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)
|Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico||Bidet||Ensayos 1977|
|Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico||Angst||Ensayos 1977|
|Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico||Improvisacion||Ensayos 1978|
|Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico||Viridian||En Vivo Sala Federico Chopin, 1979|
|Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico||Erial||Ensayos 1978|
|Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico||Bidet (part 2)||Ensayos 1977|
On A Different Nature we played 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 heard two reharsal recordings from 1977-78, and a live recrding at the Frederic Chopin Concert Hall, June 25th, 1977.
En A Different Nature, estuvimos escuchando a Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico, que era un proyecto de música didáctica, experimentación colectiva de sonidos y atmósferas, cuya estructura básica la conformaban: Marco Antonio "TZARA" Godines en el sintetizador Roland sh1, Arturo Meza en el sintetizador de cuerdas ARP OMNI y guitarra acústica, Juan Wolfgang Cruz en el Violoncelo y Bajo Eléctrico y Víctor Soto en la guitarra eléctrica; el sonido que ellos lograban era una amalgama de extrañas texturas, que en momentos sonaban espaciales y psicodélicos, en momentos el sonido era desesperante y misterioso...
Se tocaron grabaciones de ensayos de 1977-78, y una grabacion en vivo den La Sala Federico Chopin en la Ciudad de México, el 25 de junio de 1977.
Sound for this and other broadcasts can be founs at:
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Early Morning Melody||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Travellers 1, 2, 3||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Dawn||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Travellers 4 Churchyard Entertainment||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk with Robert Een||Chinook||Facing North||ECM Records|
|Meredith Monk with Robert Een||Long Shadows 1||Facing North||ECM Records|
|Meredith Monk with Robert Een||Keeping Warm||Facing North||ECM Records|
|Meredith Monk with Robert Een||Northern Lights 2||Facing North||ECM Records|
|Meredith Monk with Robert Een||Chinook Whispers||Facing North||ECM Records|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Afternoon Melodies||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Fields / Clouds||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Dusk||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Eva's Song||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||clusters 1||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||strand (gathering)||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||winter variation||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||cloud code||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||shift||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||mapping||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||summer variation||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||vow||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||falling||Songs of Ascension||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk||Descending||Songs from the Hill / Tablet||Wergo|
|Meredith Monk||Silo||Songs from the Hill / Tablet||Wergo|
|Meredith Monk||Bird Code||Songs from the Hill / Tablet||Wergo|
|Meredith Monk||Jew's Harp||Songs from the Hill / Tablet||Wergo|
|Meredith Monk||Prairie Ghost||Songs from the Hill / Tablet||Wergo|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Evening||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Travellers 5||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Jewish Storyteller/Dance/Dream||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Plague||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Madwoman's Vision||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble||Cave Song||Book of Days||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk||Choosing Companions||Atlas||ECM Records|
|Meredith Monk||Father's Hope||Atlas||ECM Records|
|Meredith Monk||Ice Demons||Atlas||ECM Records|
|Bjork and the Brodsky Quartet||Gotham Lullaby||bootleg|
|Meredith Monk||Offering||Volcano Songs||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk||Boat Man||Volcano Songs||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk||Skip Song||Volcano Songs||ECM New Series|
|Meredith Monk||Woman at the Door||Mercy||ECM Records|
|Meredith Monk||What does it mean||Key|
|Meredith Monk||Fat Stream||Key|
|Meredith Monk||Do You Be||Key|
Hosted by Dr. Zomb "Surprise night"
bruce haack upside down reissue lp mississippi
ursula bogner side a/1,2 sonne blackbox lp faitiche
ursula bogner side a/7 recordings lp faitiche
vegetable orchestra le massacre du printemps onionoise cd rough trade
pierre bastien odovinil musiques paralloidres cd lowlands
morton subotnick side a silver apples of the moon lp nonesuch
ursula bogner side a/6 sonne blackbox lp faitiche
terge isungset spring iceman is cd all ice
terge isungset mammoth igloo cd all ice
pierre bastien eloj du piqueupe musiques paralloidres cd lowlands
dan crall socioautomation non formula equinox cd
vegetable orchestra brazil onionoise cd
jean louis brau instrumentation verbale (face two) lipstick traces v/a cd rough trade
terge isungset fola, fola blakken ice concerts cd all ice
ursula bogner side b/3,4 sonne blackbox lp
ursula bogner side b/2 recordings lp
morton subotnick side a the wild bull lp nonesuch
glass orchestra side b/1 s/t lp music gallery
|Iva Bittova||Ne Nehledej||Ne Nehledej||Ariola Germany|
|Iva Bittova & Vladimir Vaclavek||Moucha||Bile Inferno||Indies Scope Records|
|Bittova & Fajt||Kamen||Bittova & Fajt||Bonton|
|Iva Bittova & Vladimir Vaclavek||Je Tma||Bile Inferno||Indies Scope Records|
|Iva Bittova||Kapitulni Sin||Ne Nehledej||Ariola Germany|
|Iva Bittova||Blazen||Ne Nehledej||Ariola Germany|
|Iva Bittova||Cekam Te (Waiting for You)||Classic||Supraphon|
|Iva Bittova||Quatuor Pour Cora (Part 3)||Classic||Supraphon|
|Iva Bittova & Vladimir Vaclavek||Huljet||Bile Inferno||Indies Scope Records|
|Iva Bittova||In the Barren Land||Divna Slecinka||Ariola Germany|
|Iva Bittova||Napevky/Speech Melodies I||Classic||Supraphon|
|Iva Bittova||Funny Miss||Divna Slecinka||Ariola Germany|
|Iva Bittova/Bang on a Can||Zapiskej|
|Un drame musical instantane||The phantom of liberty||Rideau!||Grrr|
|Un drame musical instantane||Nemo||Sous les mer||Grrr|
|Helene Sage||Un coup de des...||Comme un image||Grrr|
|Birge/Gorge/Shiroc||Le Reveil||Defense De||Grrr/Mio Records|
|Un Drame Musical Instante||Crimes Perfaits||a travail egal salaire egal||Grrr|
|El Strom||Lover Man||Fresh 'n chips||Grrr|
|Birge-Oshima-Risser||Aieitho Nippon Blues||Birge avec Donkey Monkey||Grrr|
|Pied de Poule||Hermione||Indescretion||Grrr|
|Helene Sage||Les Confessions||Les Araignees||Grrr|
|Un Drame Musical INstantane||L'Invitation au voyage sara Matao et||Les bons contes font les bons amis||Grrr|
|Un drame musical instantane||Le spectacle est dans la salle||L'homme a la camera||Grrr|
|Michelle Buirette||Le Devis de l'amour||La mise en plis||Grrr|
|Sage/Vitet||side 2||Supposons le Probleme Resolu||Grrr|
Tonight we heard various releases from the Grrr label, out of France, which was started by Jean-Jacques Birge in 1975 with the release of Birge/Gorge/Shiroc's LP DEFENSE DE. The next year Birge and Francis Gorge formed UN DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANE with free-jazz trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Bernard Vitet, and Grrr put out several of their records, along with those of like-minded musicians, some-times collaborators like Helene Sage, Michelle Buirette and others. This music blended free jazz, rock, and new music/modern classic into highly creative ways. For more on Grrr you can go to thier website, where they also have over 80 hours of unreleased music for free download: www.drame.org
Show was hosted by Rolf Semprebon
|Harmonia||Dino||Musik von Harmonia||Brain|
|Cluster & Eno||The Belldog||Begegnungen||Sky|
|Roedelius||All Jahre Wieder||Selbstportrait Vol II||Sky|
|Cluster & Eno||Light Arms||After the Heat||Sky|
|Harmonia||Ueber Ottenstein||Live 1974||Water|
|Roedelius/Tim Story||The Persistence of Memory||The Persistence of Memory||Seventh Chance|
|Harmonia/Eno||Almost||Tracks & Traces||Ryko|
|Roedelius||Adieu Quiclotte||Gift in the Moment||Bureau B|
|Cluster & Farnbauer||Live at the Weiner Festwochen Alternativ||bonus track on Kluster - Klopfzeichen||Hypnotic|
|Harmonia||De Luxe||De Luxe||Brain|
The music of Joachim Roedelius, Cluster, Kluster, Harmonia and related stuff to celebrated Reodelius's appearance next Sunday. Hosted by Rolf with thanks to Dr. Zhomb for providing some of the material...
This week's host Dr. Zomb was joined in the studio by Heather Perkins and Christi Denton from the upcoming "Electrogals - Girls Gone Wired" electronic music and digital art festival at Disjecta this October 10 - 15. We talked about what they have planned and when and played a lot of material by the musical artists - all women! For more info go to http://www.electrogals.org
portable morla arctocephalus gazella
marisa anderson nebulae
momilani ramstrum running ahead
stephanie rearick oh no
anna rubin caliorisma
cecilia castra flashback
hutch demoulpied somniac
lowell hutcheson cold hard cash
yamila rios cello reflexions
zhao xiaoyu dews on bamboo leafs
heather perkins one shot
la pump roll me over
silk and olive easy on the other
laurie anderson radar, sharkey's night home of the brave live lp warner brothers
heather perkins choctaw ridge
la pump hendrix
cheetah finesse I'm not playin'
stephanie loveless variations
pauline oliveros bye bye butterfly new music for electronic and recorded media v/a lp arch records
christi denton manifestation
marisa anderson electricity
heather perkins wolves
This week on A Different Nature, we featured Dutch Ambient and Soundscape artist Arno Peeters.
"Arno started tape music in the early '80's and evolved to electronic music. First as the EBM-duo Voltage Control (2 EP's and one CD-album on Antler) and later as one of the first techno-artists in The Netherlands with some EP's on Djax-Up-Beats, as part of Random XS and Urban Electro and solo as Spasms. He turned away from techno to more experiMental stuff on his album 'Fuzzy Logic' and migrated to the German Mille Plateaux-label which released the award-winning AeroSon and two tracks on compilations. Nowadays he composes in 5.1 surround and makes a living with producing a weekly radioshow on electronic music (Folio on Dutch National Radio 6) and (as the one-man company Tape TV Productions) editing, mixing and mastering all kinds of projects from the no-budget fine art to the high profile and the cutting edge."
Play list: (all tracks Arno Peeters - Song - Album)
"If You Have a Girlfriend" Tape (not released, 1984) - Peeters Principle (Mix compiled by Peter van Cooten, 2011)
Voltage Control - Yatiyana To An Undefined Public (1991) - Peeters Principle
Amunite Int. Email Audio Art Project Volume 4 (2010) Compilation - Peeters Principle
Spasms - World on Prozac Fuzzy Logic (1995) - Peeters Principle
Don't Breathe a Word Electro-acoustic Music From NL (2001) - Peeters Principle
As Death Passes By - As Death Passes By (Tape 1988)
Woeshipping DOT Matrix - AeroSon (1996)
SW Itch - AeroSon
Duesday - AeroSon
AM orph - AeroSon
Aud Entity I - AeroSon
Uncanny - AeroSon
Aud Entity II - AeroSon
AeroSon - AeroSon
Commercial Menace I - AeroSon
Try To Be Very Zen About It - AeroSon
Intro - Stars of the Sky - Live interpretation of "Tierkreis" (Zodiac) by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Aquarius - Stars of the Sky
NVDK Soundcape - The Night of Dance and Art - 5.1 surround Soundscape for "The Night of Dance and Art" in commission of Podium Twente, 2009.
Don't Breathe - Plug In, Drop Out (Self Release, rejected by Mille Plateaux)
King Of The Skies - Plug In, Drop Out
Three Of A Kind - Plug In, Drop Out
Rhythem - Plug In, Drop Out
Tone - Plug In, Drop Out
Time - Plug In, Drop Out
To Ivory Towers - Plug In, Drop Out
Toccata Tantrum - Toccata Tantrum - Reworked version of "Toccata Reger", originally played on church organ by Feike Asma. In commission of Luchtkastelen 2006
Turning to Raseborg - Commissioned by the AIR program of ProArtibus.
OddMusic - Mashup created with samples found at www.oddmusic.com, in commission of VPRO Radio 'Café Sonore'
Hosted by Rich L.
|Karlheinz Stockhausen||Leo||Tierkreis fur 12 Spieluhren||Stockhausen|
|Karlheinz Stockhau||Hymnen (excerpt from Region III)||Hymnen||Deutsche Grammophon|
|Karlheinz Stockhau||Ylem (excerpt)||Ylem||Deutsche Grammophon|
|Karlheinz Stockhau||Kontake (side A)||Kontake||Ecstatic Peace!|
|karlheinz stockhausen||Telemusik||Mikrophoneie I/Krophonie II/Telemusik||Stockhausen|
|Karlheinz Stockhau||Sirius (side 4)||Sirius||Deutsche Grammophon|
|karlheinz stockhausen||Samstags-Grus (Luzifer-Gruss) "Saturday Greeting" (Lucifer's Greeting)||Samstag aus Licht (opera)||Deutsche Grammophon|
|Karlheinz Stockhau||Aus den sieben Tangen (1. Fais voile vers le soleil)||Aus den sieben Tangen||Harmonia Mundi|
Rolf & Andy play music of Stockhausen, recalling his controversial comments following the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and paying tribute to what would have been the composer's 83rd birthday (Aug.22)
|John Cage||Williams Mix||OHM: The Early Pioneers of Electronic Music: 1948-1980||Ellipsis Arts|
|John Cage/Peter Greenaway||audio track from the documentary film:||Four American Composers, Vol. 1: John Cage||-----|
|Cage works heard in the film include:|
|'Indeterminacy' Story No. 4|
|Music-Tape Track by David Tudor|
|'Indeterminacy' Story No. 4|
|'Indeterminacy' Story No. 81|
|Living Room Music (1940)|
|Double Music (1941)|
|Forever and Sunsmell (1942)|
|Music for Marcel Duchamp (1947)|
|27 sounds manufactured in a kitchen|
|12 sounds manufactured by the human body|
|John Cage/Andrew Hosch||Le Cage Concrète: 52 miniatures to be played in random sequence||Le Cage Concrète||Epitonium|
September 5th is the birthday of the American composer John Cage. He would have been 99 this year. In 2012, to celebrate the centenary of Cage's birth, we here at A Different Nature, elsewhere on KBOO, and in Portland's new music community, will be presenting Cage-related programming throughout the year.
Tonight's Cage birthday celebration brings you the audio track from the 1983 Peter Greenaway film, Four American Composers, Vol. 1: John Cage. This documentary sheds light on Cage's musical philosophy. It was based on a series of performances of music by John Cage to celebrate his 70th birthday at St. James Church Islington, London. If you would like to view the film, someone has posted it on youtube.
The second hour of the show will feature "Le Cage Concrète", a series of 52 miniatures constructed from fragments of performances of Cage's music, averaging 1 1/2 minutes each in duration. These 52 short pieces are intended to be played in random sequence. The possible combinations are astronomical: approximately 80 to the 67th power (80 with 67 zeroes...) "Le Cage Concrète" was constructed in 1998 by Andrew Hosch, currently a host of this program.