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

Electro-acoustic sounds from Montréal's empreintes DIGITALes

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Music by Martin Bédard, Francis Dhomont, Wende Bartley, Jacques Tremblay, and Adrian Moore

Founded in 1990, empreintes DIGITALes is now considered the reference label in electroacoustics, acousmatics and musique concrète.

Arturo Meza: Los Cantos de Eloiel, Hanassmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat,

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Arturo Meza: Los Cantos de Eloiel (The Chants of Eloiel), Hannasmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat,

This Monday, on A Different Nature, we will be playing some unedited, never released recordings by Arturo Meza: prolific author of cult.
These hyper-rare eperimental recordings are from the late 1970's, and conform Meza's discography : Los Cantos de Eloiel (The Chants of Eloiel), Hannasmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat, Land of Slaves, and some pieces of Pulled Strings.

These titles are having their frst air time ever; they have never been aired before.
They are part of a research process, and KBOO is proud to have them available to the public for the first time 30 something years after their very much cassette only limited original release. 

"The Well-Tuned Radio" --A Different Nature presents LaMonte Young's "The Well-Tuned Piano"

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 8:00pm - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 1:00am
Short Description: 
KBOO presents LaMonte Young's complete "The Well-Tuned Piano"
"The Well-Tuned Radio" A DEEP LISTENING experiment--
8:00 PM til 1:00 AM
A DIFFERENT NATURE presents LaMonte Young's minimalist classic, THE WELL-TUNED PIANO--- KBOO invites YOU to participate in a DEEP LISTENING experience--THE WELL-TUNED PIANO

A Different Nature on 12/23/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/23/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 12/16/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra

Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra ranges in size from 18 to 54 instrumentalists. Large woodwind and percussion sections, augmented by brass and sometimes strings. Go: Organic Orchestra employs an original music notation and conducting system developed by Rudolph.   Free Jazz/World Music.  Go: Organic Orchestra.  Instruments from African, Latin-American, Middle-Eastern, and Asian musical traditions along side Western instruments fusing deep elements of free jazz and world music.   This week's host: Andy Hosch


Adam Rudolph bio

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME LOU

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
The Experimental Side of Lou Reed
TWO SIDES OF THE SAME LOU : The Experimental Sides of LOU REED

Dagmar Krause

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Join Virginia Furr for an exploration of the music of Dagmar Krause
Dagmar Krause is a German singer, mainly known for her work in the 1970s-80s with avant-rock groups Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, and Art Bears. More recently she has covered the music of Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weil, and Hanns Eisler.

Krause's distinctive voice has been called "Armegeddon style" and can be an acquired taste.  In a review of Henry Cow's 40th anniversary box set, critic John Kellman from All about Jazz wrote that "the kinds of intervallic leaps and harmonic sophistication required of a singer (in Henry Cow) make Krause and undervalued and underrated singer in this history of modern music".


A Different Nature: pianistic meditations (& eruptions)

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Pianistic meditations and eruptions

TONIGHT at 8 pm on A Different Nature:

a preview of the upcoming (every Jan) San Francisco Tape Music Festival 
and three very different nature explorations of The Piano:
~LaMonte Young's "the well-tuned piano"
~Steve Reich's "Piano Phase" 
~ Cecil Taylor's "Air Above Mountains"

hosted by daniel

Kuupuu, Lau Nau, Islaja and Hertta Lussu Assa

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hertta Lussu Assa (Kuupuu, Lau Nau, and Islaja)
     Tonight on A Different Nature: we go to Finland as we listen to the improvisational experimentalism of HERTTA LUSSU ASSA,  as well as material from solo projects from the three women who make up this group: KUUPUU (Jonna Karanka), LAU NAU (Laura Naukkarinen) and ISLAJA (Merja Kokkonen).  Whether solo or as a trio, Karanka, Naukkarinen and Kokkonen play music that falls somewhere between freeform freakfolk and improvised psychedelia, often utilizing a wide range of instruments and odd tunings, world music influences and more.  We'll hear from the two HERTTA LUSSU ASSA releases, as well as select tracks from the more extensive discographies of KUUPUU,  LAU NAU, and ISLAJA.     

Audio

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)
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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

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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program: 
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 05/09/2011

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05/09/2011

A call-in show, where we went out to the listeners for ideas for future shows..  Stuff played was either phone related or stuff we'd played in the last year or.. 

Anyway here's the playlist:

Laurie Anderson - NY Social Life - V/A LP - Arch
Scanner - The Spirit of Speech/Digital Andor/Delivery - Rawkus
Francis Dohmont - Frankenstein Symphony - Ashpodel
FM Einheit/Andreas Ammer - Action - Deutsche Kreiger - Invisible
Christian Marclay - Excerpt - Record Without A Cover -
Susan Stone - Couch (Problems, Problems) The Lab: 20 year Anniversary - The Lab
Phil Harmonic - Greatest Hits, Side B
Barry Adamson - It's Business As Usual - Oedipus, Schmoedipus -
Michel Philippot - Abience II
Francios Bayle - L'Oiseau Chanteur
Phil Harmonic -  - Greatest Hits - Lovely Little Records
Luc Ferrari - Head and Tail of the Dragon
Sho-San-Ke for Electronic
Moato Moroi - Sound of Traditional Japanese Instruments - Radio NHK
Pierre Schaeffer - Objets Lies

And we got some calls, and here were a few of the many ideas for future shows..


Cuong Vu(?)
John Cage
Sonic Youth SYR series
stuff using circuit bending
Disciples of Pandit Pran Prath (Terry Riley, LaMonte Young, Michael Stirling)
ESP Disk


 

 

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 05/02/2011

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05/02/2011

Final installment in a six-part series on the music of Butch Morris; host: Andy Hosch of Timbuktunes

1. "Istanbul" (9:25)  from David Murray Big Band conducted by Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (DIW, Japan, 1991); David Murray (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Hugh Ragin, Graham Haynes, Rasul Siddik, James Zollar (trumpets), Craig Harris, Frank Lacy, Al Patterson (trombones), Vincent Chaney (French horn), Bob Stewart (tuba), Kahlil Henry (flute, piccolo), John Purcell (alto sax), James Spaulding (alto sax, flute), Patience Higgins (tenor & soprano sax), Don Byron (baritone sax, clarinet), Sonelius Smith (piano), Fred Hopkins (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morrris (conductor).

2. "The Bartok Comprovisation" (7:11) from Butch Morris, Dust to Dust (New World, 1991); Vickey Bodner (English horn) Jean-Paul Bourelly (guitar), Brian Carrott (vibraphone), Andrew Cyrille (drums), J.A. Deane (trombone & electronics), Marty Ehrlich (clarinet); Janet Grice (bassoon), Wayne Horvitz (keyboards & electronics), Jason Hwang (violin), Myra Melford (piano), Zeena Parkins (harp), John Purcell (oboe), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morrris (conductor).

3. "Improvisation No. 2" (14:20)  (unreleased, 1990);  Butch Morris Trio: Butch Morris (cornet), Bill Horvitz (electric guitar), J.A. Deane (trombone & electronics).

4. "Preservation" (8:08) from Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris live at Jazz Festival Saalfelden, Austria (Nublu Records, 2010); Lawrence D. "Butch" Morrris (conductor), Ilhan Ersahin (tenor saxophone), Jonathon Haffner (alto saxophone), Graham Haynes (cornet), Fabio Morgera (trumpet), Liek Knuffke (trumpet), Thor Masden (guitar-left channel), Zeke Zima (guitar-right channel), Michael Kiaer (electric bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Mauro Refosco (percussion).

5. "Improvisation No. 1" (13:27)  (unreleased, 1990);  Butch Morris Trio: Butch Morris (cornet), Bill Horvitz (electric guitar), J.A. Deane (trombone & electronics).

6. "Food Chain Dialogue" (7:41) from Butch Morris, Dust to Dust (New World, 1991); see personnel above.

7. "Conduction no. 143/2, part 4" (13:41) (recorded at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 5 Nov/ 2004); Laboratorio Novamusica: Cecilia Vendrasco (flutes), Ilich Fenzi (trumpet), Umberto de Nigris
(trombone), Piergabriele Mancuso (viola), Carlo Carratelli (harpsichord), Giovanni Mancuso
(piano), Andrea Carlon (double bass), Peter Gallo (drums/percussion), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morrris, conductor.

8. "Ozone - Burning Red" (excerpt) from Butch Morris, Lê Quan Ninh & J.A. Deane, Burning Cloud (FMP, 1996); Butch Morris (cornet), Lê Quan Ninh (percussion) & J.A. Deane (trombone, flute & electronics).

to learn more about Butch Morris and conduction: http://www.conduction.us/

 

A Different Nature playlist for 04/25/2011

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A Different Nature
Air date: 
04/25/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz OrchestraStraight Up and Out (excerpt)Out to LunchDoubt Music
Sachiko M2808200An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol 6Sub Rosa
Sachiko M/Leonid SoybelmanLive 1997 (bonus track)With Russia From LoveNo Man's Land
Sachiko M/Otomo YoshihideFilament 1-5Filament 1Extreme
Sachiko M/Gunter Muller/Otomo YoshihideFilament 2-3Filament 2Four 4 Ears
Sachiko MDon't TouchSine Wave SoloAmoebic
Otomo Yoshihide/Sachiko M/Ishikawa KoModulation 1CathodeTzadik
Ensemble CathodeCathode 3 (variations of Modulation 1)Ensemble CathodeImprovised Music From Japan
Sachiko MNe Pas(Sachiko Solo)Four FocusesAmoebic
Ami YoshidaAura HysteriaSpiritual VoiceAirport
Ami YoshidaTracks 1-6Tiger ThrushImprovised Music from Japan
Cosmos(Sachiko M/Ami Yoshida)1TearsErstwhile
Sachiko MDon't DoSine Wave SoloAmoebic

Focus on Sachiko M and Ami Yoshida.. Some comments on the show follow:

"I turned on the radio and just hear this high pitched hum.. are you having transmitter problems?"

"I just walked into the room and hear a high-pitched whine. Is there something wrong with the antenna. You mean this is supposed to be music? It's not music, it's just a high pitch whine. Are you the idiot that programmed this? Do you think people are going to be entertained by this shit? You're taking up valuable air time with this. YOU'RE A FUCKING IDIOT!" The man got more and more angry as he talked to me, until he blew up at the end, and then hung up. . ..

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 04/04/2011

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04/04/2011

Part five of our six-part series on Butch Morris and Conduction.  We start off this week with an interview recorded for Vermont Public Radio [VPR] in November of 2007 so that listeners can learn more about Morris and the theories behind his concept of Conduction in the composer's own voice.  The interviewer is George Thomas, and also sitting in is Don Glasgo, leader of Dartmouth University's student jazz ensemble "Barbary Coast".  The interview is a bit over 30 minutes in duration. Anyone who missed the interview or would like to hear it again can find it archived at VPR's website: http://www.vpr.net/episode/42045/

Underlying my opening remarks and the VPR interview is an extended excerpt from Morris' Conduction #15

CONDUCTION® No. 15, WHERE MUSIC GOES II (extended excerpt behind interview)
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris
New York, NY, 15 & 16 November 1989
Ensemble: Arthur Blythe (alto sax), Marion Brandis (flute), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Curtis
Clark (piano), J.A. Deane (trombone/electronics), Janet Grice (bassoon), Brandon Ross (guitar), Bill
Horvitz (electric guitar), Jason Hwang (violin), Thurman Barker, Taylor McLean (percussion), Jemeel
Moondoc (flute), Zeena Parkins (harp), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (conductor).

CONDUCTION® No. 50
P3 Art and Environment, Tokyo, Japan, 5 March 1995 <<total time: 76:12>>
Ensemble: Shonosuke Okura (o-tuzumi), Michihiro Sato (tugaru-syamisen), Ayuo Takahashi
(zheng), Yumiko Tanaka (gidayuu), Hikaru Sawai (koto), Dae Hwan Kim (percussion), western
instruments: Yoshihide Otomo (turntable), Haruna Miyake (piano), Asuka Kaneko (violin), Tomomi
Adachi (voice), Keizo Mizoiri, Motoharu Yoshizawa (basses), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (conductor).

CONDUCTION® No. 28, CHERRY BLOSSOM (brief excerpt)
P3 Art and Environment, Tokyo, Japan, 28 March 1993
Ensemble: Yukihiro Isso (no-kan), Shonosuke Ookura (tutzumi), Makiko Sakurai (syomyo), Michihiro
Sato (tugaru-syamisen), Kizan Daiyoshi (shakuhachi), western instruments: Haruna Miyake (piano),
Syuichi Chino (computer), Asuka Kaneko, Koihi Makigami (voices), Otomo Yoshihide (turntable),
Kazutoki Umezu (bass clarinet), Sachiko Nagata (percussion), Motoharu Yoshizawa (bass), Kazuo
Oono, Koichi Tamano (Butoh dance), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (conductor).

Complete Conduction chronology, more about Butch Morris & videos too, at: http://www.conduction.us/

You can reach me via email: andy@timbuktunes.com

 

A Different Nature playlist for 03/28/2011

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
03/28/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Teruhisa FukadaChinoEsprits des AnimauxAlm Records
Toru TakemitsuStropheIn An Autumn GardenJVC/Victor (Japan)
Toshiro MayazumiCampanology IIINirvana SymphonyDenon
Akemi NaitoElectronic Landscape for tapeStrings & TimeCRI
Yasuba Jun & An-Chang ProjectAmagoi BushiRough Guide to the Music of JapanWorld Music Network
Toru TakemitsuHarakiri (excerpt)Film Music of Toru TakemitsuNonesuch
Makoto ShinoharaYumejiMin-On Contemporary Music Festival '92Camerata
Toru TakemitsuWoman in the Dunes (excerpt)Film Music of Toru TakemitsuNonesuch
Ryuichi SakamotoAnger remixMoto.tronicSony
Ikue MoriMonkey Music MoonOne Hundred Aspects of the MoonTzadik
Satolo FujiiSilenceSouth WindLibra
Ikue MoriAngler FishHex KitchenTzadik
Masaru SatoThronAkira Kurasawa's Movie Soundtrackse of BloodAkira Kurasawa's Movie SoundtracksDoxy (4 LPs, vinyl)
Stomu YamashtuMandalaStomu Yamashtu Red Buddha TheatreIsland (vinyl)
The Boredoms1Ichi: The Killer OST
The BoredomsBabe "BaabeIchi: The Killer OST
The BoredomsAlphabetical #1Ichi: The Killer OST
The BoredomsWhitey WhiteIchi: The Killer OST
Chu IshikawaMetatronTetsuo: The Iron Man OSTA-Disc
Chu IshikawaThe Sixth ToothTetsuo: The Iron Man OST"
Otomo Yoshihide10 -Night Before the Death of the Sampling VirusExtreme
Esemble NipponaOgi No MatoJapan: Traditional and Vocal MusicExplorer
Taj Mahal TravellersUltra MusicOz Days LiveOz
Stomu Yamash'ta's Red Buddha TheaterWhat a Way To Live in Modern TimesThe man from the eastIsland
Geinoh YamashirogomiPrimordial GerminationEcophony RinneInvatation
JA Caesera6(Recital) Kokkyo JunreikaVictor
Toshiya TsunodaVibrational Movements of Metal PlatesAhoraSonic Tiger
Masaru SatoThe Hidden Fortress (excerpts)Akira Kurasawa's Movie SoundtracksDoxy (4 LPs, vinyl)
Yann TomitaLuna for electronics & live concrete soundsAn Adventure of Inevitable ChanceAudio Science Laboratory
Toru TakemitsuKwaidan (1964)The Film Music of Toru TakemitsuJVC/Victor (Japan)
Masuro SatoThe Lower DepthsKurosawa: Film Musicunknown
Shonen KnifeTomato HeadRock AnimalsVirgin
Shonen KnifeRiding On The RocketLet's KnifeVirgin
Shonen KnifeTwist BarbieShonen KnifeGastanka
Tatsuya NakataniAbiogenesis 11AbiogenesisH & H Production
Ryuichi SakamatoGrief (Andrea Parker Remix)Prayer/SalvationNinja Tune
KoenjihyakkeiBrahggoViva Koenji!!Skin Graft
Bondage FruitKinzoku No Taiji LiveRecitMaboroshi No Sekai
JA Ceasertr 3Ship of Foolsunknown
Koji MarutaniScenes 4Chiky(U)U [various artists]Chiky(U)U
Somei SatohMandara for voice and electronicsMandara TrilogyNew Albion
UFO or Dieexcerpt from side AUnlimited FreakTime Bomb
Kyoto Imperial Court Music OrchestraIriteGagaku: Imperial Court Music of JapanLyrichord
Yellow Magic Orchestra'Prelude' from Technodelic (excerpt)DJ Spencer D mix CDself-released
Mayumi MiyataSublimationNebulaCBS, Japan
Toru Takemitsuexcerpt mixed over last selectionAkira Kurosawa's RanFantasy, vinyl

Five-hour New Music Japan special brought to you by the 'A Different Nature' collective.

 

A Different Nature playlist for 03/21/2011

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03/21/2011

The Music of Otomo Yoshihide

Hosted by Rich L.

Playlist:

Otomo Yoshihide - HK - Sound Factory (1997)
Otomo Yoshihide/Christian Marclay - Sliced and Diced - Moving Parts (2001)
Otomo Yoshihide/Christian Marclay - Derailment - Moving Parts
Otomo Yoshihide - Tracks 1 - 15 - Night Before the Death of the Sampling Virus (1993)
Otomo Yoshihide/Yamatsuko Eye - Last Words - Now's The Time Workshop vol. 2 (1991)
Otomo Yoshihide/Yamatsuko Eye - Terminal 1 - Now's The Time Workshop vol. 2
Otomo Yoshihide/Yamatsuko Eye - Terminal 2 - Now's The Time Workshop vol. 2
Otomo Yoshihide/Yamatsuko Eye - Terminal 3 - Now's The Time Workshop vol. 2
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Otomo Yoshihide and the New Jazz Orchestra - Out to Lunch - Out to Lunch (2005)
Otomo Yoshihide and the New Jazz Orchestra - Straight Up and Down - Out to Lunch
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Otomo Yoshihide and the New Jazz Quintet - Serene - Flutter (2001)
Altered States w/Otomo Yoshihide - Motif B - Lithuania and Estonia Live (1994)
Altered States w/Otomo Yoshihide - Chain Reaction - Lithuania and Estonia Live
Altered States w/Otomo Yoshihide - Improvisation #1 - Lithuania and Estonia Live
Altered States w/Otomo Yoshihide - Improvisation #2 - Lithuania and Estonia Live
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Otomo Yoshihide - 1-2 - We Insist? (2003)
Yoshihide/Laswell/Yashihiro - Seaweed - Soup (2003)
Otomo Yoshihide/Martin Le'trault - Lyon No. 1/Kafe Myszik, 28.04.03 - Grrr (2004)
Otomo Yoshihide/Bob Ostertag - The Power of Success - Twins! (1996)
Otomo Yoshihide - Anode 3 - Anode (2001)

A Different Nature playlist for 03/14/2011

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03/14/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alan HovhanessKohar, for flute, oboe, tympani, stringsSymphony of Metal InstrumentsKoch 3-7289-2H1
Alan HovhanessConcerto #7Music from LouisvilleLouisville First Edition FECD-0006
Alan Hovhaness"Island of Mysterious Bells," for four harpsIsolated InstrumentsMHS-1844 (vinyl)
Alan HovhanessKhaldis, movement 1 for pianoKhaldisCrystal CD-814
Alan HovhanessFantasy on Japanese WoodprintsMusic of HovhanessColumbia M-34537 (vinyl)
Alan HovhanessRubaiyat of Omar KhayyamMusic of HovhanessColumbia M-34527 (vinyl)
Alan HovhanessSymphony (#17)Symphony of Metal InstrumentsKoch 3-7289-2H1
Alan Hovhaness"And God Created Great Whales""And God Created Great Whales"Delos DE-3157
Alan Hovhaness3 Bagatelles for String QuartetSpirit MurmurDelos DE-3162
Alan HovhanessKhaldis, movement 3 for pianoKhaldisCrystal CD-814
Alan Hovhaness"Enchanted Ground," for HarpConcerto for HarpTelarc CD-80530
Alan HovhanessSymphony #39, for Guitar & OrchestraSymphony #46, #39Koch 3-7208-2H1

Music of Alan Hovhaness.  Celebrating the centennial of Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness. More information, biograpy, complete listing of all compositions, and discography, plus updates on 2011 centennial celebrations around the country at:  www.hovhaness.com

A Different Nature playlist for 03/07/2011

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03/07/2011

Fourth of six programs devoted to the music of Butch Morris.  

CONDUCTION® No. 58, HOLY SEA, MARBLE DUST / CONDUCTION® No. 59, HOLY SEA, THE DEVIL'S MUSIC recorded near Florence, Italy. February, 1996  [total time 73:10]

Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris conducting the Orchestra della Toscana: Andrea Tacchi, Giorgio Ballini, Paolo Gaiani, Maria Elena Runza (violins), Riccardo Masi, Alessandro Franconi, Dimitri Mattu (violas), Giovanni Bacchelli, Filippo Burchietti (cello), Raffaello Majoni, Gianpietro Zampella (basses), Michele Marasco (flute), Umberto Codeca (bassoon), Gianfranco Dini (horn), Donato De Sena, Claudio Quintavalla (trumpets), Renzo Brocculi (trombone), Riccardo Tarlini (tuba), Morgan M. Torelli (timpani), Jonathan Faralli (percussion), Cinzia Conte (harp). With J.A. Deane (trombone/electronics), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables/sampling/electronics), RiccardoFassi (piano).

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CONDUCTION® No. 23, QUINZAINE DE MONTREAL
The Spectrum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 11 April 1992 (time 43:25)
Ensemble: Tristan Honsinger, Martin Schutz, Eric Longsworth (cello), Michelle Kinney, Ken Butler (hybrid broom-cello), Helmut Lipsky (violin), J.A. Deane (trombone/electronics/sampling), Guillaume
Dostaler (piano), Mike Milligan (bass), Pierre Dubé (vibraphone).  Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris conducting.

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Tune in to A Different Nature next week, for a special program commemorating the 100th
anniversary of the birth of the prolific American composer Alan Hovhaness,
whose music explored his Armenian heritage, as well as Japanese and Korean
musical forms, modal composition, love of nature, etc.

A Different Nature playlist for 02/28/2011

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Air date: 
02/28/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Catherine JauniauxUne Escadrille de SorcièresFluvialAd Hoc
The Hat ShoesBattre Des PaupieresDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
The Hat ShoesSkinny MoonDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
Ikue MoriAngler FishHex KitchenTzadik
Catherine JauniauxCopul's HumusFluvialAd Hoc
Catherine JauniauxDoresc Treï BabyFluvialAd Hoc
The Hat ShoesLove ConversationDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
VibraslapsCe grand neantVibraslapsRecRec
Tom CoraCe grand neantIt's a Brand New Day: Tom Cora Live at the Knitting FactoryKnitting Factory Works
Aksak MaboulA Modern LessonUn Peu de l'Ame des BanditsCrammed Discs
VibraslapsI Fall in Love Too EasilyVibraslapsRecRec
The Hat ShoesThe Woman Of ChernovitzyDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
VibroslapsImportant Things are WhisperedVibraslapsRecRec
The Hat ShoesDifferently DesperateDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
Ikue MoriKiss of FireHex KitchenTzadik
Butch MorrisConduction 36Conduction 31, Conduction 35 & Conduction 36New World
Aksak MaboulMilano Per CasoUn Peu de l'Ame des BanditsCrammed Discs
Catherine JauniauxOrigine des FemmesFluvialAd Hoc
Ikue MoriWoke Up AghastHex KitchenTzadik
Catherine JauniauxKebadayaFluvialAd Hoc
VibraslapsShiverVibraslapsRecRec
Ikue MoriShiverHex KitchenTzadik
The Hat ShoesDoloresDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
The Hat ShoesTchakohDifferently DesperateAd Hoc
VibraslapsWitches BrewVibraslapsRecRec
The Hat ShoesBirdlessDifferently DesperateAd Hoc

 CATHERINE JAUNIAUX is a unique French born vocalist and composer who's contributed to numerous R.I.O. (Rock In Opposition) projects and has stood at the forefront of vocal improvisation of the downtown NYC scene for many years. Her vocals exhibit a vast platter of sounds, encompassing invented languages to schizophrenic meanderings and everything in-between. Some of the projects she has participated in include: The Hat Shoes, Aksak Maboul, Des Airs, The Work, Third Person, Vibraslaps, Butch Morris, Tom Cora and collaborative work with the likes of Otomo Yoshihide, Erik M, Ikue Mori, and Fred Frith. She also was the wife of late cello player Tom Cora.

 

 

 
 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 02/21/2011

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Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
02/21/2011

FRED FRITH - 2 WORKS (mainly)  --  hosted by daniel flessas

Focusing on Frith's early guitar masterpiece, 1974's "Guitar Solos" and 1995's "Pacifica", (though we opened tonight's show with the atmospheric "Kick The Can" from the 1980 album, "Speechless").

GUITAR SOLOS  (from about 8:05 pm til around 9:15 pm)

1. Hello Music 

2. Glass c/w Steel

3. Ghosts

4. Out of Their Heads (on locoweed)

5. Not  Forgotten

6. Hollow Music

7. Heat c/w Moment

8. PART 5 from "Rivers and Tides" (music for the amazing film about Andy Goldsworthy) this is NOT on Guitar Solos, btw..

9. No Birds   (The longest track on the album, "No Birds", Frith played on two prepared guitars simultaneously, creating the timbre and range of an orchestra. He laid the two guitars flat on a table, neck to neck with the bodies of the guitars at opposite ends and the necks parallel to each other. He then tuned the strings on both guitars to one note, and because they were stereo guitars with nut pickups, he had six separate sound sources coming from each guitar. Using volume pedals on some of the sound sources, Frith filtered sounds in and out of the mix without doing anything on the guitars.

10. Only Reflect

11. Water / Struggle / The North

12. Alienated Industrial Seagulls

Guitar Solos was voted one of the best albums of 1974 by NME critics. Allmusic called it a landmark album because of its innovative and experimental approach to guitar playing. It also attracted the attention of Brian Eno, resulting in Frith's playing guitar on two of Eno's albums, and spawned two follow-up albums, Guitar Solos 2 (1976) and Guitar Solos 3 (1979). Guitar Solos was remastered and released on CD on Frith's own record label, Fred Records in 2002.

Frith recorded the album at David Vorhaus's Kaleidophon Studios in London on 11–13 and 15 July 1974, where he played a modified 1936 Gibson K-11. He added an extra pickup over the strings at the nut, enabling him to amplify sound from both sides of the fretted note. He then split the fretboard in two with a capo, effectively giving him two guitars, each amplified separately that he could play independently with each hand. To split the sounds further he attached alligator clips at various positions on the strings. The net result was a guitar with multiple sound sources that could be channelled to a mixer and distributed across the stereo soundscape.[3]

The album was recorded in four days without any overdubbing. All the pieces were improvised, some completely, some to a roughly preconceived idea, and sound as they were played, except for "No Birds", which was recorded in two parts, and "Not Forgotten", from which two notes were removed. The only sounds not produced 'naturally' by guitar are those of a fuzzbox used on "Out of Their Heads (On Locoweed)", "Heat c/w Moment" and "No Birds", an echo delay used on "No Birds", and ambient noise from Frith's breath and feet on "Heat c/w Moment".[5]

PACIFICA  (from about 9:15 pm til almost 10:00 pm)

Pacifica was composed by Frith in 1994 as "a meditation for 21 musicians with texts by Pablo Neruda", and was performed, under the direction of Frith, by the Eva Kant ensemble in 1995 in Modena, Italy. Texts taken from the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's works Soneto IX and Cien sonetos de amor, were recorded by Sergio Meza in September 1997 in Santiago, Chile and were added to the music in 1998. The album was released on Tzadik Records' Composer Series in 1998.

Frith does not perform on this album.

Pacifica was composed by Frith at Big Sur, California in a cabin overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is "a slow meditation on life and death" and reflects a series of events that occurred in Frith's life at the time, namely the death of two close friends and the birth of his daughter.

Pacifica was composed for an ensemble that included prepared guitars, wind instruments, percussion, a vocalist and a performer on records, CDs and tapes. The 19 member Eva Kant ensemble (named after a 1960s comic strip heroine, Eva Kant) performed the piece, with fragments of recited text from the Death Song of the Cupeño tribe of California and the tribal names of all the original inhabitants of California.


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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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