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 04/08/13

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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Mitchell Brown joins Dr. Zomb

Dr. Zomb welcomes Mitchell Brown from Melon Expander Records to the show.  Mitchell will be bringing some of his own material as well as selections from his label to play for us. 

A Different Nature on 04/01/13

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Mon, 04/01/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Rare tracks from Don Joyce and Negativland

Tonight on A Different Nature, we'll be featuring rare tracks from Don Joyce and Negativland.

Don Joyce joined Negativland after the Contra Costa California experimental collective joined him on his KPFA radio program Over the Edge (probably one of the longest running free-form, audio collage shows still in existence).
 A long time visual artist, Joyce was inspired by Negativland's approach to collage in the audio medium and some began utilizing cut-and-paste tape collages to his program and subsequent Negativland recordings. He brought a dizzying array of cut-up sounds and recontextualized agitprop to Negativland's sound, where before they were more in line with Industrial Music, Musique Concrete, etc..

A Different Nature on 03/25/13

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Mon, 03/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Richard's Records.
from: Hendrix Uncovered:Rux? : Gumbo 4'33" by Bob Priest

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.  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.

A Different Nature on 03/18/13

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Mon, 03/18/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Live Broadcast of Stravinsky's "A Soldiers Tale"

We are proud to broadcast a live performance of Igor Stravinsky's A Soldiers Tale in collaboration with March Music Moderne

A Soldier's Tale
March 18, 2013
7:30 p.m., St. Anne's Chapel

Free and open to the public

Igor Stravinsky's iconic masterpiece is featured in this evening's program. Composed in 1918, Stravinsky based The Soldier's Tale on a Russian folk story, a parable about a soldier who swaps his violin in a deal with the devil for a book that predicts the future.

A Different Nature on 03/11/13

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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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LIVE performances by THOLLEM and Diane Chaplin

A DIFFERENT NATURE

TONIGHT-- more March Madness Moderne, with LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM MCDONAS "TSIGOTI in the Valley of the Dreambuilder"

Yes, Thollem returns playing ELECTRIC, giving us a LIVE preview of his show this Wed at BACKSPACE. Also, at around 9:30 pm, DIANE CHAPLIN, cellist extraordinaire and co-director of Northwest New Music, will perform Esa-Pekka Salonen's intense and difficult cello piece "YTA III", WITHOUT A NET!

A Different Nature on 03/04/13

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Mon, 03/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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March Music Moderne 2013 preview with Bob Priest

March Music Moderne founder & organizer, composer Bob Priest joins host Andy Hosch for an overview of this month's events. March Music Moderne features 32 concerts and events in and around Portland, happening at 18 venues over the course of 17 days. It all gets started this Thursday, March 7th with "Ears Wide Open". Tune in for all the details ---ands lots of great sounds too!

A Different Nature on 02/25/13

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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Cuban Electroacoustic Music

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1- TRES DE DOS (for magnetic tape), 1984

     Juan Piñera / Edesio Alejandro

    First Prize "Ex Aequo" XII International Contest  of Electroacoustic Music at Bourgos.

2- HORSES, 1984

    Juan Marcos Blanco

3- HALLEY (for Magnetic Tape), 1984

    Julio Roloff

4- RITUAL (for Magnetic Tape), 1984

    Juan Marcos Blanco

5- TAÑIDOS, 1983

6- ESPACIOS II, 1984

    Juan Blanco

   

A Different Nature on 02/18/13

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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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pResident's Day Special

 This Monday on A Different Nature, we'll have a pResident's Day Special, with the music of San Francisco legends The Residents, currently celebrating 40 years of anonymous fame.

We'll also have an interview with a gentleman who's been with the group from the start. Homer Flynn has been the artistic and creative director, spokesperson and eyeball wrangler from the band's infancy. We'll have all kinds of questions for Mr. Flynn, as well as getting to the bottom of a four-decade long KBOO rumor.

Plus, Residents songs both familiar and rare.

The Residents are appearing later in the week, on Friday the 22nd, at The Hawthorne Theater.

Hope you can tune in!

A Different Nature on 02/11/13

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 02/04/13

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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Hosted by Dr. Zomb

Tonight's show will feature recent Mississippi Records reissues of historic material by Kesarbai Kerkar and G. I. Gurdjieff and maybe some LaMonte Young or something...    tune in and see (or hear, actually)...

 

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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

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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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