LP|
|unknown||Final Relaxation [excerpt, dubbed over "Peaceful Deities"]||Final Relaxation||Ipecoc|
|Oxomaxoma||unknown [dubbed over "Final Relaxation"]||Live at M.A.M.||unknown|
|Current 93||Ach Golgotha [excerpt]||Nature Unveiled||World Serpent|
|mic break [Dr. Zomb]|
|David Lynch||In Heaven [from Soundtrack to "Eraser Head"||7" single||Sacred 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.
|Luba Raushiek||Enterprise||Chi Jazz||Erect|
|Von Freeman||Blues for Billie||The Improvisor||Premonition Records|
|Gregoire Maret||The Man I Love||Live||from the internet|
|Chico Freeman||Excerpts||Beyond the Rain||Contemporary|
|Ray Anderson||Going to Maxwell Street||Sweet Chicago Suite||Intuition|
|Art Ensemble of Chicago||Charlie M||Full Force||ECM|
|Dee Alexander||My Baby Just Cares For ME||Unplugged||deealexander.com|
|Oscar Brown Jr.||One For My Baby and one More For the Road||Tells It Like It Is!||Columbia|
|Patricia Barber||Invitation||Nightclub||Blue Note|
|Kurt Elling||Time of the Season||The Messanger||Blue Note|
|Jason Adasiewicz||Warm Valley||Sun Rooms||Delmark|
|Kahil El'Zabar, Ritual Trio||Save Your Love For Me||renaissance of the resistance||Delmark|
|Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action Trio||Cut to Fit||Design in Time||Delmark|
|Malachi Thompson||CJ'c Blues||47th Street||Delmark|
|Un Drame Musical Instane||Leon/Le Couple Ideal||Sous Les Mers||Grrr|
|Prof. Richmann||Eis||Succulent Blue Sway||Dorobo|
|Fred Frith||Jigsaw||The Technology of Tears||SST|
|Philip Besombes||Ceci est Cela||Ceci est Cela||Mio|
|Bob Downes Open Music||Tunnels Electronic||Episodes at 4 am||Paradigm Disc|
|Psychic TV||Dawn||Mouth of the Night||Temple|
|Lars Akerlund||Rivers of Mercury||Rivers of Mercury/Via Styx||Firework Editions|
|Tuxedomoon||Grand Hotel||Devine||Operation Twilight|
|Warner Jepson||Totentanz||Totentanz and other Electronic Works||Melon Expander|
|Un Drame Musical Instane||Zob Sessions||Sous les Mers||Grrr|
|Henk Badings||Evolutionen||Popular Electronics||Basta|
Tonight we listened to music composed for dance and choreography..
|Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink||Titan Moon||The topography of the Lungs||Incus|
|Spontaneous Music Ensemble||Forty Minutes (Part 1)||Eighty-Five Minutes||Emanem|
|Spontaneous Music Ensemble||Forty Minutes (Part 2)||Eighty-Five Minutes||Emanem|
|Spontaneous Music Ensemble||Thirty-Five Minutes (Part 1)||Eighty-Five Minutes||Emanem|
|Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink||For Peter B and Peter K||The topography of the Lungs||Incus|
|Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink||Fixed Elsewhere||The topography of the Lungs||Incus|
|Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink||Dog Meat||The topography of the Lungs||Incus|
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?
|ENO [English National Opera]||Cage: Musicircus 2012||unreleased||unreleased|
|John Cage||Fontana Mix||Electronic Music V/A LP||Turnabout|
|John Cage||Rozart Mix||Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music, vol. 1||Sub Rosa|
|John Cage/Peter Greenaway||Williams Mix||OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music: 1948-1980||Ellipsis Arts|
|Gordon Mumma & David Tudor||Cage: Solos for Voice II||Extended Voices V/A LP||Odyssey|
|John Cage/Andrew Hosch||Prepared Piano Collage||unreleased||unreleased|
|John Cage/Kenneth Patchen||The City Wears a Slouch Hat||The City Wears a Slouch Hat||organ of Corti|
|John Cage||Bird Cage||Bird Cage||EMF [Electronic Music Foundation]|
|John Cage||Credo in U.S. (excerpt) (live 1980s (?) performance)||Credo in U.S. [7" vinyl]||Dolor del Estamago|
|Boris Berman||Cage: Primitive||Music for Prepared Piano, vol. 2||Naxos|
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.