A Different Nature on 08/22/11
Monday, August 22, 2011: A Different Nature presents a special three-hour tribute to Pandit Pran Nath and the American Kirana lineage: music inspired and influenced by Pran Nath and his disciples Terry Riley & La Monte Young. Tonight's host Daniel will be joined in studio by Michael Stirling, himself a disciple of Pandit Pran Nath, and a student of Terry Riley.
Mr. Stirling will discuss Pran Nath and his legacy, and during the third hour of the program, will offer a raga of the late evening accompanied by Aran Adams on tabla. Mr. Stirling will also introduce the other composer/performers, most of whom are raga students of his.
Works to be performed include: John Berendzen: "Air Objects part 2"; Matthew Carlson: “Untitled” (live in studio); Derek Ecklund: “Planetary Keyboard”; Scott Goodwin: “Referent”. Most (if not all) of the composers will be joining us in the KBOO studio to provide some background on their work.
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/. For more on Michael Stirling, go to -- http://stirlingraga.com/.